Most of the products showcased today are available immediately. Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 processors will ship in the first half of the year, while Intel Agilex FPGAs will start sampling in the second half. Intel Ethernet 800 Series adapters are sampling today, with production scheduled for the third quarter of the year. Intel will disclose when the Intel Optane DC SSD D4800X ships at a later date.
Today’s launch wave is a milestone in Intel’s ongoing evolution from its roots as a “PC-centric” hardware maker to its new identity as a “data-centric” company. Sales of data-centric products accounted for close to half of Intel’s revenue last year and are growing at a more than 15 percent CAGR, versus zero percent for PC-related products.
“This is historic for Intel,” said recently appointed CEO Robert Swan at this morning’s launch event. “Today’s announcements reflect the transformation we’ve embarked on to deliver the innovation and the technology that will unleash the power of data.”