Intel Eyes for a New Era of Data-Center Technology

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At the recent Intel’s Data-Centric Innovation Summit,Intel shared its strategy for the future of data-centric computing, as well as an expansive view of Intel’s total addressable market (TAM), and new details about Intel’s product roadmap.

In the summit meeting with customers and partners from all over the globe Intel found that while they come from many different industries and face unique business challenges they have one thing in common: the need to get more value out of enormous amount of data.It was noticed that 90 percent of the world’s data was generated in the past two years. Analysts forecast that by 2025 data will exponentially grow by 10 times and reach 163 zettabytes. A safe guess is that only about 1 percent of it is utilized,processed and acted upon.So,it’s time to effectively leverage more of this data at scale.

Intel’s strategy is to help customers move, store and process data.In fact, Intel has revised its TAM from $160 billion in 2021 to $200 billion in 2022 for data-centric businesses. Intel is further expanding its connectivity portfolio with a new and innovative SmartNIC product line code named Cascade Glacier,which is based on Intel(R) Arria(R) 10 FPGAs and enables optimized performance for Intel Xeon processor-based systems. Cascade Glacier will be available in 2019’s first quarter.

Disclosing the next generation for Intel Xeon platform in the summit Intel declared that Cascade Lake is a future Intel Xeon Scalable processor based on 14nm technology that will introduce Intel Optane DC persistent memory and a set of new AI features called Intel DL Boost. This embedded AI accelerator will speed deep learning inference workloads, with an expected 11 times faster image recognition than the current generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors when they launched in July 2017. Cascade
Lake is targeted to begin shipping late this year.

Intel says that ,Cooper Lake is a future Intel Xeon Scalable processor that is based on
14nm technology. Cooper Lake will introduce a new generation platform with significant performance improvements, new I/O features, new Intel(R) DL Boost capabilities (Bfloat16) that improve AI/deep learning training performance, and additional Intel Optane DC persistent memory innovations. Cooper Lake is targeted for 2019 shipments.

Ice Lake is a future Intel Xeon Scalable processor based on 10nm technology that shares a common platform with Cooper Lake and is planned as a fast follow-on targeted for 2020 shipments.

For many applications running in today’s data centers, it’s not just about moving data, it’s also about storing data in the most economical way. Intel has completely taken up the challenge to completely transform the memory and storage hierarchy in the data center.

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