Intel’s data center chief, Diane Bryant is looking for a bigger presence in this sector. The data center industry is indeed changing with the presence of cloud computing, Big Data and virtualization. Intel and x86 processors were indeed a major presence and the expansion of all these technologies has allowed new competitors to come in as well. The focus is on energy efficiency more than power. Intel products have been found in plenty of computing environments.
They are also reaching out beyond the domain of servers and getting into data center resources including networking gear and storage. For Intel this is the chance to offer Atom SoCs for microservers and Xeon chips more conventional and large scale data center work.
Intel will need to contend with AMD in the server space and will also be taking on AMD in the GPU accelerators space with its Xeon Phi coprocessors.
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