Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) introduced two innovative processors (Intel Atom x6000E and 11th Generation Core processors) at its Industrial Summit. The chip giant also unveiled software reference designs and edge computing hardware for specific uses.
The new processors like Intel Celeron J and N series, Intel Pentium, Intel Atom x6000E series, and 11th Generation Intel Core processors introduced at Intel’s Industrial Summit provides improved security, Artificial Intelligence, realtime capabilities, and functional safety to edge customers. Around 73% of the businesses worldwide expect to process data at the edge by the year 2023.
Edge Software Hub
Intel aims to offer more compute to the edge applications by introducing these IoT processors. It also introduced an ESH (Edge Software Hub) that comprise reusable container packages, customization tools, and specific reference designs for predictive analytics, industrial, retail, and computer vision.
VP of Intel’s IoT Group, John Healy, said inference and computer vision enables new applications. He further said the growing AI impact on the businesses promotes growth for computer vision and edge computing. The company plans to develop an ecosystem using 5G for industrial IoT.
Qualcomm introduced edge computing processors
Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) introduced hardware reference designs and edge computing processors that support 5G connectivity. However, Intel will play a major role in public network use and private 5G deployments.
Healy further said Intel’s industrial IoT strategy revolves around the development of packages, which can be deployed quickly and customized for use cases. It is a full asset stack comprising applications, acceleration, reference designs, and connectivity. The company already has over 200 partners embracing its processors for edge computing.
Intel designed x6000E series Atom processors for supporting media processing and graphics in a small form factor. It provides 2x performance in I/O compared to previous generations. The new processor also supports three independent displays because of improved gains in video decoding and encoding. The Nanobox SIMATIC IPC227G of Siemens will comprise Atom x6000E processors.
Intel offers robust solutions worth $65 billion for the edge silicon market by the year 2024. The company already enjoys 15,000 customers’ deployments worldwide using its software and hardware portfolio.
Intel collects customer feedback and works with customers closely in developing POC (proof of concept) and optimizing the solutions. Its 11th generation processors use new generation medical imaging devices, banking, retail, hospitality, and network video recorders.