Intel unveils Xeon Scalable processor
New platform aimed at modern data centre applications
Chip maker Intel, has launched its new Xeon Scalable processors, which the vendor said provides businesses with breakthrough performance to handle compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics, virtualised infrastructure and high-performance computing.
According to Intel, the launch marks the greatest set of data centre and network processor advancements in a decade.
"Data centre and network infrastructure is undergoing massive transformations to support emerging use cases like precision medicine, artificial intelligence and agile network services paving the path to 5G," said Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager, Intel Data Centre Group. "Intel Xeon Scalable processors represent the biggest data centre advancement in a decade."
The company said the general availability announcement follows Intel's largest data centre early ship programme with more than 500,000 Intel Xeon Scalable processors already sold to leading enterprise, high-performance computing, cloud and communication services provider customers.
The vendor said customers will benefit from a dramatic performance increase of 1.65x on average over previous generation technology. Intel said the Xeon Scalable delivers industry leading performance across the broadest range of workloads.
Intel added that Xeon Scalable processors also provide businesses with the richest suite of platform feature innovations that deliver significant performance increases across key workloads.
Intel has also introduced Intel Select Solutions, a solutions brand aimed at simplifying and speeding the deployment of data centre and network infrastructure, with initial solutions delivery on Canonical Ubuntu, Microsoft SQL 16 and VMware vSAN 6.6.
Intel Select Solutions is an expansion of the company's deep investment in Intel builders ecosystem collaborations and will deliver a choice of Intel-verified configurations to the market, enabling customers to speed return on investment in Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based infrastructure for user-prioritised workloads.
The company said the Intel Xeon Scalable platform is supported by hundreds of ecosystem of partners, more than 480 Intel builders and more than 7,000 software vendors to drive software optimisations that take advantage of the platform.