Think Exponential: Intel’s Xe Architecture

At Intel’s Architecture Day event in December of 2018, Intel outlined a strategic shift for the company’s design and engineering model that enables a significantly accelerated pace of innovation and leadership.

For the last 50 years, Intel has driven leadership in two key areas of the semiconductor industry: process and architecture. As the industry and the workloads continue to evolve, there is a strong demand for architectures that scale exponentially. To address these evolving requirements and help continue the growth, we are creating and integrating additional building blocks. With Moore’s Law and a strategic shift to a six-pillar approach they will advance product development that will drive Intel into the years ahead. These pillars are the foundation of what we will build, each of them equally important: process, architecture, memory, interconnect, security, and software.

The Intel Xe architecture is a key element of this bold, new engineering vision that we announced in December. Intel Xe architecture spans multiple computing and graphics market segments and will include a range of implementations that will allow us to address a wide range of markets and workloads, from mainstream notebooks to enthusiast game systems, to powerful computing solutions for the data center.

Scalability

The Intel Xe compute architecture will enhance Intel’s broad data-centric portfolio, enabling us to deliver leadership products for the widest range of compute workloads that demand a mix of scalar, vector, matrix, and spatial architectures. We’re particularly excited about the new capabilities Intel Xe compute architecture will bring to areas such as high-performance computing and AI. We are already deeply engaged with customers and industry partners to develop data center solutions based on Intel Xe compute architecture. We will look forward to sharing more details on the Intel Xe architecture in the months ahead.

--David Blythe, Chief Architect, Xe