Image source: Stephen Shankland / CNET
CNET journalist Stephen Shankland visited the Intel Fab 42 plant in Arizona, after which he shared photos of both the enterprise itself and the chips Intel is developing there.
Between themselves the chips are connected by a high-speed EMIB. In the photo of the Sapphire Rapids chip above, you can see narrow rectangles of a more saturated color, which are the connectors of this bus.
Another interesting novelty captured by the journalist is the Ponte Vecchio GPUs, which will form the basis of high-performance computing accelerators for servers next year.
As you can see, the GPU consists of many crystals – a total of 47 individual silicon elements are used here. Each crystal communicates with others also via the EMIB bus. In total, the system offers over 1 billion transistors.