Intel “server day” event in Dubai
Intel has recently held the latest installment of its quarterly “server day” event in Dubai, where it updated fellow travelers in the IT industry, as well as UAE end users about its latest line up of server platforms in the Middle East, designed to support the region’s enterprises in their move towards the digital environment. Presentations by Intel spokespeople also focused on multi-core innovation and Intel’s “T’s”, a premier collection of technologies embedded into microprocessor and platform silicon, representing an evolution in the way computer platforms are designed and used.
“Intel’s solid platform line up provides our enterprise users with extensive choice in end-to-end solutions, from mail servers to databases to supercomputers. For over a decade, Intel has provided small and large businesses in the Middle East with high-performance, reliable server technology. Today’s event allowed us to show our continuous commitment to technology innovations and to inform our customers about the latest platforms that bring them the power and capability to help us meet their evolving computing needs” said Ferhad Patel, Intel’s Marketing Development Manager in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
With regional companies considering migration to 64-bit computing to both deploy 64-bit applications and improve the performance of their 32-bit applications, Intel’s portfolio of products provides two powerful server platforms to ease the transition and meet the requirements of SMBs and enterprises. The Intel® Xeon™ processor family is ideal for front-end applications, Web servers and mid-tier medium-sized databases, while the Intel® Itanium® 2 processor is designed for the most data-intensive workloads. Both are 64-bit-ready today, giving users the freedom to migrate when they are ready to grow.
Intel’s server day was also aimed at updating guests about the company’s roadmap and innovations as it continues to deliver total platform value. Presentations included information about Intel’s plans for multi-core processors; the company currently has over 15 multi-core processor designs underway across all platform categories, and plans to rapidly increase the number of cores in future processor architectures. This can be expected to drive performance and price/performance gains over the next few years.
”Intel is focused on delivering extensive platform innovations in our upcoming dual-core processor-based systems. Technologies such as Intel® Virtualization Technology, Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology (Intel® I/OAT), Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT), and Intel Power Tools will not only enhance the benefits of dual-core processors, but deliver a wide range of additional benefits. In conjunction with 64-bit Intel Xeon™ processors and Intel Hyper-Threading Technology2, these technologies will be instrumental in optimizing value, reducing costs and mitigating risk in real-world business and IT environments”, added Patel.
Speakers discussed Intel’s plans to continue to drive a new definition of performance—a definition that goes beyond speed alone to encompass new features delivering safer computing anytime, anywhere. One group of technologies designed to deliver more performance by expanding user-centric capabilities on the platform are referred to as the “T’s”, a group of technologies embedded into microprocessor and platform silicon, and representing an evolution in the way computer platforms are designed and used. Intel’s combination of user-focused research and development (R&D), ability to drive Moore’s Law, manufacturing strength and ecosystem-enabling efforts allow it to design and introduce these new capabilities to users worldwide.
“With the T’s, Intel is able to deliver end-user benefits to platforms in all segments, providing features that enhance security, multitasking, mobility, manageability, reliability, flexibility, performance, and more. To put more resources in these directions, Intel has realigned its strategy and moved resources away from pure GHz-oriented projects. As a result, today the company is embracing two priorities: multicore architecture and key platform silicon technologies like the T’s” continued Patel.
The current technologies that comprise the T’s are: Hyper-Threading Technology2,, Vanderpool (Intel codename) Technologies, Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology1, Intel® Active Management Technology and LaGrande (Intel codename) Technology. The T’s that are shipping in volume Intel® platforms today include Hyper-Threading Technology2, in numerous platforms, and Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology1 in client as well as enterprise/server platforms. Other T’s will deploy on various platforms over the next two to three years.