During the Barcelona Supercomputing Center event, the company announced (via Tom’s Hardware) that Intel and the Spanish government will invest 400 million euros in a lab where risk-v chips are designed. Such a reduced instruction set computers would be ideal for reaching the zeta scale; supercomputers with at least one zetaflop of computing power.

The investment is related to a joint research lab where the Spanish government and Intel will invest the specified amount over the next 10 years. Chips are being developed there that use the risc-v instruction set architecture, an open source standard for simplified instructions for a chipset. Risk chips can be used for a variety of purposes, including zettascale HPC as well as artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles.

This isn’t the first time Intel has shown an interest in architecture. For example, there are already Intel chips that use risc-v. A year ago, Intel offered $2 billion for a company specializing in the standards. Other parties are also working to commercialize chipsets based on certain instruction set architectures.

Source: Tom’s Hardware

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