This week, Intel announced an unmatched silicon portfolio for 5G infrastructure with the launch of the Intel Atom P5900, a 10nm system-on-chip (SoC) for wireless base stations, and the introduction of both a structured ASIC for 5G network processing and a 5G network-optimized Ethernet network adapter, offering high-precision, GPS-based network service synchronization. Additionally, Intel announced the expansion of its 2nd gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor lineup as the company continues to deliver workload-optimized performance, integrated artificial intelligence (AI) acceleration and hardened security at the platform level. In a highly integrated 10nm SoC, the Intel Atom P5900 delivers what customers require for future-ready 5G base stations, including ultra-low latency, accelerated throughput and precise load balancing. Performance improvements include up to 5.6 times more secured network communication with the Intel Atom P5952B processor and Intel QuickAssist Technology (versus software alone)1 and up to 3.7 times more packet processing with the Intel Atom P5952B processor and Intel Dynamic Load Balancer (versus software alone)2. The new 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors launched today deliver an average of 36% more performance and an average of 42% more performance per dollar3 than the prior generation Intel Xeon Gold and increased value for customers across their cloud, network and edge needs.
What's New: Today at the Intel Industrial Summit 2020, Intel announced new enhanced internet of things (IoT) capabilities. The 11th Gen Intel Core processors, Intel Atom x6000E series, and Intel Pentium and Celeron N and J series bring new artificial intelligence (AI), security, functional safety and real-time capabilities to edge customers. With a robust hardware and software portfolio, an unparalleled ecosystem and 15,000 customer deployments globally, Intel is providing robust solutions for the $65 billion edge silicon market opportunity by 2024. "By 2023, up to 70% of all enterprises will process data at the edge.1 11th Gen Intel Core processors, Intel Atom x6000E series, and Intel Pentium and Celeron N and J series processors represent our most significant step forward yet in enhancements for IoT, bringing features that address our customers' current needs, while setting the foundation for capabilities with advancements in AI and 5G." –John Healy, Intel vice president of the Internet of Things Group and general manager of Platform Management and Customer Engineering Why It's Important: Intel works closely with customers to build proofs of concept, optimize solutions and collect feedback along the way. Innovations delivered with 11th Gen Intel Core processors, Intel Atom x6000E series, and Intel Pentium and Celeron N and J series processors are a response to challenges felt across the IoT industry: edge complexity, total cost of ownership and a range of environmental conditions.
With the move to 5G, so too comes the next generation of hardware and software for network infrastructure. In fact, the next wave of network transformation represents a $25 billion silicon opportunity by 2023, as industries look to benefit from 5G, edge, and AI (artificial intelligence). "We see tremendous momentum and opportunity in … transforming the radio-access network and bringing to life 5G, edge, and artificial intelligence, and just pushing toward that network transformation," says Cristina Rodriguez, vice president, Data Platforms Group, and general manager, Wireless Access Network Division, Intel. Intel recently announced an expanded lineup of hardware, software, and solutions for network infrastructure, which comes after a longer journey with the communications industry to transform the network with a software-defined, agile, and scalable infrastructure. "As you probably know, we have a long history of working on virtualization. This started at the core more than a decade ago," says Rodriguez.
Just released as part of Intel's Vision products lineup, Intel announces the new OpenVINO toolkit (Open Visual Inference and Neural Network Optimization, and formerly the Intel Computer Vision SDK) to help developers bring vision intelligence into their applications from edge to cloud. The toolkit is a free download that helps fast-track development of high-performance computer vision and deep learning inference solutions, and deliver fast and efficient deep learning workloads across multiple types of Intel platforms (CPU, CPU with integrated graphics, FPGA, and Movidius vision processing units (VPUs). Vision systems hold incredible promise to change the world and help us solve problems--whether they're making homes safer or discovering new medical cures--affording great opportunities for developers. The toolkit has a common API and is based on common development standards, such as OpenCL, OpenCV and OpenVX. Components to increase performance of Intel Processor Graphics for Linux*, including the Intel Media SDK open source version and OpenCL graphics drivers and runtimes.
It's been an amazing year leading the Internet of Things (IoT) Group at Intel. During this time we have been working hard to define and develop a data-driven technology foundation for industry innovation. Our strategy is to drive end-to-end distributed computing in every vertical by focusing on silicon platforms and workload consolidation at the edge. Critical to our success is aligning our ecosystem of partners and developers to deliver the benefits. This focused effort is paying off, as Intel's IoT business grew by 20 percent in 2017 and continued with strong growth in this year's first quarter.