Building on more than 20 years of world-class data centre platforms and deep customer collaboration, Intel's data centre solutions target server, network, storage, internet of things (IoT) applications and workstations. The portfolio of products advances Intel's data-centric strategy to pursue a massive $300 billion data-driven market opportunity.
"Todays announcements reflect Intel's new data-centric strategy", stated Navin Shenoy, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group. "The portfolio of products announced today underscores our unmatched ability to move, store and process data across the most demanding workloads from the data centre to the edge. Our 2nd-Generation Xeon Scalable processor with built-in AI acceleration and support for the revolutionary Intel Optane DC persistent memory will unleash the next wave of growth for our customers."
Today, it is estimated that only 2% of the world's data has been analyzed, leaving a great untapped opportunity to propel business and to fuel societal insights. Intel is focused on helping companies create business value from this untapped data through the delivery of an unmatched portfolio of data-centric solutions that is optimized to move data faster, efficiently store and access data, and process everything.
Intel's investment in a broad processor portfolio that ranges from general-purpose computing to purpose-built processors enables Intel architecture to power the industry's widest array of high-growth workload targets. The data-centric processors that Intel released today represent the most expansive portfolio of Intel Xeon processors in the companys history with more than 50 workload-optimized processors, complemented by dozens of custom processors designed with deep engineering engagements with customers.
Available today, Intel released 2nd-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, which provide a powerful platform that delivers evolutionary enhancements in performance, AI inference, network functions, groundbreaking persistent memory bandwidth and security. Intel Xeon Scalable processors have been embraced by customers across the globe as the foundation of data centre processing. The broad ecosystem support and rapid customer adoption is expected to make the 2nd-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable the companys fastest Intel Xeon processor ramp. Key features include:
Along with the introduction of the 2nd-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, Intel unveiled several processor families optimized to fuel the workloads that drive business operations.
Intel is disrupting the memory and storage market with key technologies that bridge cost and performance gaps in the memory and storage hierarchy. Memory and storage are vital to the computing experience, and with the introduction of Intel Optane DC persistent memory, combined with additions to the Intel Optane SSD and Intel QLC 3D NAND SSD families, Intel is enabling businesses to remove the bottlenecks that restrict the flow and readiness of data for processing.
The latest memory and storage solutions available today from Intel include:
Intel meets the high-speed connectivity needs of its customers with a portfolio of server Ethernet products from 1GbE to 100GbE that are at the foundation of networks across the world, from large hyper-scale Cloud providers to the largest Fortune 1000 enterprises. Intel has shipped over 1.3 billion Ethernet ports and is continuing its connectivity leadership with the introduction of the Intel Ethernet 800 Series adapter with Application Device Queues (ADQ) technology. The Intel Ethernet 800 series adapter features up to 100Gbps port speeds and is aimed at moving massive amounts of data in Cloud, communications, storage and enterprise market segments. ADQ increases application response time predictability while reducing application latency and improving throughput.
The 2nd-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, the Intel Xeon D-1600 processor, Intel Optane DC persistent memory and Intel SSD D5-P4326 are all in general availability today. The Intel Ethernet 800 Series adapter is sampling today, with production scheduled for 2019's third quarter. The new Intel Agilex FPGA family of 10nm FPGAs will start sampling in the second half of 2019. Intel expects systems with Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 processors to start shipping in the first half of 2019 and ramping in the second half of the year. Availability of the Intel Optane DC SSD D4800X will be disclosed at a later date.