Intel has entered into a partnership with eAsic to design products that will integrate superior processing performance and customizable hardware for data centers and the cloud. Intel is seeking to provide better solutions with the eASIC platform to deliver speedier and more flexible systems for cloud customers.
Intel’s Xeon processors to utilize eASIC technology
The companies claim that the new components will offer double the speed compared to the field programmable gate array for workloads such as security and big data analytics. Also the upcoming product will speed the time to market for custom application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) development by as much as 50%. This collaboration was initiated under Intel’s strategy to integrate re-programmable technology with its Xeon processors to enhance performance, power and cost.
To achieve this, eASIC will link its chip technology with Intel’s upcoming Xeon processors. Along the same lines, Intel recently announced its Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product families, which come with up to 18 cores. Intel will be able to offer speedier and more flexible cloud and data center servers simply by integrating hardware accelerator solutions with the eASIC platform.
Collaboration to provide efficient solutions
With the rampant growth of cloud computing, demand for customized chips has increased manifold. Both eASIC and Intel’s Xeon processors will offer cloud service providers a highly customized, integrated hardware solution for their particular workload.
Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group, said the chip maker has the capacity to customize solutions to such an extent that apart from offering making applications run faster, it also increases the growth of exciting new applications like visual search.
eASIC’s technology is capable of enhancing flexibility and fast-time-to-market compared to traditional ASICs and ramp up performance while also bringing down power consumption compared to FPGAs. Ronnie Vasishta, president and chief executive officer at eASIC said, “We believe our eASIC technology has unique characteristics that will benefit cloud service providers to get the most from their applications.” Vasishta said that the integration of eASIC’s and Intel’s technology will allow them to cut down on costs and achieve better performance for customers.