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Today marked the beginning of the World Championship for international eSports gaming tournament Intel Extreme Masters, in Katowice, Poland. Sunday will also feature the finals of Intel Challenge Katowice, with four women’s teams competing from the initial pool of 50. Announced at last week’s Game Developers Conference, Intel is now the lead sponsor for the North America female team finalists, Ubinited. Team captain Stephanie Harvey will also participate in a panel to discuss women in e-sports on Saturday at 2pm CET. You can catch all the action from Intel Extreme Masters and Intel Challenge Katowice, including the women in eSports panel, streamed live on Twitch.tv.

 

 

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On Saturday March, 14, 2015, photo of the view from inside the Spodek event venue of the line of spectators waiting to enter the Intel Extreme Masters event.

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On Sunday, March 15, 2015, Intel Extreme Masters held a women's panel to discuss issues relating to diversity in gaming. From left to right: Stephanie Harvey, Co-Captain of the Intel Sponsored Ubinited Team, Lauren Scott, ESL Commentator, Anne Blondel-Jouinm, Executive Producer, Ubisoft, TL Taylor, Associated Professor at MIT and Rachel Quirico, eSport Host.

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Photo of Ubinited, the Intel-sponsored women's team, at the Intel Extreme Masters championship in Katowice, Poland. From left to right: Diane "di" Tran, Dimitra "d1m" Deliopoulos, Christine "Potter" Chi, Stephanie "missharvey" Harvey, Mounira "goosebreeder" Dobie.

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Photo of the Interior of Spodek arena on the day of the finals of the Intel Extreme Masters tournament in Katowice, Poland. The arena has a capacity of 11,500 people.

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Photo of women at the Intel booth playing with a VR headset at the recent Intel Extreme Masters tournament in Katowice, Poland.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 12, 2015 -- Intel Corporation today announced that first-quarter revenue is expected to be below the company's previous outlook. The company now expects first-quarter revenue to be $12.8 billion, plus or minus $300 million, compared to the previous expectation of $13.7 billion, plus or minus $500 million.

 

The change in revenue outlook is a result of weaker than expected demand for business desktop PCs and lower than expected inventory levels across the PC supply chain. The company believes the changes to demand and inventory patterns are caused by lower than expected Windows XP* refresh in small and medium business and increasingly challenging macroeconomic and currency conditions, particularly in Europe.

 

The data center business is meeting expectations.

 

The company is forecasting the mid-point of the gross margin range to remain at 60 percent, plus or minus a couple of percentage points, as lower PC unit volume is offset by higher platform average selling prices. Expectations for R&D and MG&A spending and depreciation in the first quarter remain unchanged.

 

All other expectations have been withdrawn and will be updated with the company's first-quarter earnings report on April 14.

 

Business Outlook

Intel's updated Business Outlook does not include the potential impact of any business combinations, asset acquisitions, divestitures, strategic investments and other significant transactions that may be completed after March 12.

 

Status of Business Outlook

Intel's updated Business Outlook is posted on intc.com and may be reiterated in public or private meetings with investors and others. The updated Business Outlook will be effective through the close of business on March 13 unless earlier updated. Intel's Quiet Period will start from the close of business on March 13 until publication of the company's first-quarter earnings release, scheduled for April 14. During the Quiet Period, all of the Business Outlook and other forward-looking statements disclosed in the company's news releases and filings with the SEC should be considered as historical, speaking as of prior to the Quiet Period only and not subject to an update by the company.

 

Risk Factors

The above statements and any others in this release that refer to plans and expectations for the first quarter, the year and the future are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should" and their variations identify forward-looking statements. Statements that refer to or are based on projections, uncertain events or assumptions also identify forward-looking statements. Many factors could affect Intel's actual results, and variances from Intel's current expectations regarding such factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Intel presently considers the following to be important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the company's expectations.

 

  • Demand for Intel's products is highly variable and could differ from expectations due to factors including changes in business and economic conditions; consumer confidence or income levels; customer acceptance of Intel's and competitors' products; competitive and pricing pressures, including actions taken by competitors; supply constraints and other disruptions affecting customers; changes in customer order patterns including order cancellations; and changes in the level of inventory at customers.
  • Intel's gross margin percentage could vary significantly from expectations based on capacity utilization; variations in inventory valuation, including variations related to the timing of qualifying products for sale; changes in revenue levels; segment product mix; the timing and execution of the manufacturing ramp and associated costs; excess or obsolete inventory; changes in unit costs; defects or disruptions in the supply of materials or resources; and product manufacturing quality/yields. Variations in gross margin may also be caused by the timing of Intel product introductions and related expenses, including marketing expenses, and Intel's ability to respond quickly to technological developments and to introduce new products or incorporate new features into existing products, which may result in restructuring and asset impairment charges.
  • Intel's results could be affected by adverse economic, social, political and physical/infrastructure conditions in countries where Intel, its customers or its suppliers operate, including military conflict and other security risks, natural disasters, infrastructure disruptions, health concerns and fluctuations in currency exchange rates. Results may also be affected by the formal or informal imposition by countries of new or revised export and/or import and doing-business regulations, which could be changed without prior notice.
  • Intel operates in highly competitive industries and its operations have high costs that are either fixed or difficult to reduce in the short term.
  • The amount, timing and execution of Intel's stock repurchase program could be affected by changes in Intel's priorities for the use of cash, such as operational spending, capital spending, acquisitions, and as a result of changes to Intel's cash flows or changes in tax laws.
  • Intel's expected tax rate is based on current tax law and current expected income and may be affected by the jurisdictions in which profits are determined to be earned and taxed; changes in the estimates of credits, benefits and deductions; the resolution of issues arising from tax audits with various tax authorities, including payment of interest and penalties; and the ability to realize deferred tax assets.
  • Gains or losses from equity securities and interest and other could vary from expectations depending on gains or losses on the sale, exchange, change in the fair value or impairments of debt and equity investments, interest rates, cash balances, and changes in fair value of derivative instruments.
  • Product defects or errata (deviations from published specifications) may adversely impact our expenses, revenues and reputation.
  • Intel's results could be affected by litigation or regulatory matters involving intellectual property, stockholder, consumer, antitrust, disclosure and other issues. An unfavorable ruling could include monetary damages or an injunction prohibiting Intel from manufacturing or selling one or more products, precluding particular business practices, impacting Intel's ability to design its products, or requiring other remedies such as compulsory licensing of intellectual property.
  • Intel's results may be affected by the timing of closing of acquisitions, divestitures and other significant transactions.

 

A detailed discussion of these and other factors that could affect Intel's results is included in Intel's SEC filings, including the company's most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q.

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com, and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

 

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Chromebook_Pixel_lr.jpgToday, Google unveiled the new Chromebook Pixel, a precision-engineered device featuring 5th Gen Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors for ultimate performance and designed to drive Chromebook platform innovation. The Pixel features 4K video output, a hi-res touch display, a newly designed backlit keyboard and up to 12 hours of battery life. The Pixel is one of the first devices with USB Type-C, a single connector for power, data and display developed by the USB Implementer’s Forum, of which Intel is a co-chair. With 30+ designs, Intel is the leader in Chrome OS-based systems. For more information on pricing and availability, visit the Google Store.

Three High School Seniors Each Take Home Awards of $150,000 from Nation's Highest-Awarding Science Competition

 

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Noah Golowich, Andrew Jin and Michael Hofmann Winer each received first-place awards of $150,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search 2015, a program of Society for Science & the Public.
  • The top winners and other finalists from across the United States took home awards totaling more than $1 million.
  • The Intel Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious pre-college science and math competition, recognizes 40 high school seniors who are poised to create new technologies and solutions that will positively impact people's lives.

 

 

Intel STS 2015 Winners

Intel Science Talent Search first place winners (left to right) Noah Golowich (Mass.), Andrew Jin (Calif.) and Michael Winer (Md.) each took home $150,000. Photo credit: Chris Ayers/Intel

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Intel Science Talent Search 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 10, 2015 – America's most promising young scientists were celebrated tonight in the nation's capital as they received more than $1 million in awards from Intel Corporation. These scientists are the winners of the Intel Science Talent Search, the nation's most prestigious pre-college science and math competition and a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP).

 

Starting this year, the Intel Science Talent Search tripled the top awards to further recognize finalists and highlight the variety of research conducted. In place of the previous grand prize of $100,000, three first-place Medal of Distinction awards of $150,000 were presented to students who showed exceptional scientific potential in three categories: Basic Research, Global Good, and Innovation.

 

Noah Golowich, 17, of Lexington, Massachusetts, won the First Place Medal of Distinction for Basic Research, which recognizes finalists who demonstrate exceptional scientific potential through depth of research and analysis. Noah developed a proof in the area of Ramsey theory, a field of mathematics based on finding types of structure in large and complicated systems. He is the captain of his high school math team, plays for his high school tennis team and plays jazz piano in his spare time.

 

Andrew Jin, 17, of San Jose, California, won the First Place Medal of Distinction for Global Good, which rewards finalists who demonstrate great scientific potential through their passion to make a difference. Andrew developed a machine learning algorithm to identify adaptive mutations across the human genome. By analyzing massive public genomic datasets, his system discovered more than 100 adaptive mutations related to immune response, metabolism, brain development and schizophrenia in real DNA sequences. Understanding the genetic causes of these diseases is an important first step toward developing gene therapies or vaccines. Andrew is an accomplished pianist who has performed at Carnegie Hall.

 

Michael Hofmann Winer, 18, of North Bethesda, Maryland, won the First Place Medal of Distinction for Innovation, which celebrates finalists who demonstrate the problem-solving aptitude of an engineer through innovative design and creativity. Michael studied how fundamental quasi-particles of sound, called phonons, interact with electrons. His work could potentially be applied to more complex atomic structures such as superconductors. Michael was a silver medalist at the 2014 International Physics Olympiad, where he was the top-scoring U.S. student on the theoretical exam.

 

"A solid foundation in science, technology, engineering and math creates the critical talent corporations and startups need to drive their business and contribute to economic development," said Renee James, president of Intel Corporation. "We hope this program will encourage other young people to become the next generation of scientists, inventors and engineers."

 

In addition to the top awards, three second-place winners received awards of $75,000 and three third-place winners received awards of $35,000.

 

Second Place:
Brice Huang, 17, of Princeton Junction, New Jersey, won the Second Place Medal of Distinction for Basic Research. Brice extended previous mathematical research on power ideals – linear functions of variables raised to some power – and was able to calculate the power ideal's series of dimension for a larger class of ideals than has previously been possible.

 

Kalia D. Firester, 17, of New York City, won the Second Place Medal of Distinction for Global Good. Kalia studied how a protein produced by nematodes, which are crop-destroying parasites, interacts with a plant's cells and defenses. Her research may contribute to engineering natural immunity to repel a pest that costs global agriculture $100 billion annually.

 

Saranesh (Saran) Thanika Prembabu, 17, of San Ramon, California, won the Second Place Medal of Distinction for Innovation. Saran studied how varying the layers of lead titanate and strontium ruthenate in nanocrystal superlattices can affect their electrical and magnetic properties, which could be harnessed for a variety of electrical and computing applications.

 

Third Place:
Shashwat Kishore, 18, of West Chester, Pennsylvania, won the Third Place Medal of Distinction for Basic Research. Shashwat's math project focused on representing abstract algebras using matrices. His work developed a new relationship between these matrices and topology.

 

Anvita Gupta, 17, of Scottsdale, Arizona, won the Third Place Medal of Distinction for Global Good. Anvita used machine learning to "teach" a computer to identify potential drugs for cancer, tuberculosis and Ebola. Preclinical trials are already underway in China on the tuberculosis drugs that she identified.

 

Catherine Li, 18, of Orlando, Florida, won the Third Place Medal of Distinction for Innovation. Catherine developed a new fiber-based method of fabricating microscopic particles designed for drug delivery, with potential applications in personalized cancer therapy.

 

Each finalist received at least $7,500. In total, the Intel Foundation awarded $1.6 million for the Intel Science Talent Search 2015. Since assuming title sponsorship of the Science Talent Search in 1998, Intel has increased the competition's annual awards by more than $1 million.

 

This year's finalists hail from 36 schools in 18 states. Of the 1,844 high school seniors who entered the Intel Science Talent Search 2015, 300 were announced as semifinalists in January. Of those, 40 were chosen as finalists and invited to Washington, D.C., to compete for the top nine awards. These finalists join the ranks of other notable Science Talent Search alumni, who over the past 74 years, have gone on to win eight Nobel Prizes, two Fields Medals, five National Medals of Science, 12 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships and even an Academy Award for Best Actress.

 

Society for Science & the Public, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to public engagement in science and science education, has owned and administered the Science Talent Search since its inception in 1942.

 

"We are honored to congratulate Noah, Andrew, Michael and the rest of the top winners of the Intel Science Talent Search 2015," said Maya Ajmera, president and CEO of Society for Science & the Public and alumna of the Science Talent Search. "These students serve as shining examples of the incredible work being accomplished in STEM fields by young people, and we are proud to recognize and reward these stellar young researchers."

 

To learn more about Society for Science & the Public, visit www.societyforscience.org, and follow the organization on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Intel believes that education is the key to future innovation. Over the past decade, Intel and the Intel Foundation have invested more than $1 billion, and Intel employees have donated close to 4 million hours toward improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in more than 100 countries, regions and territories.

 

To get the latest Intel education news, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/education, and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

 

Intel and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Intel and fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff announced a strategic partnership to expand opportunities for girls and women in technology and engineering. The partnership includes a collaboration with U.N. Women and was announced on stage at the U.N. Women’s Planet 50-50 by 2030 event in New York. As part of Intel’s recently announced Diversity in Technology Initiative, which includes a bold new hiring and retention goal to achieve full representation of women and underrepresented minorities in its workforce by 2020, Intel will work with Rebecca Minkoff to expand the pipeline of diverse and female engineers, support more positive representation of opportunities for women in technology, and connect women around the world to opportunities to learn and lead in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and careers. Get event photos and more.

 

First-of-its-kind strategic partnership to advance shared commitment to gender equality by creating new opportunities for women in technology.

WHAT:

Intel, Rebecca Minkoff, and UN Women announce effort to expand pipeline of female engineers, support positive representations of opportunities for women in technology, and connect women around the world to opportunities to learn and lead through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.

 

Rebecca Minkoff, the largest global fashion label helmed by a millennial female, has a long history of creative and innovative uses of emerging technologies.

 

Intel has a measurable commitment to diversity, having recently announced a groundbreaking US $300 million Diversity & Inclusion initiative, with the goal of full representation for women and under-represented minorities in its United States workforce by 2020.

WHEN:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 7:30PM.

WHERE:

U.N. Women's Planet 50-50 by 2030, a celebratory event at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom commemorating the 20th anniversary of the historic Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women, featuring a diverse range of speakers including: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; Hillary Clinton; Bill de Blasio; Melinda Gates; and Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette. Commitment to be introduced by philanthropist and supermodel Coco Rocha.

WHO:

Rebecca Minkoff, widely acknowledged as the most forward-thinking brand in fashion when it comes to new technology.

 

Rosalind Hudnell, Chief Diversity Officer of Intel, a world leader in computing innovation.

WHY:

Partnership with Rebecca Minkoff will help Intel reach young women around the world, bringing excitement about technology careers and the amazing opportunities girls and women can have if they embrace science and engineering with passion.

CONTACTS:

Gail Dundas, Intel

503-816-2382, gail.dundas@intel.com

 

Autumn Furr, Rebecca Minkoff

212-677-7829, Ext. 2240, autumn@rebeccaminkoff.com

Today at the OCP US Summit, Intel and Facebook announced a collaboration to develop a new Open Compute Project (OCP)-based server design. The Facebook contributed design uses a server card based on the new Intel® Xeon® processor D product family, the first Xeon system-on-chip (SoC) and first Intel Xeon processor based on 14nm process technology. Intel also announced that it is working with Penguin Computing on the first Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor, code-named Knights Landing, powered HPC system based on an OCP rack design. The announcements were made by Intel's keynote speaker Jason Waxman, general manager, Cloud Platforms Group. Read Jason's blog for more information on Intel at OCP.

Today, Frost & Sullivan recognized Intel with the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership based on its recent analysis of Intel's impact on the video encoding and transcoding market. Frost & Sullivan noted that nearly every leading encoding and transcoding vendor has Intel-powered products in their portfolio, and stated that Intel, "successfully combined a deep understanding of the dilemmas facing vendors, the changing needs of the industry and the changing nature of video processing itself with the core competency that comes from the company's rich and long history with digital media technologies." Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that demonstrates unique ways of leveraging new technologies which impact both functionality and customer value. Read the Frost & Sullivan release to learn more.

Intel has been recognized as one of the 2015 World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent corporate ethics think-tank. A four-time honoree, Intel was named one of the top companies for demonstrating "real and sustained" ethical leadership and for its performance across several criteria, including ethics and compliance; corporate citizenship; and responsibility. View to learn more about Intel's sustainability and conflict-free leadership.

Today, Apple announced the new MacBook featuring Intel® Core™ M processors. Intel Core M was designed to enable thin, light, fanless systems and amazing experiences, and with the new MacBook that is exactly what you get. The current MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines will also be updated to feature 5th gen Intel® Core™ processors. You can visit www.apple.com for more information on the news from today.

Intel was awarded with the first ever Corporate Contribution and Leadership Award by the Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W) for its continuing commitment and progress made in girls' and women's empowerment and gender equality. At the International Women's Day Awards & Benefit Gala at the Library of Congress on March 7, Intel was recognized for its efforts, which include programs supporting girls' education and tech empowerment, such as Intel's role as a strategic founding partner of the Girl Rising film and social action campaign, and the Intel® She Will Connect program which seeks to expand technology access for millions of women globally, beginning in sub-Saharan Africa where the Internet gender gap is the greatest. GC4W is an international non-profit organization committed to connecting, educating and empowering 100,000 women and girls around the world by the end of 2015.

Intel was awarded the prestigious Helen Darling Award for Excellence and Innovation in Value Purchasing by The National Business Group on Health for its leadership role in increasing value in healthcare purchasing and changing the face of employer-sponsored healthcare benefits. Intel's efforts to create efficient and cost-effective healthcare programs include its Health for Life onsite clinic network. In 2003, Intel became one of the first large employers to implement a consumer-directed health plan, which now includes 70 percent of its employees. Read the full release for more information.

First 14nm Intel® Xeon® Product Family Delivers Server-Class Capabilities in a Dense, Low- Power System-on-Chip Optimized for Cloud, Telco Service Providers and Web Hosters

 

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Intel® Xeon® processor D product family

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 9, 2015 – Intel Corporation today announced the Intel® Xeon® processor D product family, the company's first Intel Xeon processor-based system-on-chip (SoC). Built on Intel's industry-leading 14nm process technology, the Intel Xeon processor D product family combines the performance and advanced intelligence of Intel Xeon processors with the size and power savings of an SoC.

 

The rapid proliferation of connected devices is driving exponential growth in data traffic, increasing the demands on the data center and network infrastructure for cloud and telecommunication service providers. As these customers look to efficiently scale their network infrastructure and seek to rapidly deliver new, revenue generating services, they are moving to standard Intel architecture to provide both the technology solutions and consistency required across the data center and network.

 

The Intel Xeon processor D product family offers new options for addressing the growing need for low-power, high density infrastructure solutions, extending Intel technology from the edge of data centers to the network. This provides customers with enhanced intelligence and greater agility to rapidly deliver new services at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). Also, with server-class reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features now available in an ultra-dense, low-power device, telecommunication service providers will be able to deliver intelligent edge networks.

 

"The growth of connected devices and demand for more digital services has created new opportunities for information and communication technology," said Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group at Intel. "By bringing Intel Xeon processor performance to a low-power SoC, we're delivering the best of both worlds and enabling our customers to deliver exciting new services."

 

News Facts

 

  • The Intel Xeon processor D product family is the first Intel Xeon SoC, and Intel's third generation of 64-bit SoC for microserver, storage, network and the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Products deliver up to 3.4x faster performance per node1 and up to 1.7x better performance per watt2 when compared to the Intel® Atom processor C2750, part of Intel's second-generation 64-bit SoC product family.
  • Launching 4- and 8-core microserver optimized SoCs today, with a more comprehensive portfolio of network, storage and IoT SoCs targeted for availability in the second half of this year.
  • Initial products are optimized for hosters and cloud service providers for a variety of workloads such as dedicated web hosting, memory caching, dynamic web serving and warm storage. Future storage and network optimized products will target usages such as entry SAN and NAS appliances, edge routers and wireless base stations, as well as industrial IoT devices.
  • There are more than 50 systems currently in design. Approximately 75 percent are network, storage and IoT designs. System providers currently designing microservers based on the Intel Xeon processor D family include: Cisco*, HP*, NEC*, Quanta Cloud Technology*, Sugon* and Supermicro*.
  • Combines industry standard x86 cores, the industry's most widely deployed data center processor microarchitecture, with two ports of integrated 10GbE Intel® Ethernet and integrated I/Os (PCIe, USB, SATA and other general purpose I/Os) on a single package. It operates at a thermal design point near 20 watts and supports up to 128GB of addressable memory.
  • Delivers advanced server-class reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features, including support for error-correcting code memory, combined with enhanced hardware-based Intel® Virtualization Technology and Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard-New Instructions (AES-NI).

 

"As the largest web hosting provider in Europe, technology innovation is critical to the company's success," said Robert Hoffmann, CEO 1&1 Internet AG. "As part of our broad technology collaboration with Intel, we are evaluating the new Intel Xeon processor D-based server platforms to help deliver a unique combination of performance and efficiency obtained from this first Intel Xeon SoC solution."

 

Supporting Resources

 

Pricing3 & Availability

  • Intel Xeon Processor D-1520 (4-core) $199.00
  • Intel Xeon Processor D-1540 (8-core) $581.00

 

The products are available today. The extended Intel Xeon processor D product family including microserver, network, storage and IoT optimized SoCs is expected to be available in the second half of this year.

 

Intel Presents – Extending Intelligence to the Edge

 

 

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Intel® Xeon® processor D die

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Intel® Xeon® processor family

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world's first commercially available "conflict-free" microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com and about Intel's conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.

 

Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Atom and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

 

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.

 

Results have been measured by Intel based on software, benchmark or other data of third parties and are provided for informational purposes only. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Intel does not control or audit the design or implementation of third party data referenced in this document. Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the websites of the referenced third parties or other sources to confirm whether the referenced data is accurate and reflects performance of systems available for purchase.

 

1 Up to 3.4x better performance on Dynamic Web Serving Intel® Xeon Processor D-based reference platform with one Pre-Production Xeon Processor D (8C, 1.9GHz, 45W, V1-stepping, ES2), Turbo Boost Enabled, Hyper-Threading enabled, 64GB memory (4x16GB DDR4-2133 RDIMM ECC), 2x10GBase-T X552, 3x S3700 SATA SSD, Fedora* 20 (3.17.8-200.fc20.x86_64, Nginx* 1.4.4, Php-fpm* 15.4.14, memcached* 1.4.14, Simultaneous users=43844 Supermicro SuperServer* 5018A-TN4 with one Intel Atom Processor C2750 (8C, 2.4GHz,20W), Turbo Boost Enabled, 32GB memory (4x8GB DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM ECC), 1x10GBase-T X520, 2x S3700 SATA SSD, Ubuntu* 14.10(3.16.0-23 generic), Nginx* 1.4.4, Php-fpm* 15.4.14, memcached* 1.4.14, Simultaneous users=12896.

 

2 Up to 1.7x (estimated) better performance per watt on Dynamic Web Serving Intel® Xeon Processor D-based reference platform with one Pre-Production Xeon Processor D (8C, 1.9GHz, 45W, V1-stepping, ES2), Turbo Boost Enabled, Hyper-Threading enabled, 64GB memory (4x16GB DDR4-2133 RDIMM ECC), 2x10GBase-T X552, 3x S3700 SATA SSD, Fedora* 20 (3.17.8-200.fc20.x86_64, Nginx* 1.4.4, Php-fpm* 15.4.14, memcached* 1.4.14, Simultaneous users=43843, Estimated wall power based on microserver chassis, power=90W, Perf/W=487.15 users/W Supermicro SuperServer* 5018A-TN4 with one Intel Atom Processor C2750 (8C, 2.4GHz,20W), Turbo Boost Enabled, 32GB memory (4x8GB DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM ECC), 1x10GBase-T X520, 2x S3700 SATA SSD, Ubuntu* 14.10 (3.16.0-23 generic), Nginx* 1.4.4, Php-fpm* 15.4.14, memcached* 1.4.14, Simultaneous users=12896. Maximum wall power =46W, Perf/W=280.3 users/W

 

3 Estimated MSRP. Actual prices may vary.

Etisalat, the UAE’s leading telecommunications operator, signed an MoU with Intel at MWC 2015 to collaboratively set up a cloud computing platform, leveraging Intel’s technology leadership and expertise in cloud technology. As part of this agreement, Etisalat and Intel will partner to grow a cloud catalog with an innovative set of services that targets several industry verticals. The two companies will also work on establishing a demonstration environment lab for technology innovation in cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) services.

 

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The first public demo of the 5th gen Intel® Core™ desktop processor with Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics, due mid-year.

At the Game Developers Conference (GDC), Intel announced new programs, tools, utilities and games available for Intel users and developers taking advantage of Intel’s latest CPU and graphics platform capabilities. Intel demonstrated the first desktop 5th gen Intel® Core™ processor with Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics, coming this summer. Applications from key ISVs such as Codemasters*, Ubisoft*, and Funcom* as well as Microsoft* DirectX 12 applications running smoothly on Intel graphics were demonstrated and a new developer program “Achievement Unlocked” was announced. The company also announced a leading gaming software utility from Raptr* available for the first time on Intel graphics that automatically adjusts a PCs’ game settings for optimal gameplay.  Read this blog for more information.

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