Intel Unveils New CPU for IoT Devices, Self-Driving Vehicles


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Mega chipmaker Intel launched its new Xeon chipset that is created to deliver high-performance computing power to the Internet of Things devices and connected cars.

Intel announced that the 18-core Xeon D-2100 processor is System on a Chip (SoC) intended to integrate all components of a computer or electronic system. It can also beef the performance of remote services and routers to the IoT systems. With the new chip placed at the heart of an autopilot car, the vehicle system becomes smarter. If used in smart home systems, it can help the systems function without having to rely on a privacy-sapping connection.

Intel network platforms group’s general manager Sandra Rivera said that the new chip enables enterprises and service providers to provide a “maximum amount of computational intelligence at the edge or web tier while expending the least power.”

The company explains that the central aspect of the new processor is to bring computational intelligence to the technologies on the network edges. They also recognize the need for self-driving and connected car systems to have a powerful CPU in order to take the data and create real-time decisions for execution, such as emergency breaks.

Intel promised that their newly released CPU will not be available without the built-in protection against Spectre and Meltdown flaws, foreseeing its availability in the next few months