Intel reported the start of the shipment of server accelerators based on graphics-based Xe architecture, code-named Arctic Sound-M . These are universal GPUs that are suitable for cloud-based game platforms, media content processing, virtual workstations, information systems and video analysts.
In the spring of this year, Intel announced two versions of Artic Sound-M. Both modifications use the PCIE 4.0 x16 interface and have a GDR6 memory. One version received 32 Xe kernels and has a declared TDP value of 150 W. The second version, more compact, is equipped with 16 Xe kernels and has a TDP of 75 W.
Low energy consumption allowed both accelerators to be single-walled and without an active cooling system.
Arctic Sound-M accelerators are different with AV1 hardware code and beam acceleration units. One Arctic Sound-M accelerator can support more than 30 full HD video stream gears or up to 8 4K and up to 60 VDI sessions with a full desktope environment. In cloud gaming, the accelerator can support up to 40 simultaneous game flows. In addition, it provides 150 Tops productivity in inference missions.