With cloud computing, big data, and software defined datacenter markets pumping on all cylinders, performance and energy savings continue to be the hottest topic areas among industry leaders. Today, Intel announced new versions of their datacenter chips that are seven times faster then previous of Atom.
Hyperscale computing is slowly but surely taking over the enterprise. The big data and cloud explosion is forcing organizations to beef up their storage environments, but extending legacy infrastructure is not the way to successfully achieve hyperscale status.
Intel is battling ARM both in the datacenter and mobile market. The new Atom chips are a big hope for Intel to have the same level of performance as their main line of Core processors. The new chips called Silvermont are designed to be both high performance and low in energy consumption.
Intel’s new portfolio of chips includes the second generation 64-bit Intel® Atom™ C2000 product family of system-on-chip (SoC) designs formicroservers and cold storage platforms (code named “Avoton”) and for entry networking platforms (code named “Rangeley”). These new SoCs are the company’s first products based on the Silvermont micro-architecture, the new design in its leading 22nm Tri-Gate SoC process delivering significant increases in performance and energy efficiency, and arrives only nine months after the previous generation.
“As the world becomes more and more mobile, the pressure to support billions of devices and users is changing the very composition of datacenters,” said Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group at Intel.
“From leadership in silicon and SoC design to rack architecture and software enabling, Intel is providing the key innovations that original equipment manufacturers, telecommunications equipment makers and cloud service providers require to build the datacenters of the future.”