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Intel Reveals Xeon D-2100 Processor

Intel is one of the leaders in computer technology worldwide, and it appears as if the new Xeon D-2100 processor will continue their legacy as a trailblazer in the hardware sector.

Intel Xeon D-2100 Processor

Earlier today, Intel revealed the Xeon D-2100 processor which “extends the record-breaking performance and innovation of the Xeon Scalable platform from the heart of the data center to the network edge and web tier, where network operators and cloud service providers face the need to continuously grow performance capacity without increasing power consumption.”

The new Xeon D-2100 processor seeks to give service providers the tools they need to optimize their data center to “meet the needs of bandwidth-hungry end users and their smart and connected devices,” according to Sandra Rivera, the senior vice president and general manager of the Network Platforms Group at Intel. “The Intel Xeon D-2100 processor allows service providers and enterprises to deliver the maximum amount of compute [sic] intelligence at the edge or web tier while expending the least power.”

Essentially, the Xeon D-2100 provides expanded power for service providers in order to support the expanding needs of a user base with more and more connected devices. As an example of one industry that will be assisted by the new processor, Communications Service Providers should now be able to better offer multi-access edge computing, allowing software applications to take advantage of both local content and real-time information in order to reduce network congestions. The applications of the Xeon D-2100 are varied, offering better power and performance to “5G-connected cars, smart stadiums, and retail and medical solutions.”

Intel also gave some detailed specifications about what we can expect from the Xeon D-2100, which make it seem like the new processor is shaping up to be a formidable presence in the computer hardware arena.

The new processor will feature

  • 14nm process technology
  • Up to 18 cores, 36 threads
  • Up to 512 GB DD4-2666 ECC, up to four channels memory support
  • Up to 3.0 GHz with single-core Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Up to 32 PCI Express 3.0 lanes
  • Up to 20 lanes of configurable Flexible High Speed I/O
  • Intel Mesh Architecture
  • Rebalanced Intel smart cache hierarchy
  • Intel AVX-512 acceleration with up to 1 FMA
  • Intel QuickAssist Technology with up to 100 Gbps of crypto, decrypt and encrypt accelerated processing offload
  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology)
  • Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT Technology)
  • Intel Ethernet, up to four 10 GbE adapters

“Users of the new Intel Xeon D-2100 processor benefit from Intel’s unique breadth of workload-optimized product offerings in hardware and software – and an unmatched global ecosystem.”

The Xeon D-2100 should offer the bump in power that enterprises need in order to meet the increasing demands of a rapidly expanding market.