New Chips Built For The Age Of AI

Sponsored Content: The newly launched Intel Xeon 6 processors are designed to boost AI and other compute intensive workload performance for datacenter servers.

Formerly known under the codename Sierra Forest, the Intel Xeon 6700-series with E-cores chips can also deliver a 2.8X boost to memory bandwidth, 2.5X better rack density and a 2.4X performance per watt improvement compared to previous Xeon chips, according to Intel testing.

That’s important for datacenter operators, cloud service providers and large enterprises which are constantly trying to balance demand for larger volumes of faster compute capacity against physical space constraints and rising electricity costs.

Modern AI, analytics, HPC and IoT enabled applications and services crunch huge amounts of data. Having faster, more energy efficient CPUs at their disposal can go a long way to helping datacenters process and transfer that information across storage and network optimized server infrastructure hosted both in the cloud and on-premises.

That applies to a wide range of specific use cases, which Intel says it has already performance tested and validated with the design of the new processors.

On the AI side these include computer vision, image recognition and classification, natural language processing (NLP), recommendation systems, robotic processing automation for example. For data and web services they include big data analytics, business intelligence, data lakes, relational/non-relational databases, OLAP/OLTP systems, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and supply chain management (SCM) applications, while networking and media workloads cover cloud gaming, immersive media, content delivery networks (CDNs) and cellular 5G networks.

Many of those applications and services can additionally be optimized when they’re hosted on Xeon 6 equipped servers located at the network edge where performance gets an additional boost through reduced latency and processing data closer to the end user. The new Intel Xeon 6 processors also help to protect mission critical data they process with support for Confidential Computing and other enhanced security features that can encrypt the information being stored and processed.

You can read more about the newly launched CPUs by clicking this link.

Sponsored by Intel.

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