Intel, the largest computer processors maker, announced a new range of the server chips aimed at maintaining its dominance on one of the most profitable segments of the semiconductor industry.
The company is introducing a total of 90 different versions of the Xeon processor aiming to expand the type of work its most lucrative model will handle. At the top end, the Xeon Platinum 9200 will be having 56 processing cores. Intel will host an event in San Francisco on Tuesday to display the new technology.
The largest US chipmaker is trying to assure customers particularly the big spenders like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft that its products will continue to deliver the performance gains and are better suited to their evolving needs.
Intel has been the leading manufacturer of computer processors for some years. Right now the company is struggling to get new ideas. New designs are essential for the company and Intel is striving to improve their manufacturing unit after leading the industry for decades. Its rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has new chips that are beginning to grab the market sales. The extensive data center owners are right now experimenting with designing their chips.
The new Xeon processors will have built-in elements which will help with artificial intelligence work- according to Intel. They will also have links to the new type of memory Intel has invented called Optane. This storage technology is designed to improve the flow of information for the processors to work on. This is a crucial element to speeding up the performance of computer- Intel added.
If Intel can sell the server chips for new computing tasks such as networking may support the growth of the company. Navin Shenoy, the head of Intel’s server chip division has stated that the company has only scratched the surface of new markets.