Intel is soon going to officially introduce its Xeon Processor Scalable Family as the new foundation for secure, agile, multi-cloud data centers. Representing the biggest platform advancements in this decade, the processor family has been architected for exceptional workload-optimised performance and hardware enhanced security. Furthermore, it has been designed for trusted data service delivery and is fueled by significant leaps in I/O, memory, storage, and network technologies.
Moving on, it has been re-built from the ground up to be offered as the successor to Intel Xeon processor E5 and E7 product lines. Carrying unique features for compute, network and storage workloads, it would also incorporate impressive performance gains of up to 3.9x higher scalability for virtualized workloads as compared to the 4-year old systems that are widely used in the market.
Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family to be Unveiled Soon (Image Courtesy: Intel)
The Scalable family will also feature integrated performance accelerators such as Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) and Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT), as well as Intel® Volume Management Device (Intel® VMD), a new platform capability designed to deliver seamless management of PCIe-based (NVMe) solid state drives, such as the recently launched Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X and Intel® SSD DC P4600 drives. Intel® VMD enables a “hot plug” capability that minimizes service interruptions during drive swaps.
The availability will begin in mid-2017 while the sampling has already started. The scalable family is flexible enough to be utilised across common applications and mission critical operations or to harness actionable insights from advanced real-time analytics and emerging imperatives like AI. It would also enable customers to seize new business opportunities.
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