Chip Shot: Intel Announces Collaborations with Facebook and Others at Open Compute Summit

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.