DARPA, a U.S. Department of Defense Agency, has named Intel for the collaboration to work on a project involving machine learning and Artificial Intelligence. The aim is to develop a new powerful data-handling and computing platform that leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques.
Under the collaboration, Intel’s Data Center Group (DCG), Platform Engineering Group (PEG) and Intel Labs will work as one of the hardware architecture research performers for DARPA HIVE. The joint research program between Intel and DARPA is valued at more than $100 Million over a time span of 4 and a half year.
The main idea of Big Data has emerged from the idea that 90% of the data available presently has been created in the past two years. From devices at the edge to large data centers making use of corporate clouds as well as future energy technology simulations, every sector is awashed with data. It’s being created, stored, indexed, and accessed at a very large scale.
In order to handle such big amount of data, DARPA’s Microsystems Technology Office created the Hierarchical Identify Verify & Exploit (HIVE) program. This is to develop new technologies to realize 1,000 times performance-per-watt gains in the ability to handle the graph analytics.
Unlike the traditional analytics that study “one to one” or “one to many” relationships, graph analytics uses algorithms to construct and process the world’s data organized in a “many to many” relationship involving immediate connections to multiple layers of indirect relationships. Even though some graphs are simple and easy to visualize like family tree, others involve complex semantics and keep changing constantly like a search list of every user on the planet for Amazon sales or Apple iTunes.
“By mid-2021, the goal of HIVE is to provide a 16-node demonstration platform showcasing 1,000x performance-per-watt improvement over today’s best-in-class hardware and software for graph analytics workloads,” said Dhiraj Mallick, vice president of the Data Center Group and general manager of the Innovation Pathfinding and Architecture Group at Intel. “Intel’s interest and focus in the area may lead to earlier commercial products featuring components of this pathfinding technology much sooner.”
Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California that was founded by Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce. It is the world’s largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers based on revenue and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors: the processors found in most personal computers (PCs). Intel also manufactures motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphics chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing.
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