4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors for 5G and Enterprise Networks
Improve network performance, energy efficiency, and total cost of ownership (TCO) with 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors for 5G and enterprise networks. These network-optimized processors include an array of built-in hardware accelerators that enhance networking workloads.
High Throughput and Low Latency
Advance the vision of network function virtualization (NFV) with 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. Supporting network functions with low-latency, high-throughput solutions, this generation achieves up to 30% higher performance for packet processing.1 The processors include multiple operating modes for networking, server, and compute-optimized workloads.
Boost Network Processing Capacity
Network architects no longer need to choose between adding cores or using accelerators to scale networks. With accelerators integrated into the processor, 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors efficiently deliver more compute power while lowering total cost of ownership.
4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are designed to support network solutions from the edge to the network core, including new Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX) instructions on select SKUs2 that increase throughput and improve power utilization. These and other improvements help communication service providers (CoSPs) deploy and optimize cloud-native 5G vRAN with up to 2x higher capacity3, improve energy efficiency, and reduce the network’s carbon footprint.
Network-workload specific SKUs of 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors optimize system performance for the 5G core user plane function (UPF) and 5G experiences supported by new Intel® AVX instructions, integrated accelerators, faster DDR5 memory, and PCIe 5.0 bandwidth. These processors efficiently distribute network processing across multiple CPU cores with Intel® Dynamic Load Balancer (Intel® DLB).
Secure More User Connections
Enable additional capacity for peak traffic with built-in accelerators while securing network applications with Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) and Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT).
Leverage encrypted, fast 5G services on cloud-native infrastructure by paring 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with optimized Cloud Native Data Plane (CNDP) software.
Scalable Performance for SASE Services
Engineered to provide high throughput and low latency for SASE services, network-optimized 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors enable power-efficient performance with up to 1.71x higher next-gen firewall performance4 versus the previous generation. Architectural improvements deliver high per-core performance, backed by built-in accelerators.
Improved Power Efficiency for 5G Core UPF Deployments
The improved microarchitecture of network-optimized 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® processor help increase throughput by up to 1.88x1 over the previous generation and decrease latency for 5G core UPF deployments. Processor enhancements include improved microarchitecture for high per-core performance, increased memory bandwidth and speed, and expanded I/O speed and capacity.
Efficient CDN Performance
Improve content delivery network (CDN) performance, reduce latency, and reduce costs for providers with network-optimized 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® processors. This balanced platform offers enhanced execution resources for CDN packet processing and encryption with up to 1.46x more live stream connections5 versus the previous generation, more memory bandwidth and speed, and faster, higher capacity I/O.
Notices & Disclaimers
Performance results are based on testing as of dates shown in configurations and may not reflect all publicly available updates. See configuration disclosure for configuration details. No product or component can be absolutely secure.