Intel Visual Compute Accelerator 2 accelerator for video and graphics, based on three Xeon E3-1500 v5

Intel at the event NAB showed a device called the Visual Compute Accelerator 2. Outwardly, it resembles a graphics card, but is not.

Visual Compute Accelerator 2 (VCA2) — Board PCIe 3.0, which is a three-processor line of Xeon E3-1500 v5. It’s a Quad core model generation Skylake is released by the presence of GPU, Iris Pro Graphics P580 — the most powerful graphics core Intel, which, in view of his extremely weak distribution, the average user never even heard of.

This includes 72 GPU computing unit with a frequency up to 1.1 GHz and 128 MB of eDRAM memory. Processors are characterized by TDP of 25 to 45 watts.

This whole bunch is used for video processing. More specifically, VCA2 focused on cloud services, streaming video, graphics and virtual reality. For example, during the event the device Haivision KB 4K Encoder on the basis of the VCA2 was treated with 360-degree 4K video camera Nokia Ozo.

Of course, adapters VCA2 is not intended for the consumer segment. They will be sold to manufacturers of servers and workstations. About the cost, nothing is known.

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