Intel has singled out its policy to renovate its infrastructure which will allow companies and other users to benefit from an increasingly services-oriented, mobile world.
The chip maker corporation has also disclosed other details about its next-generation Intel Atom processor C2000 product family, as well as outlining its roadmap of next-generation 14nm products.
“Data centres are entering a new era of rapid service delivery,” says Diane Bryant, senior vice president and GM of the Data Centre and Connected Systems Group at Intel.“Across network, storage and servers we continue to see significant opportunities for growth. In many cases, it requires a new approach to deliver the scale and efficiency required, and today we are unveiling the near and long-term actions to enable this transformation.”
Bryant pointed out Intel’s Rack Scale Architecture (RSA), an advanced design that promises to majorly increase the operation and flexibility of the data centre to deliver new services.
Rackspace Hosting, an open cloud company, has announced the deployment of new server racks, a step toward reaching Intel’s RSA vision, powered by Intel Xeon processors and Intel Ethernet controllers with storage accelerated by Intel Solid State Drives. The design is the first commercial rack scale implementation.
Intel also introduced Open Network Platform reference designs to help OEMs build and deploy this new generation of networks.
These new products are to deliver four times the energy efficiency and up to seven times more performance than the first generation Intel Atom processor-based server SoCs introduced in December last year.
Intel has been sampling the new Intel Atom processor server product family to customers since April and has already more than twice the number of system designs compared to the generation last.
The company outlined its roadmap of next-generation products based on its forthcoming 14nm process technology planned for 2014 and beyond.
Intel also disclosed a new SoC designed from the ground up for the data centre based on Intel’s next-generation Broadwell microarchitecture that follows today’s industry leading Haswell microarchitecture. This SoC will offer higher levels of performance in high density, extreme energy efficient systems that data centre operators will expect in this increasingly services-oriented, mobile world.