Intel the largest maker of computer processors, announced a new range of server chips aimed at maintaining its dominance over among Its most profitable segments of the semiconductor industry.
The business is introducing 90 different variations of the Xeon processor aiming to expand the kind of work its most lucrative model can handle. In the top end, the Xeon Platinum Card 9200 will possess 56 processing cores.
The biggest U.S. chipmaker is trying to guarantee customers – especially large spenders such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft – that its products may continue to provide performance gains and are far better suited to their growing needs.
New designs are important at a time when Intel is struggling to improve manufacturing, following decades of business leadership. Rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has new chips which are starting to grab sales, and massive data center owners are experimenting with designing their own chips.
The new Xeon processors have built-in components that assist with artificial intelligence work, Intel said. They’ll also have links to a new type of memory Intel devised, called Optane. That storage technology is intended to improve the flow of information for processors to work on, a vital element to speeding up computer performance, Intel has said.
If Intel can sell server chips for new computing tasks, such as networking, that may support expansion. The company has only scratched the face of these new markets, Navin Shenoy, head of Intel’s server processor division, has stated. Revenue from this business jumped over 20% to $23 billion final year.