Taipei, Friday, August 29, 2014 16:09 (GMT+8)
partly cloudy
Taipei
36°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
  • UMC makes investments in Fujitsu Semiconductor subsidiary

    Bits + chips - Newswatch | 15min ago

  • Taiwan market: CHT, TWM, FET offer 4G pricing with unlimited use

    Mobile + telecom | 17min ago

  • Touch Taiwan 2014: ITRI features new one-step production method for touch panels

    Displays | 24min ago

  • ASPs for handset, touch controller, LCD driver ICs trending down in 3Q14

    Bits + chips | 30min ago

  • Digitimes Research: JDI WQHD technology gaining traction in China high-end smartphone market

    Displays | 33min ago

  • China market: Acer cooperates with retail chain Gome

    IT + CE | 52min ago

  • Sony Mobile to adopt metal-alloy chassis for smartphones to be launched in 2015, say Taiwan makers

    Mobile + telecom | 1h 40min ago

  • Digitimes Research: Shipments of 64-bit application processors to grow fast in 2H14

    Bits + chips | 3h 31min ago

  • Asustek expects to ship nearly 8 million ZenPhones in 2014

    Mobile + telecom | 4h 31min ago

  • Sales of branded smartphones from service providers such as Amazon, Facebook, and Alibaba lower than expected

    Mobile + telecom | 4h 44min ago

  • UL offers security surveillance system testing standard

    IT + CE | 5h 10min ago

  • LED driver IC vendors look to flat performance in 3Q14

    Bits + chips | Aug 28, 22:12

  • Panel makers see increased orders for vehicle applications

    Displays | Aug 28, 21:14

  • Touch Taiwan 2014: GIS displays new whiteboard products

    Displays | Aug 28, 20:47

  • Global notebook shipments may drop 20-30% in 4Q14, say component makers

    IT + CE | Aug 28, 19:54

Pause
 | 
View more
MSI Global N750Ti TF 2GD5/OC
Media news email alerts
Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015
  • 2014 global high brightness LED market, trends and shipment forecast

    For the global LED lighting market, the market size will reach US$25.82 billion in 2014 or a market penetration rate of 23.4%. This is attributable to exponential shipment growth for light bulbs, tubes, and directional lamps.

  • Greater China touch panel shipment forecast through 2015

    This Special Report provides forecasts through 2015 for Greater China touch panel shipments with breakdowns based on technology (glass, film, resistive), application (smartphone, NB and tablet) and by firm.

  • 2014 global tablet demand forecast

    This report analyzes the main players, their strategies and shipments forecasts for 2014, as well as other factors contributing to either growth or decline in various segments within the tablet market, with a particular focus on Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft, along with whitebox vendors.