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Intel Corp unveiled a new family of faster processor chips for personal computers on Wednesday, saying the supercomputer it is helping the US government build will achieve twice the speeds previously expected.

Intel is working to regain its leadership in making the fastest computer chips after losing its title to rivals such as Advanced Micro Devices and Apple Inc, which use outside partners to make its chips, while Intel has struggled with its operations of in-house manufacturing. Intel, based in Santa Clara, California, made the announcement at an event aimed at persuading software developers to write code for their chips.

Intel showed off versions of its 12th generation Intel Core PC chips, known by its code name Alder Lake. The company said the product line will eventually include 60 different chips destined for 500 PC models from various manufacturers, from slim laptops to larger machines designed for gamers.

The company said it is shipping 28 versions of the chip to PC makers, with “wide availability” starting in November. Four.

Intel also said Aurora, a supercomputer Intel is building with the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory for artificial intelligence work in suburban Chicago, will be twice as fast as originally planned. Intel said the computer will exceed 2 exaflops, which means the ability to perform 2 quintillion, or 2,000,000,000,000,000,000, calculations per second.

Intel had originally pledged to deliver the $ 500 million computer this year with 1 exaflop of performance, but manufacturing delays forced it to postpone delivery until next year. Meanwhile, Argonne officials turned to Intel rivals Nvidia Corp and AMD for a smaller system built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co as a test system to continue developing software technologies for the lagging machine.

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