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Intel announces second generation Xeon and a product portfolio for 5G networks

Several Intel innovations have been announced for 5G network infrastructures, a series of products that should have been introduced at the Mobile World Congress MWC 2020 canceled in recent days for fears about the Coronavirus epidemic.

Among the novelties stand out the new second generation Intel Xeon scalable processors widely used in servers, including those of mobile operators for current networks and the latest generation 5G networks. The manufacturer claims that the new CPUs offer an average of 36% more performance and also an average of 42% performance per dollar more than the previous Itenl Xeon Gold generation.

THE new second generation Intel Xeon they are suitable for any type of application, for cloud, Edge and network. They are designed to protect data and platform integrations with enhanced security through integrated hardware and encryption accelerators. Intel has also introduced 18 updated Select Solutions that support these new processors to manage customer priority workloads.

Intel announces second generation Xeon and a product portfolio for 5G networks2nd-Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor (Credit: Intel Corporation)

Intel Atom P5900, Intel's first 10nm SoC for wireless base stations

With the launch of the Intel Atom P5900, Intel is extending the Intel architecture from the core alledge to the access points to the periphery of the network. Intel plans to be the leading silicon supplier for base stations by 2021, a year earlier than expected. Being a highly integrated 10nm SoC, the Intel Atom P5900 was designed to meet the critical needs of 5G networks, including the high bandwidth and low latency required to meet the requirements of 5G base stations.

This product extends the portfolio of Intel silicon solutions for network environments and introduces Intel silicon as the centerpiece of the 5G wireless base station market, valued at $ 6 million by 2024. Intel is partnering with leading suppliers to offer this product on the market as part of their future differentiated solutions.

Intel announces second generation Xeon and a product portfolio for 5G networksntel Atom P5900 Processor, Intels first 10nm datacenter processor (Credit: Walden Kirsch / Intel Corporation)

Diamond Mesa, Intel's first structured ASIC to accelerate the 5G network

Diamond Mesa (codenamed) was designed to integrate the Intel processor and FPGA portfolio, which offer the high performance and low latency required for 5G networks. Structured ASICs such as Diamond Mesa provide an optimization path with minimal risk for workloads that do not require full FPGA programmability, aiming to double the performance efficiency compared to the previous generation and positioning Intel as the only supplier able to offer a complete silicon platform for network infrastructure. Diamond Mesa intended for early access customers.

Intel announces second generation Xeon and a product portfolio for 5G networksIntel Ethernet 700 Series XXV710-DA2T network adapter with HW-Enhanced PTP (Credit: Intel Corporation)

Intel 700 Series Ethernet Network Card The Ethernet network card optimized for 5G networks

The Ethernet 700 series (codenamed Edgewater Channel) is Intel's first 5G optimized network card, offering GPS-based cross-network service synchronization with Hardware-Enhanced Precision Time Protocol (PTP). Latency requirements in 5G network implementations have challenged existing Ethernet technology, especially in edge servers. Maintaining accurate time synchronization on the network at an affordable price is a way to help manage application latency. The 700 Series Ethernet Network Card increases the time accuracy required for 5G networks through a combination of hardware and software improvements. Edgewater Channel is already available for sampling and will go into production in the second quarter of 2020.

Intel expands its software tools for ledge computing to accelerate the time from the ideation to the commercialization of the innovation of its customers and partners, thanks to new features integrated in the Open Network Edge Services Software (OpenNESS) toolkit. OpenNESS now supports standalone 5GNR and Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) implementations, which offer customers the flexibility to easily deploy cloud-native edge microservices of their choice. Intel offers customized OpenNESS kits to accelerate tailored 5G implementations. OpenNESS integrates the development needs of Intel OpenVINO and Open Visual Cloud edge computing solutions.

Intel has announced strategic partnerships with Altiostar, Cisco, Dell, Deutsche Telecom, HPE, Lenovo, QCT, Rakuten, VMware and ZTE to improve the capacity of the network infrastructure and accelerate the marketing of edge solutions.

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