Intel’s new brain chip uses the first 7nm silicon


Intel just unveiled its second-generation brain-like computer chip: the Loihi 2. This processor is more man than your usual machine, as it includes pseudo-neurons made of silicon — up to a million of them. That’s nearly ten times as much as the first-generation Loihi chip, and this was ensured in part by the use of a previously unshipped, advanced process node: the Intel 4.

Loihi 2 is a research chip on neural computing, meaning that it aims to help develop more chips that behave more like a biological brain than a digital chip. This should lead to a better understanding of our complex brains and also create chips that are highly energy efficient and fast in certain tasks. Like machine learning.


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