With data centre business and network infrastructure undergoing massive transformations, Intel today launched its new Xeon Scalable processors to power cloud computing and to push Indian firms go digital.
The new processors are designed to support emerging use cases like precision medicine, artificial intelligence, agile network services paving the path to 5G and to handle compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics and virtualised infrastructure.
The Intel Xeon Scalable processor features a new core microarchitecture, new on-die interconnects and memory controllers. The resulting platform optimizes performance as well as the reliability, security and manageability necessary in data centres and networking infrastructure.
Keeping data security at core, application can now run with less than one percent overhead with data-at-rest encryption turned on. The new Intel Xeon Scalable processor delivers a 3.1 times performance improvement generation-over-generation in cryptography performance.
Intel has also extended processor security features with Intel “Key Protection” technology delivering enhanced protection to security key attacks. In addition Intel Xeon Scalable is designed to secure the platform with further advancements in hardware root of trust.
The new chips offer an increase of 1.65 times on average over previous generation technology and delivers up to 2.2 times higher deep learning training and inference compared to the previous generation.
Optimised to meet the wide range of performance demands in data centres and communications networks, the Intel Xeon Scalable processors offer up to 28 cores and up to six terabytes of system memory (4-socket systems), and scale to support 2-socket through 8-socket systems and beyond, powering entry-level workloads to the most mission-critical applications.