Showing posts with label Xeon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Xeon. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Radisys Announces Next-Generation DCEngine Hardware

Radisys released its next-generation DCEngine hardware, a pre-packaged rack solution based on Open Compute Project (OCP) principles and designed to transition Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to virtualized data centers.

DCEngine, which is based on the OCP-ACCEPTED CG-OpenRack-19 specification, leverages the Intel Xeon Scalable processors. It supports Intel Xeon Scalable Architecture-based compute and storage sleds, with a wide range of processing options that can be installed and tuned up inside existing DCEngine systems in minutes. DCEngine meets CSP requirements for an enhanced, scalable power systems that delivers 25,000W per feed for higher processor density, greater efficiency and lowered expenses as well as DC and AC power entry options suitable for a wide range of environments. It also offers an In-rack Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) option to support simplified infrastructure, easy maintenance and lower overhead. Radisys delivers the final pre-assembled DCEngine rack with no on-site setup.

Radisys said its next-gen DCEngine supports CSPs transition away from proprietary hardware and vendor lock-in to a data center environment built with open source software and hardware components. The enhanced rack design, combined with operations and support modeled after Facebook practices, can bring an annual OpEx saving of nearly 40 percent compared to traditional data center offerings, while reducing deployment time from months to just days.

“Our CSP customers are requiring open telecom solutions to support their data center transformations, easing their pain points around power and costs, while simplifying their operational complexities,” said Bryan Sadowski, vice president, FlowEngine and DCEngine, Radisys. “With the next-generation DCEngine, combined with Radisys’ deep telco expertise and OCP’s operations/support model, service providers not only get innovation and service agility, but also gain significant TCO savings.”

http://www.radisys.com

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Intel Positions New Xeon E7 v2 Processors for Big Data and IoT

Intel introduced its new Xeon processor E7 v2 family featuring triple the memory capacity and double the compute performance of the previous generation processor family, allowing much faster and thorough data analysis.

The Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family is built for up to 32-socket servers, with configurations supporting up to 15 processing cores and up to 1.5 terabytes (TB) of memory per socket.

To reduce data bottlenecks, the Intel Xeon Processor E7 v2 family features Intel Integrated I/O, Intel Data Direct I/O and support for PCIe 3.0, achieving up to four times the I/O bandwidth over the previous generation and providing extra capacity for storage and networking connections.

Intel said Big Data analysis and Internet-of-Everything require vastly increased in-memory processing, which places and analyzes an entire data set – such as an organization's entire customer database – in the system memory rather than on traditional disk drives.

For example, eBay, handles massive data sets of more than 50 petabytes (PB) for more than 100 million users. Based on initial testing of the new Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 and SAP's HANA in-memory analytics software, eBay has seen greater performance and understanding of larger data sets that will help drive additional revenue opportunities for its customers.

"Organizations that leverage data to accelerate business insights will have a tremendous edge in this economy," said Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group. "The advanced performance, memory capacity and reliability of the Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family enable IT organizations to deliver real-time analysis of large data sets to spot and capitalize on trends, create new services and deliver business efficiency."

http://www.intel.com

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Intel's Highland Forest Revs Up Performance for SDN & NFV

Intel unveiled its third generation “Highland Forest” communications platform aimed at data center, cloud and telco networks.  The new solution combines Intel's latest Xeon E5 processors and a new “Coleto Creek” chipset to perform a variety of traffic workloads, including application, control plane, packet and some signal processing workloads.  The target is to power the next generation of open, standards-based, compute systems for software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

In a webcast , Rose Schooler, GM and VP of Intel's Data Center Group, valued the overall opportunity at $16 billion, noting that Intel currently holds under 5% market share of this data networking market but has been making steady progress since introducing its first generation "Crystal Forest" communications platform in early 2012.  The new Highland Forest solution promises a 2X-6X performance gain over Crystal Forest, thanks to the continuous progress of Moore's Law and the implementation of several acceleration
techniques.

Some performance highlight of Highland Forest include:

  • Up to 255 million packets/sec with Intel Data Plane Development Kit
  • Up to 140 Gbps Deep Packet Inspections with Hyperscan
  • Up to 100 Gbps IPsec
  • Up to 200 Gbps SSL.

Innovations in the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v2 chips include up to 20-cores and faster memories, built-in security features and improved virtualization.  These are implemented in 22nm.  The Coleto Creek chipset brings accelerators for RSA decryption, IPsec and SSL crypto, Kasumi/Snow3G wireless crypto, 24 Gbps compression and additional virtual function capabilities.  Coleto Creek is implemented in 32nm.  The Highland Forest solution will be implemented in telco-grade blades and servers from the likes of Dell, Emerson, Advantech and Radisys. Intel will offer QuickAssist Server Accelerator Cards, as will Silicom.

The Deep Packet Inspection with Hyperscan runs purely in software (no hardware accelerators) using a unique pattern matching technology developed by Australian-based Sensory Networks.  Intel acquired Sensory Networks in September.

Some notes from the presentation:

  • There are four network functions that have already been virtualized on the Intel architecture:  VMs used to deliver gateway, firewall, VPN and load balancer capabilities.
  • The key components in Intel's networking strategy include the Xeon CPUs, the Coleto Creek chipset accelerators, its NIC silicon, its Ethernet switching silicon, a data plane development kit, and Open Networking Software.  For its own testing, Intel uses software from its Windriver division.  It also supports software from 6wind and tieto.
  • While Highland Forest targets the high-end processing workloads, Intel said it is equally committed to low and mid-range packet processing.  At the low-end are dual-core Atom 2000 series processors with extremely low energy usage and capable of handling 30 million packets/sec.
  • NSN is using the Intel Architecture for its Liquid Core virtualization.
  • SK Telecom has verified the feasibility of telco cloud technology.
  • Intel currently has over 15 SDN/NFV qualification trials underway with carriers in all major regions.  Schooler emphasized that Intel has no intention to sell directly to service providers and is fully committed to launching an Intel Network Builders Ecosystem of industry players supporting the Intel Architecture.

http://www.networkbuilders.intel.com


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