Intel's 5 Biggest Announcements At The Data-Centric Innovation Summit

AI Revenue For Xeon Is Now $1B

Intel revealed that artificial intelligence applications drove $1 billion in Xeon server processors sales last year, which the company used as a prime indicator that general-purpose CPUs have a big role to play in AI. During his talk, Naveen Rao, Intel's AI computing chief, said almost all inference computing is done on Xeon CPUs today. "General-purpose computing has a scale that specialized chips can't achieve," he said. The company said AI is one of the main drivers behind Intel's data center growth.