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Intel Launches Biggest Wave of Data Center Products in its History: Page 2 of 2

Aimed squarely at what the company calls a $300 billion market opportunity, the new offerings include a portfolio of 2nd-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, more than 50 workload-optimized chips, and new Optane DC persistent memory technology. By Rich Freeman

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.”

Separately, both Lenovo and Dell EMC introduced a wide range of servers and appliance powered by 2nd-Generation Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane DC persistent memory.

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