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Robots to get more processing muscle with Intel's Xeon D chips

Agam Shah | March 10, 2015
Intel's Xeon server chips dominate hardware in data centers, and now they could also end up powering robots on factory floors.

Per watt of power, users will get 70 percent more performance with Xeon D compared to Avoton, Intel claims.

There may be some overlap between Atom workloads and Xeon D workloads, but Intel wants to provide a wider range of options for performance, density and cost, said Lisa Spelman, director of datacenter product marketing at Intel's Data Center Group.

The Xeon D improvements will support 128GB of DDR3 and DDR4 memory, 10GB Ethernet and PCI-Express 3.0.

Intel has also said it offers reprogrammable FPGA circuits with Xeon D chips, but the company will share more details about those options in the second half of the year.

 

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