SAN FRANCISCO: Intel has rolled out a handful of updates for its enterprise datacentre brand, including word on when the firm would be releasing the next iteration of its Xeon server chips.
Diane Bryant, corporate vice president and general manager of Intel's datacenter and connected systems group, told reporters that the 22nm versions of the Xeon server chips were currently entering their finals testing and sampling phases, and would be on track to enter final production some time next year.
The news comes as Intel continues to push forward with its Many Integrated Cores (MIC) Xeon Phi processor platform. While the high performance MIC chip has not yet made general availability, early versions of the co-processor are being put to use at a planned supercomputing facility at the University of Texas.
When completed, the cluster is expected to be among the 10 most powerful supercomputing systems on the planet.
Bryant also unveiled a series of product releases aimed at both the cloud computing and enterprise datacentre markets. Among the new releases was CloudFinder, a system which helps companies locate cloud providers which meet their security and compliance requirements.
Bryant noted that the tool would prove particularly useful in regions such as Western Europe, where firms can be held liable for keeping their information on physical locations within the country.
"There are many different attributes that a cloud service provider can offer that is going to make it easier for businesses to adopt," Bryant explained.
"This will be a key place to go to reduce the time to public cloud adoption."
The company also announced a looming security milestone in the implementation of the McAfee Deep Defender security platform for Xeon chips.
Bryant said that by getting security protections in at the silicon level, the company will be able to better protect users from attacks such as rootkits which look to operate below the realm of software-based security tools.
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