Intel Unveils Powerful Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, Bringing Next-Generation Business and Consumer Experiences to Life

Intel Data Center Platform Offers Industry’s Highest Levels of Performance, Biggest Data Center Advancement in a Decade

News Release

July 11, 2017

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 11, 2017 – Intel today launched its new Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, providing businesses with breakthrough performance to handle compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure and high-performance computing. Today’s launch marks the greatest set of data center and network processor advancements in a decade.

“Data center and network infrastructure is undergoing massive transformations to support emerging use cases like precision medicine, artificial intelligence and agile network services paving the path to 5G,” said Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager of the Intel Data Center Group. “Intel Xeon Scalable processors represent the biggest data center advancement in a decade.”

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Today’s general availability announcement follows Intel’s largest data center early ship program with more than 500,000 Intel Xeon Scalable processors already sold to leading enterprise, high-performance computing, cloud and communication services provider customers. Customers will benefit from a dramatic performance increase of 1.65x on average2 over previous generation technology. With 58 world records and counting, Intel Xeon Scalable delivers industry leading performance across the broadest range of workloads.

Intel Xeon Scalable processors also provide businesses with the richest suite of platform feature innovations that deliver significant performance increases across key workloads. These include:

The Intel Xeon Scalable processor features a new core microarchitecture, new on-die interconnects and memory controllers. The resulting platform optimizes performance as well as the reliability, security and manageability necessary in data centers and networking infrastructure.

Foundation for Next-Generation Data Centers and Communications Networks

Intel also introduced Intel Select Solutions, a solutions brand aimed at simplifying and speeding the deployment of data center and network infrastructure, with initial solutions delivery on Canonical Ubuntu*, Microsoft SQL 16* and VMware vSAN 6.6*. Intel Select Solutions is an expansion of the company’s deep investment in Intel Builders ecosystem collaborations and will deliver a choice of Intel-verified configurations to the market, enabling customers to speed return on investment in Intel Xeon Scalable processor-based infrastructure for user-prioritized workloads.

Uniquely architected to help customers accelerate the deployment of cloud infrastructure, transform communications networks and unleash artificial intelligence, the Intel Xeon Scalable platform is supported by 100s of ecosystem of partners, more than 480 Intel builders and more than 7,000 software vendors to drive software optimizations that take advantage of the platform. The Intel Xeon Scalable processor has received broad support from a variety of companies, including Amazon*, AT&T*, BBVA*, Google*, Microsoft*, Montefiore*, Technicolor* and Telefonica*.

Learn more about the innovations Intel is bringing to the data center with the new Intel Xeon Scalable processors, Intel Select Solutions, by visiting www.intel.com/xeonscalable, or visit http://launchevent.intel.com to experience a deep dive into the platform.

Intel Xeon Scalable processors are optimized for today’s evolving data center and network infrastructure requirements. The scalable processor family provides businesses with breakthrough performance to handle system demands ranging from entry-cloud servers to compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure and high-performance computing. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Intel Xeon Scalable processors are optimized for today’s evolving data center and network infrastructure requirements. The scalable processor family provides businesses with breakthrough performance to handle system demands ranging from entry-cloud servers to compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure and high-performance computing. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Intel Xeon Scalable processors are optimized for today’s evolving data center and network infrastructure requirements. The scalable processor family provides businesses with breakthrough performance to handle system demands ranging from entry-cloud servers to compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure and high-performance computing. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Intel Xeon Scalable processors are optimized for today’s evolving data center and network infrastructure requirements. The scalable processor family provides businesses with breakthrough performance to handle system demands ranging from entry-cloud servers to compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure and high-performance computing. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Intel Xeon Scalable processors are optimized for today’s evolving data center and network infrastructure requirements. The scalable processor family provides businesses with breakthrough performance to handle system demands ranging from entry-cloud servers to compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure and high-performance computing. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Intel Xeon Scalable processors are optimized for today’s evolving data center and network infrastructure requirements. The scalable processor family provides businesses with breakthrough performance to handle system demands ranging from entry-cloud servers to compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure and high-performance computing. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Intel Xeon Scalable processors are optimized for today’s evolving data center and network infrastructure requirements. The scalable processor family provides businesses with breakthrough performance to handle system demands ranging from entry-cloud servers to compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure and high-performance computing. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Intel Xeon Scalable processors are optimized for today’s evolving data center and network infrastructure requirements. The scalable processor family provides businesses with breakthrough performance to handle system demands ranging from entry-cloud servers to compute-hungry tasks including real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure and high-performance computing. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
The Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family is the new foundation for secure, agile, multi-cloud data centers. It represents the biggest platform advancements in a decade. The processor family is architected for exceptional workload-optimized performance and hardware-enhanced security. Designed for trusted data service delivery, the processor family is fueled by significant leaps in I/O, memory, storage and network technologies.

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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.  For more information on the performance and system configuration please see 1, 2, 3, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18 and 22 at www.intel.com/xeonconfigs

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