Businesses can now gain unparalleled performance to handle compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure, and high performance computing. This will be possible with Intel’s latest offering in the data center market, called Xeon Scalable processors. Prakash Mallya, Managing Director, Sales & Marketing Group, Intel India comments, “The country’s data center and network infrastructure will undergo a massive transformation. Emerging use cases in the financial, ITeS, healthcare, and academic sectors will necessitate agile networks that leverage AI.”
Intel has already sold over 500,000 Intel Xeon Scalable Processors to leading enterprise, high performance computing, cloud and communication services provider customers, as a part of its largest data center early ship program. “Intel Xeon Scalable processors will address the increasingly complex and varied needs of the data center, enabling customers to deliver next-generation business and consumer experiences through unparalleled performance, security and agility,” notes Mallya.
National Stock Exchange, India’s leading stock exchange, along with cloud service provider NxtGen have been part of this initiative. These organizations are expected to benefit from a dramatic performance increase of 1.65X on average over previous generation technology.
The latest data center processors built by Intel offers an array of platform feature innovations, delivering significant performance increases across key workloads. AI is one of the niche areas where the processor shows promise. The AI-powered processor delivers 2.2x higher deep learning training and inference compared to the previous generation. Besides, it also furnishes and 113x deep learning performance gains compared to a 3-year-old non-optimized server system when combined with software optimizations, speeding delivery of AI-fueled services.
This is not all, from a networking perspective, the processor can deliver up to 2.5x increased IPSec forwarding rate for key networking applications compared to previous generation. The processor makes use of Intel QuickAssist and DPDK for addressing networking requirements. For HPC, the processor provides up to a 2x FLOPs/clock improvement with Intel AVX-512 as well as integrated Intel Omni-Path Architecture ports. This helps in providing delivering improved compute capability, I/O flexibility, and memory bandwidth.
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Besides, the organization also launched Intel Select Solutions. This offering aims to simplify and speed the deployment of data center and network infrastructure. The company is investing significantly towards Intel Builders ecosystem collaborations. This will help in delivering a plethora of Intel verified configurations to the market, enabling customers to speed return on investment in Intel Xeon Scalable processor.