Intel has decided not to ban the use of Arc gaming graphics cards in data centers.
Despite the fact that Intel, like AMD and Nvidia, has a separate line of accelerators for the server segment – Data Center GPU Flex – Intel will not prevent those who want to save money and use Arc gaming cards for such purposes. Moreover, the company is even ready to provide appropriate drivers.
For example, Nvidia does not offer anything of the kind, forbidding the use of GeForce or even Titan cards in the data center. To be more precise, the company simply does not provide the appropriate drivers, without which you will not be able to use the cards.
How effectively Intel Arc cards will work in the data center is not yet clear, but at least they are several times cheaper than specialized accelerators with the appropriate characteristics.