June 9, 2023

Intel reveals details of software-defined silicon

Intel officially disclosed the Intel On Demand program, which activates specific functions and accelerators through software according to customer needs. The upcoming fourth-generation Xeon processor Xeon Scalable Sapphire Rapids will support this mechanism, helping the chip giant reduce the number of SKUs and reduce costs. Intel says its upcoming Xeon Scalable Sapphire Rapids incorporates a variety of purpose-specific accelerators and security technologies that customers won’t need all the time. To provide end customers with investment flexibility, Intel will disable features they do not need at the time of purchase and activate them through software at an additional cost if required. This mechanism is the so-called Software Defined Silicon (SDSi). The list of on-demand activation technologies available through the Intel On Demand program includes: Software Guard Extensions, Dynamic Load Balancer (DLB), Intel Data Streaming Accelerator (DSA), Intel In-Memory Analytics Accelerator (IAA), Intel In-Memory Analytics Accelerator, and Intel QuickAssist Technology (QAT).

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