Taipei, Thursday, November 23, 2017 13:34 (GMT+8)
cloudy
Taipei
17°C
Intel outlines strategy for datacenter business
Press release; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Wednesday 24 July 2013]

As the massive growth of information technology services places increasing demand on the datacenter, Intel has outlined its strategy to re-architect the underlying infrastructure.

The company also announced additional details about its next-generation Intel Atom processor C2000 product family (codenamed Avoton and Rangeley), as well as outlined its roadmap of next-generation 14nm products for 2014 and beyond.

To help companies prepare for the next generation of datacenters, Intel revealed its plans to virtualize the network, enable smart storage solutions and invest in innovative rack optimized architectures.

Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group at Intel highlighted Intel's Rack Scale Architecture (RSA), a design that promises to increase the utilization and flexibility of the datacenter to deliver new services.

Rackspace Hosting, an open cloud company, has announced the deployment of new server racks that is a step toward reaching Intel's RSA vision, powered by Intel Xeon processors and Intel Ethernet controllers with storage accelerated by Intel Solid State Drives. The Rackspace design is the first commercial rack scale implementation.

As part of its strategy, Intel revealed new details for the forthcoming Intel Atom processors C2000 product family aimed for low-energy, high-density microservers and storage (Avoton), and network devices (Rangeley). This second-generation of Intel's 64-bit SoCs is expected to become available later this year and will be based on the company's 22nm process technology and the Silvermont microarchitecture. It will feature up to eight cores with integrated Ethernet and support for up to 64GB of memory.

The new products are expected to deliver up to four times the energy efficiency and up to seven times more performance than the first-generation Intel Atom processor-based server SoCs introduced in December, 2012. Intel has been sampling the new Intel Atom processor server product family to customers since April and has already more than doubled the number of system designs compared to the previous generation.

Intel also outlined its roadmap of next-generation products based on its forthcoming 14nm process technology scheduled for 2014 and beyond. These products are aimed at microservers, storage and network devices and will offer an even broader set of low-power, high-density solutions for their Web-scale applications and services.

The future products include the next-generation of Intel Xeon processors E3 family (Broadwell) built for processor and graphic-centric workloads such as online gaming and media transcoding. It also includes the next-generation of Intel Atom processor SoCs (Denverton) that will enable even higher density deployments for datacenter operators. Intel also disclosed an addition to its future roadmap - a new SoC designed from the ground up for the datacenter based on Intel's next-generation Broadwell microarchitecture that follows today's Haswell microarchitecture.

Intel executive shows off second-generation 64-bit SoC for microservers.

An Intel executive shows off second-generation 64-bit SoC for microservers.
Photo: Company

Realtime news
  • Flat panel demand to grow 7.2% in 2018, says IHS Markit

    Displays | 1h 17min ago

  • Global Unichip opens new office in Nanjing

    Bits + chips | 1h 35min ago

  • Single's Day highlights China e-commerce smart logistics

    IT + CE | 1h 46min ago

  • Taiwan market: Oppo launches R11s

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 57min ago

  • Epistar to increase VCSEL wafer output in 2018

    LED | 2h 2min ago

  • North American semi equipment industry billings fall for 4th consecutive month

    Bits + chips | 2h 21min ago

  • Taiwan October unemployment down

    Bits + chips | Nov 22, 19:43

  • Everlight makes loss selling Epistar shares

    Before Going to Press | Nov 22, 20:59

  • Largan to benefit from smooth shipments of iPhone X

    Before Going to Press | Nov 22, 20:55

  • Digitimes Research: 45 million Level 1, 2 autonomous vehicles worldwide by 2020

    Before Going to Press | Nov 22, 20:02

  • Global gaming notebook shipments to reach 5.5 million in 2017

    Before Going to Press | Nov 22, 19:53

  • NPO MLCCs see booming demand

    Before Going to Press | Nov 22, 19:45

Pause
 | 
View more
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020
Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.