Intel Accelerates Innovation in AI, Quantum and Neuromorphic Computing with Open, Software-First Approach

SAN JOSE, California, September 28, 2022 – During Day 2 of Intel Innovation, Intel illustrated how its efforts and investments to foster an open ecosystem are catalyzing community innovation, from silicon to systems to apps and across all layers of the software stack away.

Through a growing offering of platforms, tools and solutions, Intel is focused on helping developers be more productive and better able to realize their potential for positive social causes. The company introduced new tools to support developers in artificial intelligence, security and quantum computing, and announced the first customers of its new certification service, Project Amber.

“We are successfully executing our software-first strategy by creating an open ecosystem that enables us to continuously innovate together,” said Greg Lavender, Intel’s chief technology officer. “We are committed members of the developer community, and our breadth and depth of hardware and software assets make it easy to scale opportunities for everyone through co-innovation and collaboration.”

Accelerating innovation in AI, quantum and neuromorphic computing, and what’s next

An advantage of open technology is that it can be combined into myriad solutions from vendors and customers with different specialties. Red Hat Chief Technology Officer Chris Wright took the stage via video to Lavender to announce that Red Hat’s OpenShift Data Science “has been integrated into Intel’s AI portfolio, allowing developers to run their models with Intel’s AI Analytics Kit and Train and use OpenVINO tools”.

Red Hat is working to make the Habana Gaudi Training Accelerator available on its service to provide “cost-effective, high-performance deep learning model training and delivery—all as a managed cloud service.” Wright also announced the launch of a joint Intel and Red Hat AI developer program aimed at “helping developers easily learn, test, and build models using Red Hat OpenShift Data Science and Intel’s integrated AI and Edge portfolio.” provide”.

For those ready to take their acceleration needs a step into the future, Intel has announced the Intel Quantum SDK, designed to help developers learn how to program quantum algorithms and begin pushing this emerging technology to its full potential . The beta version is now available via the Intel Developer Cloud.

Lavender also outlined advances toward post-quantum cryptography, part of Intel’s three-phase approach to combating quantum computing threats unveiled at Intel Vision in May. Recent developments toward standardization and increasing the urgency of opportunities and threats “are important steps for our industry as it prepares to be Y2Q-ready or quantum resilient by 2030,” Lavender said. “Many believe that Y2Q will have a bigger impact than the ‘Millennium Bug’ in 2000.”

As part of Intel’s goal of bringing neuromorphic technology to commercial reality, Intel Labs announced new tools for developers including Kapoho Point, a multi-board stackable platform based on the Loihi 2 research chip, updates to its Lava Open Software Development Framework and the addition of new members and eight Intel-sponsored university projects in the Intel Neuromorphic Research Community (INRC).

Another way Intel has long fueled future innovation is through education and partnerships with academia. Today the company announced the Intel Rising Star Faculty Award program, which recognizes young professionals whose innovative and breakthrough ideas make significant contributions to research or education in the semiconductor and computing industries.

This year’s winners come from 15 institutions around the world, selected for not only demonstrating advances in research from AI to quantum materials, but also innovative teaching methods and the inclusion of underrepresented minorities and women in computer science and engineering.

Source: Intel