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Intel has made available versions of its 12th-generation Core processors optimized for edge and IoT applications, claiming the purpose-built chips enable smaller form factor designs, but with the AI inferencing performance to analyze data right at the edge. press image of 12th Gen Intel Core SoC processors for IoT Edge The …

  1. Bartholomew Bronze badge
    Meh

    Longevity ?

    > Intel said the new SoCs are aimed at a broad range of industries, including point-of-sale kit in the retail, banking, and hospitality sectors, industrial PCs and controllers for the manufacturing industry, plus healthcare.

    I can't see them being used in some industries with high certification costs unless they are available for 20+ years. Intel, to maximise profit, have a history of officially declaring end-of-life and discontinuing most products after about 5 to 10 years. Although with all the recent side channel attacks on most CPU's maybe it is time that the once off high cost of certification is reduced and redesigned to allow for incremental changes.

  2. badflorist Bronze badge

    "Edge" ... you're using it wrong.

    "Intel said the new SoCs are aimed at a broad range of industries, including point-of-sale kit in the retail, banking, and hospitality sectors, industrial PCs and controllers for the manufacturing industry, plus healthcare"

    So, anywhere a desktop fits? Basically desktops?

    I now live exclusively in an embedded world of RISC, ARM, ATMEL, etc. software and hardware and these SoC's are simply replacements for desktop machines and "thin" clients. In no way are these anymore "Internet of Things" than that mall kiosk that sells you shoes.

    "Edge" is a term coined by The Edge to sell more U2 albums. Every time someone optimizes for The Edge... well you don't want to know.

    I had to re-read that: "45W parts 8 to 14 cores... for IoT edge". How in the hell is that IoT...? WTF is going on???

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