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Intel rolls out new data-centric products for AI, 5G and cloud use-cases

Intel rolls out new data-centric products for AI, 5G and cloud use-cases
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Chipmaker Intel Corp has released a new portfolio of solutions focussed on data-centric operations and related technologies such as artificial intelligence, cloud and fifth generation of mobile communications (5G). 

The company unveiled the 2nd-generation Intel Xeon processors, Intel Optane DC memory and storage solutions in Bengaluru on Wednesday. It said that its data centre solutions will target a large number of use cases in intelligent edge applications and network infrastructure, apart from AI and 5G. 

The solutions will target server, network, storage and Internet of Things applications and workstations, which together represent a $300 billion market opportunity. 

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“Our data-centric strategy is closely aligned to growing demands across enterprises, government, cloud/SaaS players, communications service providers, startups and system integrators in the country,” said Prakash Mallya, vice president and managing director, sales and marketing group, Intel India.

The solutions have already been delivered to a few clients and partners of Intel. These include CtrlS, Wipro Ltd and Zoho.

Intel also said that companies in the hardware and software ecosystems already possess market-ready solutions to deploy its latest products. Acer, Cisco, Dell, Lenovo and SAP are some of these ecosystem providers.  

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Intel said that, with 98% of the world’s data generated left untapped, it sees a huge opportunity to grow business and gain insights. The company has invested in a broad processor portfolio that ranges from general-purpose computing to purpose-built processors which are complemented by dozens of custom chips designed with deep engineering engagements with customers. 

The Intel Xeon scalable processors are inbuilt with AI inference, network functions, security features and persistent memory. Its features include capability to be integrated with Intel Deep Learning Boost (DL boost) technology that helps with image-recognition, object-detection and image-segmentation.

Persistent memory is a method of storing data structures in a manner by which they can be accessed by memory APIs even after the process that created or last modified them ends.

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Along with the introduction of the Xeon processors, Intel unveiled other processors built for specific use cases. These include the 56-core, 12 memory channel Platinum 9200 processor for high-performance computing and the Xeon D-1600 System-on-Chip (SoC) processor for environments that are low on power and space. 

Other launches include the Optane DC persistent memory, the Optane SSD DC D4800X and the Intel SSD D5-P4326, which the company said were its leading offerings in enterprise memory and storage solutions.