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Intel showcases new Xeon processors with enhanced 5G capabilities

Intel launched a data centre platform in India and showcased its new 3rd Gen Intel Xeon processor for scaling 5G networks.

twitter-logoIndia Today Tech | April 7, 2021 | Updated 17:48 IST

Intel on Wednesday launched its most advanced performance data centre platform as the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The chipmaker claims that the new 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor can deliver an average 46 per cent improvement on popular data centre workloads over the previous generation. The new processor packs a bunch of enhanced platform capabilities, including Intel SGX for built-in security, Intel Crypto Acceleration and Intel DL Boost for AI acceleration.

The company also announced some of the early adopters of the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable platform that includes CtrlS, ESDS, Pi Datacenters, Reliance Jio and Wipro Limited. Intel says that the new processor leverages the company's 10 nanometers (nm) process technology, enabling it to deliver up to 40 cores per processor and up to 2.65 times higher average performance gain compared with a 5-year-old system. The platform supports up to 6 terabytes of system memory per socket, up to 8 channels of DDR4-3200 memory per socket and up to 64 lanes of PCIe Gen4 per socket.

The growth of data consumption, edge computing and the rapid expansion of cloud-native 5G networks would require the processing prowess of the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor, says Intel.

The latest 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable processors deliver on average 62 per cent more performance on a range of broadly deployed network and 5G workloads over the prior generation, Intel adds.

Prakash Mallya, VP and MD - Sales, Marketing and Communications Group, Intel India, said, "Intel's new 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors deliver flexible architecture with built-in acceleration and advanced security capabilities that are essential in a world of workload diversification and growing complexity. Our robust ecosystem and broad portfolio of purpose-built solutions ensure customers can rapidly deploy Intel-based infrastructure optimized for the most demanding workloads."

Listing some of the features of the latest 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable platform, Intel says it includes the Intel Optane persistent memory 200 series, Intel Optane Solid State Drive (SSD) P5800X and Intel SSD D5-P5316 NAND SSDs, as well as Intel Ethernet 800 Series Network Adapters and the Agilex FPGAs.

The company added that over 800 of the world's cloud service providers run on Intel Xeon Scalable processors, and all of the largest cloud service providers are planning to offer cloud services in 2021 powered by the latest 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors.

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