Most Recent Insights Posts RSS



Modernizing Code for Many Cores Boosts Performance 1,000-Fold

Intel drives awareness among corporate developers of the vast benefits of code designed for many-core architectures, and techniques to take advantage of them. Intel datacenter customers may have to wait until 2017 to get the extra boost in power promised by the next-generation of Skylake processors being released in August, …

Read Full Post Posted in Insights | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

HP, Intel Alliance Aims to Mainstream Supercomputing for Businesses

Big Data, real-time response have driven business users toward high-performance, supercomputing; new solutions, services are designed to help. Hewlett-Packard and Intel have formed a strategic alliance to better address the drive to add high-performance computing to enterprise datacenters, and continued expansion of the datacenters themselves. Under a partnership labelled the …

Read Full Post Posted in Insights | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Intel Creates Xeon-FPGA Powerhouse with $16.7B Altera Buy

Intel has confirmed the largest acquisition in its history when it announced this week it would go through with its long-rumored deal to buy Altera, which specializes in the kind of do-everything processor Intel wants to add to its datacenter powerhouses. In its biggest-ever acquisition, Intel announced plans to pay …

Read Full Post Posted in Insights | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Intel Fires New Xeon at Cloud, Mainframe Simultaneously

Intel’s new power chip aims at high-end market dominated by RISC, POWER, mainframes and OLTP; new ASICS will make it scream in hyperscale datacenters as well.   Intel did something a little different with the design of version 3 of its top-end Xeon E7 processor family: It took advantage of …

Read Full Post Posted in Insights | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Intel, CoreOS Aim to Make Your Datacenter as Smart as Google’s

The goal of the joint project is to build a hyperscale-Cloud architecture with automated containers and appliances. Intel has announced an effort with groundbreaking container developer CoreOS to design appliances that could make any corporate datacenter as smart as Google’s. The two companies announced a joint project Intel officials described …

Read Full Post Posted in Insights | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

SIMD: Key to Understanding Vectorization

In the blog How Vectorization Feeds Your Need for Speed, I described vectorization–a technique that uses SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) instructions provided in SSE and AVX extensions to do data operations in parallel in 128 or 256 bit registers. Now, let’s look at what those SIMD instructions are. Although …

Read Full Post Posted in Insights | Leave a comment

Intel, Oracle Make Generic Hardware Shine as Carrier-Grade NFV

Open platforms, chip-centric controls, allow virtual servers to precisely mimic performance of high-end WAN hardware. Intel and Oracle have taken a step beyond providing the hardware for software-based carrier-quality networking to demonstrate the real thing, using open-source software, but relying on hardware a little beefier than is usually specified for …

Read Full Post Posted in Insights | Tagged | Leave a comment

Intel Packs Big Power of 14nm Xeon into Tiny SoC

The newly unveiled Xeon D product family comes with 4- or 8-cores, but the offerings are designed for specific power/power use pain points. Intel has release the first system-on-a-chip (SoC) based on Xeon processors, combining I/O, networking and storage on 14nm processor base designed for high performance, low-cost and low-power …

Read Full Post Posted in Insights | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Intel, Oracle Roll Out High-End Converged Infrastructure for NFV

The newly unveiled rackmount carrier hardware that supports network function virtualization can also serve as muscular datacenter gear. Oracle has joined the rush to the telecom HPC market being led by Intel and open-source organizations working on technology to create software-defined networks in sophisticated, high-capacity networks covering nations rather than …

Read Full Post Posted in Insights | Tagged , | Leave a comment

New Wonder Material Beats Graphene in Speeding Electronics

University of Minnesota researchers say a two-dimensional material, called Black Phosphorus, could one day make consumer electronics faster than ever. Phosphorus is a highly reactive material that is found in match heads, tracer bullets and fertilizers, but it can be turned into a stable crystalline form known as black phosphorus. …

Read Full Post Posted in Insights | Tagged | Leave a comment