More Processor Performance Doesn’t Always Mean Better Performance

Paid Post Yes, you know that AI and HPC are two of the big drivers for business compute over the coming years. But they’re far from the only factors that are going to push your infrastructure to the limits.

In fact, the landscape for business computing is as complicated as it’s ever been. But if you’re feeling overwhelmed, this infographic, courtesy of Intel, can help you map your way forward.

It shows how new software architectures – including microservices and containers – are upending the development landscape. Meanwhile, security is one of the biggest challenges for organizations of every size. And the climate crisis looms over everything, even as compute infrastructure finds its way out of traditional data centers, and migrates to the edge, shifting the data balance in the process.

Afterall, it’s easy to focus on raw CPU power – those headline numbers can be compelling. But as the infographic points out, things can look quite different once you take into account the effect of accelerators, particularly when they’re integrated into the core silicon. Intel’s Xeon Scalable platform, for example, delivers a 22 times better performance than the competition when it comes to image classification, or a 2.4 times improvement on NGinix Web Secure Key Exchange.

But as we said, it’s not just about raw performance. The size of a vendor’s ecosystem is another key indicator, and Intel works with over 1000 ISVs, including the likes of SAP, VMware, Oracle and Microsoft.

Likewise, Intel’s Xeon Scalable architecture is part of a family of technology, including Optane memory and storage, networking and photonics components, and optimization tools, that combine to deliver both power and efficiency.

This is all primed for new workloads and software architectures, such as microservices, with Intel silicon delivering 18 per cent better performance and 20 per cent lower average latency on cloud microservices, and three times better performance on Financial Web microservices, than its main rival.

And this is delivered with rock solid security, with 300 leading ISVs, customers and partners deploying Intel SGC, Intel’s data center focused trusted execution environment, which delivers “huge” memory enclaves.

Is there more? Yes, there’s lots more fascinating information embedded in this infographic, and in the resources it links to.

It adds up to compelling evidence that while silicon is central to how you deal with the challenges of the future, dealing with them effectively really does mean looking beyond the CPU.

So, to map your path beyond the CPU, and into the future, head here now.

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