Intel has revealed additional details for its second generation of Atom C2000 systems on chip (SoCs). Previously known as Avoton and Rangeley, these 22nm SoCs are part of Intel's broader strategy to build data centers. In turn, these centers will form cloud computing infrastructures of the future.
In its announcement, the company shared the comparative performance gains of the upcoming Atom C2000 product series of SoCs. The Avoton system on chip is targeted at powering micro servers that can be scaled according to the varied compute requirements of cloud computing services. Its other counterpart, the Rangeley chip is to be featured in networking and communication equipment to connect, as well as protect, the micro servers to their shared backend resources like databases and network storage devices .
Intel also shared the roadmap for its future Broadwell Xeon chips, and at the same time, unveiled the 14nm Atom "Denverton" successor to the Atom C2000 product series SoCs. The new Xeon chips are targeted at customers who need more processing power like online gaming and media transcoding services. Intel has also highlighted the Intel Rack Scale Architecture (RSA) that aims to make data centers more scalable in order to cater to the varied requirements of cloud computing services.
Intel has partnered with Rackspace, a hosting company based in the United States, to implement server racks built in accordance to its RSA. Together, they aim to build data centers that are scalable to the needs of their customers. From the servers that provide the compute services to the interconnect equipment that binds the servers together, Intel appears to be poised to address the needs of the growing cloud computing services industry.