December 4, 2022

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11:29 am EDT – Welcome to our live blog of Intel’s Innovation 2022 opening keynote. Things should be kicking off very soon

11:30 am EDT – Looks like people are starting to take their seats

11:30 am EDT – And we begin

11:31 am EDT – Edit: Only Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger will be speaking today

11:32 a.m. EDT – And it starts in 30 minutes, I’ll be back soon

11:57 a.m. EDT – Ryan here in both senses of the word. Intel is hosting this year’s event as an in-person event at the San Jose Convention Center, my home away from home

11:58 am EDT – Since it’s a private event, it should be a more leisurely paced event than the kind of quick notes we’ve seen during the pandemic

11:58 am EDT – But first a spoiler:

11:59 am EDT – Newegg posted Intel 13th Gen Core (Raptor Lake) processors for sale earlier this morning

11:59 am EDT – Complete with prices

11:59 am EDT – We will see if the prices are accurate. But at this stage they seem realistic

12:00 PM EDT – Meanwhile, on call for screenshots is the always awesome Gavin Bonshore

12:00 PM EDT – And this key note should start immediately

12:01 a.m. EDT – Expected topics today include Raptor Lake, Sapphire Rapids, Intel’s enterprise GPU efforts and more

12:01 a.m. EDT – And here we are

12:01 a.m. EDT – Starting with Pat Gelsinger

12:01 a.m. EDT – “Now we’re going to have a great event together”

12:01 a.m. EDT – This keynote is scheduled to last 1 hour

12:02 a.m. EDT – Pat begins by reiterating Intel’s focus on open ecosystems and a developer-first approach

12:02 a.m. EDT – Today’s news on hardware, software, chip design, security and more

12:03 a.m. EDT – (Pat’s shirt is “geek” in ASCII binary)

12:03 a.m. EDT – “We are in a new era”

12:04 p.m. EDT – “We continue to witness the magic of technology”

12:04 p.m. EDT – Pat repeats his “superpowers” analogy.

12:04 p.m. EDT – Computing, connectivity, cloud-to-edge infrastructure, AI and sensors

12:05 p.m. EDT – Oh? He added a 5th superpower. The sensor is new to the list

12:05 p.m. EDT – Pat shows off his hearing aid

12:06 p.m. EDT – An example of a touch device today. A device that makes his life better

12:06 p.m. EDT – It also changes the way Intel thinks about their business and chip design

12:06 p.m. EDT – Which brings us to Intel Foundry Services

12:07 p.m. EDT – At the core of chip manufacturing is Moore’s Law

12:07 p.m. EDT – Pat reiterates that he doesn’t think Moore’s Law is dead

12:07 p.m. EDT – Going from 100B transistors today in one package to 1T transistors by the end of the decade

12:07 p.m. EDT – Creation process according to the development plan of Intel “5 nodes in 4 years”.

12:08 a.m. EDT – The first 18A test chip is expected to be released before the end of the year

12:08 a.m. EDT – “We will not rest until the periodic table is exhausted”

12:08 a.m. EDT – Intel will continue to work to increase capacity and demand

12:09 p.m. EDT – With the previously announced acquisition of Tower Semi, this gives Intel significant opportunities

12:09 p.m. EDT – Now we are talking about the idea of ​​Systems Foundry

12:09 p.m. EDT – Systems foundry offers wafers, advanced packages, chiplets and software

12:10 p.m. EDT – “Software defined, silicon enhanced”

12:11 p.m. EDT – Investing heavily in the UCIe chiplet ecosystem

12:11 p.m. EDT – “We’re going to put all these pieces together”

12:11 p.m. EDT – I am now playing a video about UCIe

12:12 p.m. EDT – Which begins with a statement from TSMC

12:12 p.m. EDT – Intel emphasizes the “universal” part of UCIe

12:12 p.m. EDT – Part of Intel’s $1 billion IFS innovation fund is for startups and breakthrough technologies

12:13 p.m. EDT – Intel is also expanding its university shuttle program. Goal: 100x

12:14 p.m. EDT – I am looking to develop the pipeline of talent for the semiconductors of tomorrow

12:14 p.m. EDT – Now to the graphics and accelerated calculations

12:14 p.m. EDT – High performance computing requires vector and matrix processing

12:15 p.m. EDT – The one thing Pat didn’t do in his previous stint at Intel: high-performance graphics

12:15 p.m. EDT – Now to the GPUs

12:15 p.m. EDT – Announcing the Intel Data Center GPU Flex Series

12:15 p.m. EDT – Flex 170 and Flex 140

12:15 p.m. EDT – For inference, training, AI, VDI, video encoding. All GPUs are used in servers today

12:16 p.m. EDT – Pat also has a packet of Ponte Vecchio in her hand

12:16 p.m. EDT – PVC and Sapphire Rapids with HBM are the computational brains behind the Aurora supercomputer

12:16 p.m. EDT – Intel is shipping these blades now

12:17 p.m. EDT – But you can’t talk about GPUs without talking about games

12:17 p.m. EDT – To paraphrase: the cost of gaming GPUs is too high

12:17 p.m. EDT – “We’re fixing this today”

12:17 p.m. EDT – Intel Arc A770 GPU

12:17 p.m. EDT – 65% better RT performance than unspecified competition

12:17 p.m. EDT – I’m playing a demo video now

12:18 p.m. EDT – Available October 12th for $329

12:18 p.m. EDT – The cards are now on their way to the reviewers

12:18 p.m. EDT – So we pit it against the NVIDIA RTX 3060 and AMD RX 66xx parts

12:20 p.m. EDT – Shifting gears, bringing Intel’s AI Ethics Lead Architect Ria Cheruvu to the stage

12:20 p.m. EDT – She’s only 18

12:21 p.m. EDT – We’ll hear more about this in Greg’s session tomorrow: Intel Developer Cloud

12:21 p.m. EDT – Which Intel uses to show off some of its latest technology

12:21 p.m. EDT – Dev Cloud is currently in limited beta, but Intel intends to expand it

12:23 p.m. EDT – Intel’s first challenge: speeding up development cycles

12:23 p.m. EDT – Development cycles are too slow

12:23 p.m. EDT – Intel has a tool to help with no-code solutions

12:24 p.m. EDT – The neural compressor with a neural encoder

12:24 p.m. EDT – Converted PyTorch model from FP32 to INT8

12:24 p.m. EDT – Running the Sapphire Rapids

12:25 p.m. EDT – 10.8x speedup on SPR compared to using FP32

12:25 p.m. EDT – And now to security

12:25 p.m. EDT – Intel SGX demo

12:26 p.m. EDT – (SGX seems to get compromised with some regularity)

12:26 p.m. EDT – Working to provide a holistic view of confidential computing

12:27 p.m. EDT – Breaking news: Raptor Lake launches on October 20th. The i9-13900K is $589

12:28 p.m. EDT – Now to developing an AI model

12:29 p.m. EDT – Enterprise platform for AI development collaboration

12:29 p.m. EDT – Show how to build a CV model to maximize coffee bean yield

12:30 p.m. EDT – Using active learning to reduce the number of sample images required

12:31 a.m. EDT – Show how the model performs so far and how its shortcomings can be fixed

12:31 a.m. EDT – The model can then be optimized with OpenVINO and deployed in data centers

12:32 p.m. EDT – Launching today: Intel Geti

12:32 p.m. EDT – “Powerful AI for everyone”

12:32 p.m. EDT – Commercially available in Q4 of this year

12:33 p.m. EDT – (Just to be clear, Geti is a computer vision training system)

12:33 p.m. EDT – Continuing the theme of building AI models. Now with a guest speaker from PreciTaste

12:34 p.m. EDT – Using OpenVINO for its flexibility to be able to run against GPU or CPU (instead of being limited to GPU only)

12:35 p.m. EDT – 30% higher FPS in one afternoon

12:35 p.m. EDT – Using Intel’s RealSense cameras to view pans of food. OpenVINO is used to classify things and how many there are

12:36 p.m. EDT – Stirring pans; AI perceives change

12:38 p.m. EDT – Chipotle will roll out this Intel technology to a large market in the “coming months”

12:38 p.m. EDT – Developer challenge 3: game development is complex and slow

12:39 p.m. EDT – Discussion of debugging network clients

12:40 p.m. EDT – The game is Nightengale, a UE5 game

12:41 p.m. EDT – High performance requirements mean that typically only one or two clients can run on a single workstation

12:41 p.m. EDT – (Technical error: keyboard not working)

12:42 p.m. EDT – Using obscure technology to allow the system to run up to 8 instances

12:42 p.m. EDT – Ahh, this is a demonstration of having so many Intel CPU cores

12:43 p.m. EDT – Especially the E-cores

12:44 p.m. EDT – Demo footage of the game itself is currently being released

12:44 p.m. EDT – Pat is hiding something behind his back

12:44 p.m. EDT – Bad

12:45 p.m. EDT – Intel today announced the 13th generation Intel Core processor family

12:45 p.m. EDT – Code name: Raptor Lake

12:45 p.m. EDT – Flagship i9-13900K

12:45 p.m. EDT – 8 P cores plus 16 E cores (twice as many E cores as before)

12:46 p.m. EDT – The best gaming/streaming experience ever

12:46 p.m. EDT – DDR5 speed up to DDR5-5600

12:46 p.m. EDT – “Best overclocking experience in the world too”

12:46 p.m. EDT – Will release a “limited volume” 6.0GHz SKU next year

12:47 p.m. EDT – So 13900KS?

12:47 p.m. EDT – Over 50 processors planned as part of the 13th generation Core family

12:48 p.m. EDT – Developer challenge 4: creative development takes time and is limited

12:48 p.m. EDT – (Someone should make a Stable Diffusion or similar image with Pat Gelsinger showing Ryzen CPUs)

12:49 p.m. EDT – Showing Stable Diffusion here, running on Intel’s Gaudi 2 hardware

12:50 p.m. EDT – Showcasing the “incredible power” of the next-generation Gaudi 2 accelerator

12:51 p.m. EDT – Developer Challenge 5: User experience must drive product design

12:52 p.m. EDT – User experience should drive product design

12:52 p.m. EDT – Samsung Display CEO JS Choi is now on stage

12:52 p.m. EDT – Choi is holding a movable OLED display

12:52 p.m. EDT – Expansion and contraction

12:53 p.m. EDT – Announcing the world’s first 17-inch sliding display

12:55 p.m. EDT – Now to the introduction of Intel Unison

12:55 p.m. EDT – Unison promises to “bring all our devices together”

12:56 p.m. EDT – Extending his laptop display to the Samsung screen

12:57 p.m. EDT – Unison can also extend iOS and Android devices

12:57 p.m. EDT – iOS texts on Windows PC. This is a pretty killer feature

12:57 p.m. EDT – Unison is coming to new laptops this holiday season

12:57 p.m. EDT – On select Intel Evo devices

12:58 p.m. EDT – 6th and final challenge solving low power high bandwidth connectivity

12:58 p.m. EDT – Silicon photonics

12:58 p.m. EDT – Showing an old video of a much younger Pat talking about silicon photonics

12:59 p.m. EDT – Silicon photonics took longer than expected

12:59 p.m. EDT – But it’s finally coming. And it’s an example of how Intel invests for the long term

1 p.m. EDT – Detachable optical connector in the package

1 p.m. EDT – Live demo broadcast from Intel labs in Scotland

1:01 p.m. EDT – Show a demonstration of measuring light coming out of a silicon photonic chip

1:01 p.m. EDT – Let it be light

1:01 p.m. EDT – Now I detach and reattach the connector

1:02 p.m. EDT – “This is exactly how I dreamed decades ago”

1:02 p.m. EDT – I’m wrapping things up now

1:03 p.m. EDT – Signing one of the posters they created with Stable Diffusion earlier

1:03 p.m. EDT – To wrap things up, Pat brings up Linus Torvalds

1:06 p.m. EDT – Linus recounts the creation of Linux. He was poor and couldn’t afford Unix

1:07 p.m. EDT – Extolling the virtues of open source

1:08 p.m. EDT – Linus Torvalds, Pat’s favorite tireless engineer

1:09 p.m. EDT – Linus is the first recipient of a new award. The Intel Innovation Award

1:09 p.m. EDT – “This is very nice and elegant”

1:09 p.m. EDT – Lifetime Achievement Award

1:10 p.m. EDT – And this is Linus

1:10 p.m. EDT – Pat is now quickly pumping up the crowd for the next 2 days

1:11 p.m. EDT – And this is a wrapper

1:11 p.m. EDT – Thanks for joining us for another live blog. Now go check out some other sessions here at Innovation

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