Through financial channels, Intel this week announced that it would hold a datacenter-related event for financial analysts, technology, analysts and the tech press next week in Santa Clara. There is potential for the company may make several important announcements regarding its datacenter products at the conference.

Intel’s Data-Centric Innovation Summit will be held on August 8 at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara. Key presentations from the event will be webcast, so people around the world will be able to see all the announcements and understand Intel’s vision concerning next-generation datacenters.

What to expect from Intel’s Data-Centric Innovation Summit is an interesting question. Since datacenters today solve different problems, from streaming movies over the Internet to processing financial transactions to solving complex mathematical tasks, we expect Intel to talk about its different technologies that enable datacenters for various purposes and success stories. However the meaty bit should be if anything is announced, or roadmaps are confirmed.

In particular, it is possible that Intel will talk about its forthcoming CPUs and FPGAs for mainstream as well as HPC servers. The chipmaker will also likely talk about its Optane products featuring 3D XPoint memory, though it is unclear whether it is going to touch upon next-generation 3D XPoint which was recently revealed in a roadmap. In fact, storage in general is gaining importance in the datacenter, so it will probably be a part of the conversation, given that the Flash Memory Summit conference is also happening at the same time.

From last week’s leak about Intel’s Cooper Lake-SP and Ice Lake-SP processors we also know that Intel considers various AI/DL/ML solutions as integral parts of its datacenter strategy, so it is highly likely that we are going to hear something about these products too. Besides, Intel could talk about its upcoming quantum computing efforts (e.g., Tangle Lake test chip) as the era of quantum computing is coming closer (not that it is ready for prime time though).

Intel’s Data-Centric Innovation Summit to a degree will be a substitute for the server-related sessions we used to have at the Intel Developer Forum tradeshow, which was usually held around this time of the year but  discontinued back in 2017. Keep in mind that in addition to this event there will be two important conferences this month: Flash Memory Summit on August 7 – 8 as well as Hot Chips on August 19 – 21. Being a big company, Intel will be at both events, but at present we cannot tell you what exactly to expect from the company and whether anything exclusive will be revealed at HC and FMS. At Hot Chips, Intel has a talk titled 'Intel’s High Performance Graphics solutions in thin and light mobile form factors', and you can follow our live blog on AnandTech as it happens.

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  • The Hardcard - Friday, August 3, 2018 - link

    The 2018 Intel “Baby, Please Don’t Leave Me!” Datacenter Conference Reply
  • IntenvidiAMD - Friday, August 3, 2018 - link

    With special keynote: Why AMD's 3GHz 32Core for $2000 is worse than our 2.5GHz 28Core for $10000 Reply
  • diehardmacfan - Friday, August 3, 2018 - link

    come on man at least get the frequencies right Reply
  • IntenvidiAMD - Saturday, August 4, 2018 - link

    When you claim someone is wrong as least do the bare minimum of Googling the damn question!

    AMD ThreadRipper 2990WX 32Core @3GHz Base Clock, $1799

    Intel Xeon 8180 28Core @2.5GHz Base Clock, $9999

    https://videocardz.com/77031/amd-ryzen-threadrippe...
    Reply
  • tamalero - Saturday, August 4, 2018 - link

    Intel : "glue bad.. high prices good, because we say so" Reply
  • HStewart - Friday, August 3, 2018 - link

    "With special keynote: Why AMD's 3GHz 32Core for $2000 is worse than our 2.5GHz 28Core for $10000"

    AMD is a single socket cpu with 2Ghz 3GHz turbo while Intel is dual socketed 2.5Ghz 3.8Ghz
    Intel also has fast single core speed over AMD

    Intel $9999
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N...

    AMD single socketed $2313
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N...

    AMD Dual Socketed $3757
    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N...
    Reply
  • IntenvidiAMD - Saturday, August 4, 2018 - link

    Wrong:

    When you claim someone is wrong as least do the bare minimum of Googling the damn question!

    AMD ThreadRipper 2990WX 32Core @3GHz Base Clock, $1799

    Intel Xeon 8180 28Core @2.5GHz Base Clock, $9999

    https://videocardz.com/77031/amd-ryzen-threadrippe...
    Reply
  • jospoortvliet - Saturday, August 4, 2018 - link

    You compare a server chip with a consumer chip... hsteward compares epic with Xeon which is the fair comparison. Still a win for amd on in some ways but not on single core as the intel doesnt always run at base... The story will become more interesting when epic 2 is out, provided it fulfils the promises made around performance. Reply
  • FreckledTrout - Saturday, August 4, 2018 - link

    @IntenvidiAMD, there is no reason to be so confrontational, this isn't wccftech, we are all adults here. Many of us actually work for companies in these articles or in data centers, which obviously you don't.

    No data center is going to run on ThreadRipper's, ever. You cannot compare server CPU's to non server CPU's as they simply do not go head to head in the market. If you want to compare AMD's EPYC 7601 to the Intel Xeon 8180 that would be a valid point.
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  • HStewart - Saturday, August 4, 2018 - link

    Yes I was comparing server cpu's and I believe the AMD ThreadRipper 2990WX is not officially out - so any rumors about it are not proven. Reply

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