The Data Stack – September 2014 Intel® Chip Chat Podcast Round-up

September is always a busy month at Intel, and this year was no exception. Intel® Chip Chat hit the road with live episodes from the Intel Xeon processor E5 v3 launch. A plethora of partners and Intel reps discussed their products/platforms and what problems they’re using the Xeon processor to tackle. We were also live from the showcase of the Intel Developer Forum and will be archiving those episodes in the next few months, starting with an episode on software-defined storage. If you have a topic you’d like to see covered in an upcoming podcast, feel free to leave a comment on this post!

  • Data Center Telemetry – Intel® Chip Chat episode 331: Iddo Kadim, a marketing director in the Data Center Group at Intel, stops by to talk about data center telemetry – information you can read from the infrastructure (like thermal data and security states) to help manage workloads more efficiently. In the future, the orchestration layer will work with telemetry data to manage workloads automatically for a more flexible and efficient data center. For more information, visit and
  • The Intel® IoT Analytics Kit for Intelligent Data Analysis and Response – Intel® Chip Chat ep 332: Vin Sharma (@ciphr), the Director of Planning and Marketing for Hadoop at Intel chats about collecting and extracting value from data. The Intel® Galileo Development Kit’s hardware and software components allow users to build an end-to-end solution while the Intel® Internet of Things Analytics Kit provides a cloud-based data processing platform. For more information, visit
  • The Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v3 Launch – Intel® Chip Chat episode 333: Dylan Larson, the Director of Server Platform Marketing at Intel, kicks off our podcasts from the launch of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3. This new generation of processors is the heart of the software-defined data center and offers versatile and energy-efficient performance while providing a foundation for security. Also launching are complementary storage and networking elements for a complete integration of capabilities. For more information, visit
  • Optimizing for HPC with SGI’s ICE X Platform: Intel Xeon E5 v3 Launch – Intel® Chip Chat ep 334: Bill Mannel, the General Manager with the Compute and Storage Product Division at SGI, stops by to talk about SGI’s ICE* X platform featuring the recently-launched Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3. The ICE X blade is specifically optimized to provide higher levels of performance, scalability, and flexibility for HPC customers. For more information, visit
  • Increased App Performance with Dell PowerEdge: Intel Xeon E5 v3 Launch – Intel® Chip Chat ep 335: Brian Payne, Executive Director of PowerEdge Product Management at Dell, chats about the Dell PowerEdge* 13G server line featuring the recently-launched Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3. Flash server integration into the PowerEdge 13G is delivering immense increases in application and database performance to help customers meet workload requirements and adapt to new scale-out infrastructure models. For more information, visit
  • Next-Gen Ethernet Controllers for SDI: Intel Xeon E5 v3 Launch – Intel® Chip Chat ep 336: Brian Johnson, Solutions Architect for Ethernet Products at Intel, discusses the release of the Intel® Ethernet Controller XL710. With the ability to achieve 40 Gbps speeds, the XL710 is architected for the next generation of SDI and virtualized cloud environments, as well as network functions virtualization in the telco industry. For more information, visit
  • The Reliable and High Performing Oracle Sun Server: Intel Xeon E5 v3 Launch – Chip Chat ep 337: Subban Raghunathan, the Director of Product Management of x86 Servers at Oracle, stops by to discuss the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 launch and how Oracle's optimized hardware and software in the Sun* Server product line has enabled massive performance gains. Deeper integration of flash technology drives increased reliability, performance, and solutions scalability and in-memory database technology delivers real-time caching of application data, which is a game changer for the enterprise. For more information, visit
  • Supermicro Platforms for Increased Perf/Watt: Intel Xeon E5 v3 Launch – Intel® Chip Chat ep 338: Charles Liang, Founder, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board and Don Clegg, VP of Marketing and Business for Supermico discuss how the company has launched more than 50 platform designs optimized for the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3. Supermicro provides solutions for data center, cloud computing, enterprise IT, Hadoop/big data, HPC and embedded systems worldwide and focuses on delivering increased performance per watt, performance per square foot, and performance per dollar. For more information, visit
  • The New Flexible Lenovo ThinkServer Portfolio: Intel Xeon E5 v3 Launch – Intel® Chip Chat ep 339: Justin Bandholz, a Portfolio Manager at Lenovo, stops by to announce the launch of a portfolio of products based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3, including a premier 2-socket 1 and 2U rack servers, the ThinkServer* RD550 and ThinkServer RD650, as well as a 2-socket ThinkServer TD350 tower server. New fabric and storage technologies in the product portfolio are providing breakthroughs in flexibility for configuration of systems to suit customer workload needs. For more information, visit
  • Improving Network Security and Efficiency: Intel Xeon E5 v3 Launch – Intel® Chip Chat ep 340: Jeni Panhorst, Senior Product Line Manager at Intel, stops by to talk about the launch of the Intel® Communications Chipset 8900 series with Intel® QuickAssist Technology, which delivers cryptography and compression acceleration that benefits a number of applications. Use cases for the new chipset include securing back-end network ciphers to improve efficiency of equipment while delivering real-time cryptographic performance requirements, as well as network optimization – compressing data in the flow of traffic across a WAN. For more information, visit
  • System Innovation with Colfax: Intel Xeon E5 v3 Launch – Intel® Chip Chat ep 341: Gautam Shah, the CEO of Colfax International, chats about how the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 is a complete solution stack upgrade, including processor, networking and storage components, which allows customers to tackle problems they haven’t previously been able to solve cost-effectively (or at all). Colfax is delivering solutions with increased DDR4 memory, 12gb/s SAS, integrated SSDs, and networking solutions, which offer a great leap in system innovation. For more information, visit or email with any questions.
  • Increased Data Center Security, Efficiency and Reliability with IBM – Intel® Chip Chat episode 342: Brian Connors, the VP of Global Product Development and Lab Services at IBM, stops by to talk about the launch of the company’s new M5 line of towers, racks and NeXtScale systems based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3. The systems have been designed for increased security (Trusted Platform Assurance and Enterprise Data Protection), efficiency and reliability and offer dramatic performance improvements over previous generations. For more information, visit
  • Innovations in VM Management with Hitachi: The Intel Xeon E5 v3 Launch – Intel® Chip Chat ep 343: Roberto Basilio, the VP of Storage Product Management at Hitachi Data Systems, discusses the launch of the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3 and, in particular, how virtual machine control structure (VMCS) shadowing is innovating virtual machine management in the cloud. Shadowing improves the performance of Nested Virtualization and reduces latency and improves energy efficiency. For more information, visit
  • Re-architecting the Data Center with HP ProLiant Gen 9: Intel Xeon E5 v3 – Intel® Chip Chat ep 344: Peter Evans, a VP & Marketing Executive in HP’s Server Division, chats about the ProLiant* Generation 9 platform refresh, the foundation of which is the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v3. The ProLiant Gen9 platform is driving advancements in performance, time to service, and optimization for addressing the explosion of data and devices in the new data center. For more information, visit
  • Software Defined Storage for Hyper-Convergence – Intel® Chip Chat episode 345: In this archive of a livecast from the Intel Developer Forum, Yoram Novick (Founder and CEO) and Carolyn Crandell (VP of Marketing) from Maxta discuss hyper-convergence and enabling SDI via the company’s software defined storage solutions. The recently announced MaxDeploy reference architecture, built on Intel® Server Boards, provides customers the ability to purchase a whole box (hardware and software) for a more simple and cost-effective solution than legacy infrastructure. For more information, visit
  • Modernizing Code for Dramatic Performance Improvements – Intel® Chip Chat episode 346: Mike Bernhardt, the Community Evangelist for HPC and Technical Computing at Intel, stops by to talk about the importance of code modernization as we move into multi- and many-core systems in the HPC field. Markets as diverse as oil and gas, financial services, and health and life sciences can see a dramatic performance improvement in their code through parallelization. Mike also discusses last year’s Parallel Universe Computing Challenge and its return at SC14 in November – $26,000 towards a charitable organization is on the line for the winning team. For more information about the PUCC, visit and for more on Intel and HPC, visit