Intel Launches Xeon D Processor Built for the Network and Edge

March 2, 2022

Newest Intel SoC built from the ground up for the software-defined network and edge.

Ahead of MWC Barcelona 2022, Intel launched new Intel® Xeon® D processors: the D-2700 and the D-1700. They are Intel’s newest system-on-chip (SoC) built for the software-defined network and edge, with integrated AI and crypto acceleration, built-in Ethernet, support for Intel® Time Coordinated Computing (Intel® TCC) and Time Sensitive Networking (TSN), and industrial-class reliability. New Intel Xeon D processors extend compute with acceleration beyond the core data center, generating a better overall experience for key network and edge usages and workloads.

“As the industry enters a world of software-defined everything, Intel is delivering programmable platforms for networking and the edge to enable one of the most significant transformations our industry has ever seen. The new Intel Xeon D processor is built for this. Based on the proven and trusted Intel architecture, this processor is designed for a range of use cases to unleash innovation across the network and edge.” -Dan Rodriguez, Intel corporate vice president, Network & Edge Group, general manager of the Network Platforms Group.

The growing opportunity for network and edge infrastructure will reach $77 billion by 2026¹, and more than 50% of data is expected to be created and processed outside of traditional data centers by 2025². Anticipating these trends, the new Intel Xeon D processor includes specific capabilities to meet the unique workload requirements of the software-defined network and edge.

How New Intel Xeon D Enables Customers: Built to handle the most demanding use cases, such as security appliances, enterprise routers and switches, cloud storage, wireless networks, AI inferencing and edge servers – they deliver breakthrough performance assisted by Intel® Integrated Ethernet, Intel® QuickAssist Technology, Intel® Software Guard Extensions and AI acceleration with Intel® AVX-512.

Rakuten Mobile deployed the world’s first open, fully virtualized cloud native infrastructure in Japan to deliver a reliable, flexible, scalable, secure and resilient mobile network for its partners and end customers.​ It has incorporated the new Intel Xeon D processor for optimal performance while meeting its specifications to design Symware, a compact, lightweight, self-cooling and weatherproof, containerized RAN solution, working in collaboration with Intel and Juniper. The solution is optimal for the densest urban environments in the world, and in this case, Tokyo, demonstrating the power of vRAN, built on Intel technology.  

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