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Chip Shot: Intel Accelerates Industry’s Transition to Cloud-Ready Communications Networks

Today, Intel announced new products and collaborations to help the industry modernize today’s communications networks and build the foundation for 5G.


Chip Shot: Intel® Xeon® Processors to Power DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s New CTS-1 Supercomputing Clusters

Penguin Computing today announced with Intel that the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) will install Penguin Computing’s Tundra™ Extreme Scale (ES) series, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, to bolster computing for the NNSA’s mission of ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear stockpile. The systems are being procured under NNSA’s tri-laboratory Commodity Technology Systems program, or CTS-1, as part of the NNSA’s Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) program and will serve Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories.


Chip Shot: New Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v5 Family Boosts Compute and Graphics Performance for Entry-level Workstations

Intel today introduced the Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v5 product family for entry-level workstations – a powerful processing and graphics platform for designers, engineers, scientists and animators to develop more quickly their complex product designs and research. Based on Intel’s 14nm Skylake architecture, the product family delivers up to 27 percent higher compute and graphics performance compared to the previous generation Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v3 product family. The processors feature 4 cores, ranging in frequency from 2.0 GHz to 3.7 GHz, and have an integrated Intel® HD Graphics P530 graphics solution with certification from the leading workstation software vendors.


Chip Shot: New Amazon EC2 X1 Instance Type Powered by Highest Performing Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v3

Today at re:Invent , Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced new Amazon EC2 X1 instances , which will feature up to 2 TB of memory, a full order of magnitude larger than the current generation of AWS high-memory instances. Demonstrating the importance of obtaining the highest performance available, AWS selected the 4 socket Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8880 v3 (Haswell) to power the new instances.


Chip Shot: Custom Intel® Xeon® Server CPUs Power New Microsoft* Azure DV2-series Virtual Machines

Today at AzureCon , Microsoft* announced availability of DV2, the next-generation of D-series virtual machines sizes. DV2 instances are powered by customized 2.4 GHz Intel® Xeon® E5 v3 processors , and with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 they can go to 3.2 GHz, making DV2 up to 35 percent faster than the current D-series instances. DV2 and D-series instances are ideal for enterprise-grade applications that demand faster CPUs, better local disk performance or higher memories.


Introducing 6th Generation Intel® Core™, Intel’s Best Processor Ever

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors set a new standard with new, sleek designs that are thinner than ever, are capable of starting in about half a second 1 , and offer up to two and a half times the performance and triple the battery life 2 when compared to the computers many people currently own. 6th Gen Intel Core processors have been optimized to best run Windows* 10, enabling new experiences, removing computing pain points and providing more secure computing. 6th Gen Intel Core processor family is the most scalable ever for consumers and businesses, enabling the broadest range of designs from the smallest Intel® Compute Stick and All-in-One desktops, to 2 in 1s, notebooks and the first-ever Intel® Xeon® processor for mobile workstations


Chip Shot: The First Intel® Xeon® Processors Coming to Notebook PCs This Fall

Content editors, designers and engineers take note – Intel is bringing the power of Intel® Xeon® processors   to notebook PCs in a perfect balance between power and mobility. Designed from the ground up for mobile workstations, the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1500M v5 product family , based on architecture code-named Skylake, brings high precision computing horsepower to a notebook and supports key features like error-correcting code memory for enhanced reliability while running critical workstation applications.


Chip Shot: Intel Advances Custom Cloud Efforts with New Collaboration

Intel announced today plans to develop integrated products with eASIC Corporation that combine processing performance and customizable hardware to meet the increasing demand for custom compute solutions for data centers and the “cloud.” This collaboration is part of Intel’s strategy to integrate re programmable technology with Intel® Xeon® processors to provide cloud customers with custom solutions that greatly improve performance, power and cost.


Intel, eASIC Collaborate on Customized Intel-Based Solutions for the Cloud

Companies Plan to Deliver Custom Intel® Xeon® Processors with eASIC Platforms to Speed Workloads like Security, Big Data, and Other Applications SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 12, 2015 – Intel Corporation today announced plans to develop integrated products with eASIC Corporation that combine processing performance and customizable hardware to meet the increasing demand for custom compute solutions for data centers and the “cloud.” The new parts will enable acceleration of up to two times that of a field programmable gate array (FPGA) for workloads like security and big data analytics while also speeding the time to market for custom application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) development by as much as 50 percent 1 . The tremendous growth of cloud computing has spurred greater demand for customized chips that make a particular application or workload run faster.


Chip Shot: Turning 50 This Month, Moore’s Law Spurs Economic Growth in the Trillions

Turning 50 this month , Moore’s Law is the cornerstone on which today’s innovation is built. IHS said today that Moore’s Law has generated a minimum of $3 trillion in incremental GDP and up to $11 trillion when including the indirect impact. At an event tonight , Gordon Moore is expected to highlight that without increasing funding for basic research and focus on STEM education advancements such as Moore’s Law may not happen in the future, potentially hobbling economic growth and increases in living standards.


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