Intel today announced the Intel Xeon processor D product family, the company’s first Intel Xeon processor-based chip.
The price of Intel Xeon Processor D-1520 (4-core) is $199, while Intel Xeon Processor D-1540 (8-core) will be priced at $581.
The Intel Xeon processor D product family offers new options for addressing the need for low-power, high density infrastructure solutions, extending Intel technology from the edge of data centers to the network.
The Intel Xeon processor D product family is the first Intel Xeon SoC, and Intel’s third generation of 64-bit SoC for microserver, storage, network and the Internet of Things (IoT).
There are more than 50 systems currently in design. Approximately 75 percent are network, storage and IoT designs. System providers currently designing microservers based on the Intel Xeon processor D family include Cisco, HP, NEC, Quanta Cloud Technology, Sugon and Supermicro.
Products deliver up to 3.4x faster performance per node and up to 1.7x better performance per watt when compared to the Intel Atom processor C2750, part of Intel’s second-generation 64-bit SoC product family.
Launching 4- and 8-core microserver optimized SoCs today, with a more comprehensive portfolio of network, storage and IoT SoCs targeted for availability in the second half of this year.
Initial products are optimized for hosters and cloud service providers for a variety of workloads such as dedicated web hosting, memory caching, dynamic web serving and warm storage. Future storage and network optimized products will target usages such as entry SAN and NAS appliances, edge routers and wireless base stations, as well as industrial IoT devices.
It operates at a thermal design point near 20 watts and supports up to 128GB of addressable memory.
Robert Hoffmann, CEO 1&1 Internet AG, said: “As part of our broad technology collaboration with Intel, we are evaluating the new Intel Xeon processor D-based server platforms to help deliver a unique combination of performance and efficiency obtained from this first Intel Xeon SoC solution.”