Intel has detailed its Arctic Sound M data center GPU, indicating that it would be available in Q3 2022 — but no one in their right mind would believe Intel’s Arc GPU supply dates — nonetheless, let’s get this Arctic Sound M GPU show on the road.
The Arctic Sound M is available in two models, the first of which is the flagship model, which features a single ACM-G10 GPU and a 150W power supply. The second card contains two ACM-G11 GPUs and a lower TDP of 75W, but it’s built for multi-purpose activities with a high density. According to Intel, “super flexible data center GPUs focused on cloud gaming, media processing, and distribution, virtual desktop infrastructure, and inference.”
Arctic Sound GPUs can handle 30+ 1080p streams, 40+ gaming streams, 62 Virtualized Functions, and 150 AI TOPs, according to sources. AV1 HW Encode/Decode and XMX AI-Accelerators, according to Intel, will be included in the upcoming Arctic Sound M GPUs.
AV1 encoding is possible with Arctic Sound M, which is projected to become a popular standard among streamers, content providers, and artists.
If streaming services embrace AV1, Intel may gain a major advantage in the near to medium term due to the requirement for AV1 hardware compatibility. AV1 encoding is also planned to be supported by Arc desktop GPUs.
Intel’s chief architect, Raja Koduri, noted during the event that the company’s silicon strategy is geared toward applications such as the metaverse. He went on to say that Project Endgame is about supplying continuous computing to the metaverse. He showcased Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5 on a standard PC at an exceedingly low frame rate.
After turning on the continuous compute infrastructure, which seeks computing power in the cloud, the demo in the Matrix Awakens city becomes considerably more fluid and real-time. Such an event, according to Koduri, will be four to five years away.
The Aurora supercomputer was developed in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory and uses Intel’s Ponte Vecchio graphics hardware. The supercomputer, which has 60,000 Ponte Vecchio chips split over 10,000 nodes, contains six of these chips on a single card and multiple blades.
Intel’s new Arctic Sound M GPUs are scheduled to debut in Q3 2022, but no one knows if that will happen. Intel has announced that its new desktop-focused Arc Alchemist GPUs will be delayed and released later this year in China.