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In the face of the COVID-19 – it’s now more important than ever for the Partner community to come together to help solve the world’s greatest challenges. Intel is committed to best assisting our Partners with the technology needed to combat the outbreak and enable new technologies and scientific discovery that better prepare society for future crises. Together, we will harness our expertise, resources, technology, and talents to serve businesses through this pandemic and beyond. We are here for you.
Intel Pandemic Response
Pandemic Response Technology Initiative
Intel has pledged an additional $50 million in a pandemic response technology initiative to combat the COVID-19 through accelerating access to technology at the point of patient care, speeding scientific research, and ensuring access to online learning for students and teachers. Included in Intel’s effort is an innovation fund for requests where access to Intel expertise and resources can have immediate impact. This is in addition to prior announcements of $10 million in donations that are supporting local communities during this critical time.
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Intel® Cloud Insider Program – Points
- Due to the onset of COVID-19 and the disruption it is still causing our partners around the world, we are extending any points that will expire at the end of June—for a full 90 days—to allow partners to use them for rewards and Distributor Vouchers that will help their business.
- During this process, points that will expire at the end of June will be reinstated during the first week of July and will permanently expire at the end of September if they remain unused. We recommend partners use their points on Distributor Vouchers to help delay their costs in the short term. Visit the Points site to check your balance and redeem.
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AI, Analytics, and Database
This guide explains how to benchmark your Ceph cluster. It provides information about the Ceph Benchmarking Tool (CBT), describes how to monitor cluster performance and makes suggestions about how to tune BIOS, OS and Ceph settings to obtain better performance (Business brief).
Businesses are under tremendous pressure to take advantage of powerful technologies like artificial intelligence to obtain deeper insights. AI techniques like machine-learning and deep learning can help turn information into insights that inform, automate and enhance business decisions, and ultimately drive business value (Guide).
In this research report written by International Planning and Research Corp, discover opportunities that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is creating for Cloud Service Providers, and the broader ecosystem of cloud vendors, developers, and solution providers (White paper).
Run traditional enterprise workloads plus newer demanding AI workloads both on-premises and in the cloud with an end-to-end solution optimized by Intel and Vmware (Reference architecture).
Watch as Philip Cookson (International Planning and Research) discusses the market size, opportunities, and directions of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Intel's own subject matter expert, Brandon Draeger. (Tech talk).
Watch as Philip Cookson (International Planning and Research) discusses the challenges, data science platforms, and the industry directions in Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing with Intel's own subject matter expert, Meg Mude. (Tech talk).
FPGA and Accelerators
With regulatory changes set to make their presence felt in the financial sector, FPGAs represent a potential step change in performance. FPGA resources can be connected together to build your own custom hardware design to meet your specific needs. The Intel® Acceleration Stack for FPGAs is a new architecture that allows software developers to harness FPGAs much easier (Article).
Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) can meet the rising demand for data processing by using Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). The Intel® Acceleration Stack for FPGAs makes it easier to deploy and manage FPGAs. Together, the Intel® Acceleration Stack for FPGAs and Intel PAC enable next-wave CSPs to deploy and manage FPGAs more easily, including the easier reuse of existing accelerator functions provided by the FPGA ecosystem.
Project Brainwave is a hardware architecture designed to accelerate real-time AI calculations. The Project Brainwave architecture is deployed on a type of computer chip from Intel called a field programmable gate array, or FPGA, to make real-time AI calculations at competitive cost and with the industry’s lowest latency, or lag time (Article).
Learn how Microsoft's Project Brainwave is using specialized hardware for improved efficiency and performance to solve the challenges of real-time Artificial Intelligence (AI) and accelerating the AI technologies powering Bing’s intelligence search features and Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform with Intel® Stratix® 10 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and state-of-the-art deep neural network (DNN) models (Video).
Swarm64's S64DA solution scales to many billions of rows and millions of inserts per second, helping to turn massive amounts of structured and unstructured data into actionable insight. The innovative Swarm64 and Intel S64DA solution brings efficiency and flexibility to data warehousing and analytics, delivering benefits for data scientists, IT, analysts and end customers (Solution brief).
Marc Clevenger, Intel Cloud Solutions Architect, discusses the role that Intel® FPGAs play in scaling performance in solutions. (Training).
Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) accelerate data-intensive applications and workloads for high throughput, excellent power efficiency, and fast response times using Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® FPGAs. (Business brief).
Infrastructure, Containers, and Functions
In this episode, Intel's Director of Cloud Business Strategy, Rebecca Weekly, talks about what Intel is doing to help CSPs all over the world plan and deal with the increasing complexity of infrastructure issues and decisions (Video).
Containers are expected to grow at an annual clip of 40%, which will make it one of the most widely adopted cloud tools, surpassing OpenStack, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and other technologies. In International Planning & Research Corporation's in-depth research report, everything from key terms and concepts to case studies is covered in detail (Report).
Latest data center building blocks from Intel accelerate Zoho’s cloud-based application suite for business productivity, serving 35 million customers worldwide. As a software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, Zoho applications help customers manage business processes like customer relationship management (CRM), human resources and accounting (Case study).
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is gaining traction in the enterprises and Communication Service Providers (CSPs) as it offers faster service enablement and programmability in deploying applications which require consistency, determinism and predictability. Intel made public four new repositories containing NFV features that are compatible plugins to Kubernetes (White paper).
Overview of Containers Networking Experience Kits and technology areas for deploying Kubernetes and Container Bare Metal Platforms for NFV use using Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. Includes deployment models, industry challenges and overview of the following technology areas: Enhanced Platform Awareness (EPA) for Kubernetes, Multiple Network Interface Support (MULTUS), Huge Page support, SR-IOV for networking, vhost-user, DPDK and platform telemetry (Presentation).
Through 100 percent dynamic orchestration, Packet gives demanding users the control, performance, and cost benefits of dedicated physical infrastructure, but with the automation experience of the cloud. (Case study).
Find out more about the latest trends and core technologies in Cloud Native Computing and Orchestrated Container Solutions. (Tech talk).
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Media, Transcoding, and Other Services
The Open IOT Service Platform (OISP), developed in collaboration between CSPs and Intel, helps CSPs, developers and customers drive sales by rapidly and cost-effectively creating pioneering Edge-to Cloud IoT services on the established foundation of the Open Source platform (Solution brief).
With visual workloads growing at an accelerating pace, companies are rethinking the physical and virtual distribution of compute and graphics resources. Streaming workloads in media delivery, cloud graphics, cloud gaming, media analytics and immersive media lend themselves to visual cloud deployments. Learn about Intel’s Visual Cloud solutions. (White paper).
Visual cloud service complexity is significantly growing with advances in AI, media processing efficiency, network modernizations, and fragmentation of xPU options. The Open Visual Cloud is an open source project that targets visual cloud use cases: encode, decode, render, inference, which are required for deployment of visual cloud services (Video).
Increasing the efficiency with which you deliver high-quality, high-volume content can help you attract new customers, retain existing customers and explore new sources of revenue. Forward-thinking CSPs are upgrading & expanding their infrastructure with technologies from Intel that support many media-as-a-service workloads, including transcoding (Reference architecture).
Craig Hurst, Intel Director, Visual Cloud division discusses the migration to the visual cloud and the 5 major services enabled by it. He also delves into the 4 core building blocks and key considerations in building a visual cloud solution. (Training).
Updating and expanding existing infrastructure to support greater creation and consumption of media content can help service providers attract and retain customers. (Solution brief).
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Software & Tools
Take advantage of powerful, award-winning Intel® Performance Libraries to accelerate math, threaded, and vectorized functions; image, compression, and cryptography; machine learning/data analytics; and scalable cluster messaging.
Accelerate development of high performance computer vision and deep learning inference in vision applications from device to cloud with Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit. Deploy easily across many types of Intel® processors (CPU/GPU/FPGA/VPU).
Streamline deep learning inference and ensure top performance using Intel-optimized frameworks.
Docker Images for Intel® Distribution for Python*
Docker images for Intel Python are available on the Docker Hub and Google Cloud Platform Container Registry.
This Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) estimator can help you discover the potential cost savings of deploying Intel® Solid State Drives (SSDs) in a data center environment.
Discover cloud training courses and opportunities, and gain insights from industry experts.
Intel in Financial Services
The Intel® Cloud Insider Program matches up Cloud Service Providers and Independent Software Vendors to produce solutions for the needs of the Financial Services sector.
Visit the Intel® Cloud Insider Program Content Library for financial services technical and business documents.