Intel at Computex 2016

Intel at Computex 2016

Intel has shared its highlights at Computex Taipei.

The Santa Clara-based company introduced the Xeon processor E3-1500 v5 product family to deliver visual content quickly and efficiently via the cloud.

By combining the performance of Xeon processors with the graphics power of  Iris Pro graphics P580, the product family enables service providers to pack more video streams into a single server or appliance for a minimized data center footprint and reduced power consumption.

As an example, at Computex, Intel showed a 360-degree live-streamed virtual reality jazz concert using hardware-assisted 4K video delivery on  Xeon E3v5 servers.

Further, the company announced the Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition, which it calls its most powerful desktop processor ever.

The processor-maker said the Extreme Edition family is designed for the needs of today’s “mega-tasking” gamers and content creators.

It features Intel’s first 10 core desktop processor with up to 20 threads for handling many compute-intensive workloads simultaneously, platform scalability with 40 PCIe lanes for system expansion with graphics cards and SSDs, and Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0.

The company also talked about the innovation that is coming later this year to PCs, demonstrating 7th Gen Intel Core processors (code named Kaby Lake) for the first time.

It also said it is extending Intel Core to the IoT space for solutions in retail, signage, industrial IoT and medical.

The company further announced its connectivity products to support the increasing number of “connected” things and Internet-based cloud services.

These include  AnyWAN GRX 750 system-on-a-chip (SoC) family and the  XWAY WAV500 Wi-Fi chipset – its’s new 5th Generation 11ac MU-MIMO Wi-Fi family of products for home gateways.

For the transportation segment, Intel announced a collaboration with Taiwan-based Chunghwa Telecom and SanJet Technology to create a connected telematics service using a low-cost Intel Atom x3 processor for IoT (formerly known as SoFIA).

The device will provide drivers with a customized insurance policy based on driving behavior and car usage.

The company believes 5G will bring more powerful wireless networks. To transform networks to meet 5G requirements,  it announced an agreement with Foxconn to collaborate on the development of network infrastructure technologies to accelerate this transition.

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