As the only company offering 3-D Tri-gate transistors and the only semiconductor manufacturer in production at 22nm, Intel leads the industry in transistor technology by about three years. With its coming 14nm process, Intel’s second process generation with 3-D Tri-gate transistors, the company will further extend this lead. Advanced 3-D Tri-gate transistors enable the improved performance and energy efficiency demanded by today’s spectrum of computing that ranges from ultra-mobiles to servers.
Re-Architecting the Datacenter
Intel’s datacenter business, which generates more than $10 billion in revenues annually, develops solutions that help businesses keep pace with the increasing demands for cloud services and for managing data generated from billions of users and connected devices worldwide. Intel’s goal is to re-architect the datacenter to enable a common, software-defined foundation for both datacenters and cloud service providers that spans servers, networking, storage and security.
Intel’s newest Intel® Xeon® processor family for datacenters will launch later today; last week Intel introduced a portfolio of datacenter products and technologies, including the second generation 64-bit Intel® Atom™ C2000 product family of SoC designs for microservers and cold storage platforms (codenamed “Avoton”) as well as for entry networking platforms (codenamed “Rangeley”).
Computing to Solve the World’s Problems
In her comments, James highlighted smart cities and customized healthcare as examples of potential applications for technology that can turn computing theories into life-changing realities.
By 2050, 70 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in megacities, according to James. Developments in semiconductor technology will further advance machine-to-machine data management in smart cities. Intel is partnering with the cities of Dublin and London to build a reference solution that could revolutionize urban management, providing citizens with better cities and improved municipal services with lower costs.
“It’s one thing to install computing power in billions of smart objects,” said James. “What we’re doing is harder -- making powerful computing solutions that turn data to wisdom and search for answers to the world’s most complex problems like cancer care. What we’ve seen so far is just a glimpse of how Intel technology could be used to help heal, educate, empower and sustain the planet.”
James also highlighted Intel’s supercomputing work as one of many examples where computational ability can transform healthcare, the largest sector of the global economy. Intel is working with the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health and Science University on a project aimed at shrinking the cost and time to analyze human genetic profiles and create searchable maps of DNA in multiple dimensions.
“For the first time in modern medicine, the computing and technology side of health care is as important as the biological side,” James said. “The more computing power we can deliver at a feasible price point, the more lives are saved.”
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