The Inquirer reports Intel is developing a 14nm "Knights Landing" server processor that will integrate its Xeon Phi accelerator:
Intel has so far put its Xeon Phi accelerators onto daughter boards that run on the PCI-Express bus, however the firm told The INQUIRER last year that eventually the Many Integrated Core architecture behind the Xeon Phi will become a co-processor.
Now Intel has announced that it is working on a standalone chip that includes Xeon Phi cores, codenamed Knights Landing, which will be fabbed on its upcoming 14nm process node.
Intel didn't release any specifications for Knights Landing other than saying it will have on-package memory, a trend it started with its Iris Pro branded graphics in Haswell processors. Rajeeb Hazra, VP of Intel's Datacentre and Connected Systems Group said the goal is to eliminate the bottleneck posed by the PCI-Express bus.