Intel Unveils New Technologies for Efficient Cloud Datacenters

It’s no secret the world is becoming more and more mobile.  As a result, the pressure to support billions of devices and users is changing the very composition of datacenters, which is why Intel is introducing a portfolio of datacenter products and technologies for cloud service providers that handle a diverse set of lightweight workloads in the microserver, cold storage and entry networking segments.

Our goal at Intel is to provide key innovations original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), telecommunications equipment makers and cloud service providers can use to build the datacenters of the future.

It’s leadership in silicon and system-on-chip (SoC) design—rack architecture and software enabling—that allows us to create the new Intel® Atom™ Processor C2000 Product Family.

Intel® Atom™ Processor C2000 Product Family

The portfolio includes the second-generation, 64-bit Intel Atom C2000 product family of SoC designs. These new SoCs are Intel’s first products based on the Silvermont micro-architecture and include 13 customized configurations. 

New 64-bit, System-on-Chip Family for the Datacenter

We also introduced a new silicon—the Intel® Ethernet Switch FM5224—which, when combined with the Wind River Open Network Software suite, brings Software Defined Networking (SDN) solutions to servers for improved density and lower power. 

Switches based on the Intel Ethernet Switch FM5224 silicon can connect up to 64 microservers, providing 30 percent higher node density, 2.5 times higher bandwidth and two times lower latency.

First Live Demo of a RSA-Based System

In addition to the silicon and system announcements Intel made today, we are showing the first operational Intel Rack Scale Architecture (RSA)-based rack with Intel® Silicon Photonics Technology and MXC connector and ClearCurve optical fiber developed in partnership with Corning.

The RSA-based rack enables more data density and speeds of up to 1.6 terabits per second at distances up to 300 meters.

For more information on the announcements—including Diane Bryant’s presentation, additional documents and pictures, please check out Intel’s newsroom.