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The holy grail of cross platform, heterogenous computing is within sight since Intel announced its pathfinding oneAPI initiative a couple years ago. With the increasing pace of advancements in high performance computing, compute acceleration and the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence, this cross platform, hardware-agnostic vision is key to driving technology toward the betterment of humankind, a shared aspiration of both Intel and Dell Technologies.
The oneAPI toolkit and industry initiative is a bold vision for a unified and simplified cross-architecture programming model that delivers uncompromised performance without proprietary lock-in while enabling the integration of legacy code. And whether it be CPU, GPU, or FPGA, an XPU approach to compute acceleration architectures is certain to advance the technology even further. With oneAPI, developers can choose the best architecture for the specific problem they are trying to solve without needing to rewrite software, as the “X” stands for any compute architecture that best fits the need of the application.