This system-on-chip is designed to bring the performance of powerful Xeon chip to “edge computing” applications. Edge computing is a relatively newer concept; it allows the data processing to be done right on the device. This becomes important in applications where latency due to data upload to the cloud is unacceptable.
In general, the application of edge computing could be seen in industrial IoT field, self-driving cars, and other fast communication networks. With Xeon D-2100 chip, the silicon giant plans to stay ahead in this race.
It’s specific hardware capabilities are:
- Up to 18 cores, 36 threads
- Up to 512 GB DD4-2666 ECC
- Up to 3.0 GHz with single-core Intel Turbo Boost 2.0
- Up to four 10 GbE adapters
- Up to 32 PCI Express 3.0 lanes
In an official blog post, Intel tells that the company aims to help advance the capabilities of data centers by bringing data processing closer to end devices. The chip also tries to balance energy requirement, intelligence, and power. With an optimized form factor, it can be used in applications like:
- Communication service providers can use it for delivering 5G experiences
- Delivering customized enterprise networking services like VPNs and firewall
- Cloud and enterprise providers can use it for dense workloads
You can know more about Intel Xeon D chips here.