Intel announces new Intel Xeon D-2100 processor
Intel introduced the new Intel Xeon D-2100 processor, a system-on-chip processor architected to address the needs of edge applications and other data center or network applications constrained by space and power. The Intel Xeon D-2100 processor extends the record-breaking performance and innovation of the Intel Xeon Scalable platform from the heart of the data center to the network edge and web tier, where network operators and cloud service providers face the need to continuously grow performance and capacity without increasing power consumption. Intel Xeon D-2100 processors will enable greater performance and hardware-enhanced security to the network edge in support of the growing number of workloads that demand more compute, analytics and data protection closer to endpoint devices. The new processors will also enable CoSPs to deliver higher-capacity workload-optimized networking services with enhanced performance at lower power in virtual customer premise equipment such as VPNs and encryption services. The Intel Xeon D-2100 processors include up to 18 "Skylake-server" generation Intel Xeon processor cores and integrated Intel QuickAssist Technology with up to 100 Gbps of built-in cryptography, decryption and encryption acceleration. In addition to those data protection enhancements, this product will be supported by system software updates to protect customers from the security exploits referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown."