Intel CEO said it would expand the Intel software ecosystem
Recently, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger accepted an interview with CRN, saying that if you want hardware to succeed, you must put software first. Extensive software compatibility is one of the reasons for the success of Intel x86 processors. Intel has always worked closely with software developers. As the world develops and changes, Pat Gelsinger is looking at this issue in a new way. On the one hand, it has formed closer cooperation with a wider range of software suppliers. On the other hand, Intel also develops its own software to bring new revenue to the enterprise.
Over the years, Intel hopes to establish an Intel software ecosystem, attract more software developers to participate, and accelerate workloads with high-performance requirements through proprietary hardware. Today, the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) has given Arm and NVIDIA’s CUDA platform a challenge, and Intel must build an equivalent ecosystem to deal with it. When Raja Koduri joined, Intel’s first move was to build an open cross-platform standard interface that allows developers to program CPU, GPU, FPGA, and other accelerators, to eliminate the separate code bases and tools required between each architecture, Intel calls it oneAPI.
Some of Intel’s partners believe that Intel can consider adopting Nvidia’s data center and edge computing methods to expand its software paid value-added business. However, Intel has concerns about this, worrying that it will destroy the semi-custom/custom x86 business. Intel’s Chief Technology Officer Greg Lavender said that Intel already provides software such as Intel Unite and Intel Data Center Manager, which requires additional fees and can expand its software products.