Customers Turn to Intel for Processor Performance, Advanced AI Optimizations and Breakthrough Persistent Memory Capabilities
- Intel announces general availability of the 2nd-Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor optimized for customers’ most demanding processing requirements from the intelligent edge to the cloud, and across artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G.
- Intel introduces more than 50 workload-optimized Intel Xeon processors, complemented by dozens of custom processors designed with deep engineering engagements with our customers, including a new class of leadership performance with a 56-core, 12 memory channel Intel® Xeon® Platinum 9200 processor.
- New features built into the 2nd-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors include integrated Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost) for AI deep learning inferencing acceleration and support for Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory, the revolutionary technology that brings affordable, high-capacity persistent memory to Intel’s data-centric computing portfolio.
- Intel introduces Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs, a new 10nm Intel FPGA that will deliver flexible hardware acceleration for the data-centric era.
SAN FRANCISCO — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 2, 2019 — Intel today unveiled a new portfolio of data-centric solutions consisting of 2nd-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, Intel Optane DC memory and storage solutions, and software and platform technologies optimized to help its customers extract more value from their data. Intel’s latest data center solutions target a wide range of use cases within cloud computing, network infrastructure and intelligent edge applications, and support high-growth workloads, including AI and 5G.
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Navin Shenoy, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group, displays a wafer containing Intel Xeon processors during a keynote rehearsal on Monday, April 1, 2019. On April 2, Intel Corporation introduces a portfolio of data-centric tools to help its customers extract more value from their data. (Credit: Walden Kirsch/Intel Corporation)
Building on more than 20 years of world-class data center platforms and deep customer collaboration, Intel’s data center solutions target server, network, storage, internet of things (IoT) applications and workstations. The portfolio of products advances Intel’s data-centric strategy to pursue a massive $300 billion data-driven market opportunity.
“Today’s announcements reflect Intel’s new data-centric strategy,” said Navin Shenoy, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group. “The portfolio of products announced today underscores our unmatched ability to move, store and process data across the most demanding workloads from the data center to the edge. Our 2nd-Generation Xeon Scalable processor with built-in AI acceleration and support for the revolutionary Intel Optane DC persistent memory will unleash the next wave of growth for our customers.”
Today, it is estimated that only 2% of the world’s data has been analyzed, leaving a great untapped opportunity to propel business and to fuel societal insights. Intel is focused on helping companies create business value from this untapped data through the delivery of an unmatched portfolio of data-centric solutions that is optimized to move data faster, efficiently store and access data, and process everything.
Intel’s investment in a broad processor portfolio that ranges from general-purpose computing to purpose-built processors enables Intel architecture to power the industry’s widest array of high-growth workload targets. The data-centric processors that Intel released today represent the most expansive portfolio of Intel Xeon processors in the company’s history with more than 50 workload-optimized processors, complemented by dozens of custom processors designed with deep engineering engagements with customers.
Available today, Intel released 2nd-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, which provide a powerful platform that delivers evolutionary enhancements in performance, AI inference, network functions, groundbreaking persistent memory bandwidth and security. Intel Xeon Scalable processors have been embraced by customers across the globe as the foundation of data center processing. The broad ecosystem support and rapid customer adoption is expected to make the 2nd-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable the company’s fastest Intel Xeon processor ramp. Key features include:
- Integration of Intel Deep Learning Boost (Intel DL Boost) technology optimized to accelerate AI inference workloads like image-recognition, object-detection and image-segmentation within data center, enterprise and intelligent-edge computing environments. Intel has worked extensively with ecosystem partners to optimize frameworks (TensorFlow*, PyTorch*, Caffe*, MXNet* and Paddle Paddle*) and applications that take full advantage of Intel DL Boost technology. Customers can choose enhanced tools like OpenVINO to ease deployment.
- Support for the revolutionary Intel Optane DC persistent memory , which brings affordable high-capacity and persistence to Intel’s data-centric computing portfolio. By moving more data into memory, this breakthrough innovation allows users to unleash faster insights from their data and delivers up-to 36TB of system-level memory capacity when combined with traditional DRAM in an eight-socket system. This represents a 3-times increase in system memory capacity compared with the previous-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor.
- Addition of several hardware-enhanced security features that help build a more trusted foundation for computing, including side channel protections built directly into hardware.