Chip-maker Intel on Monday unveiled a brand new 5G portfolio and optimized second-gen Intel Xeon scalable processors — the industry’s most widely deployed server platform with more than 30 million units sold.
The addition of new processors targets the majority of Intel’s mainstream Xeon Scalable customers across cloud, network and edge, the company said in a statement.?
“Working closely with our customers, we are delivering these new server processors to address their performance and pricing needs across a broad range of markets and workloads,” said Lisa Spelman, corporate vice president and general manager of the Xeon and Memory Group within Intel’s Data Platforms Group.
The 2nd-Gen Intel Xeon Gold processors deliver an average of 1.36 times higher performance and 1.42 times better performance-per-dollar, compared to the 1st-Gen Intel Xeon Gold processors.
Intel also announced two new processors (Intel Xeon Gold 6256 and 6250) that feature the industry’s highest server processor frequency.
The company also made a sweeping set of hardware and software announcements, including the launch of the new Intel Atom P5900, a 10nm system-on-a-chip (SoC) for wireless base stations, which is a critical early deployment target for 5G networks.
“As the industry makes the transition to 5G, we continue to see network infrastructure as the most significant opportunity representing a $25 billion silicon opportunity by 2023,” said Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager, Data Platforms Group at Intel.
“By offering customers the fastest and most effective path to design, deliver and deploy 5G solutions, across core, edge and access, we are poised to expand our leading silicon position in this growing market,” Shenoy added. (IANS)
PC and printer major HP Inc. on Thursday announced a variety of relief initiatives aimed at arming its global channel partner community to effectively navigate the operational and financial challenges associated with COVID-19.
Customers can also take advantage of a delayed payment structure or enroll in a PC rental programme, available on equipment contracts for a period of 12 months, said the company. After 12 months, rental devices can be extended, purchased or returned for an upgrade, it added.
In addition to providing a variety of financing and leasing options for end customers, the company will offer short-term, market and country-specific incentives for channel partners, the company said, adding that the offers will vary by geography and are dependent on partner eligibility.
In addition, HP has implemented a more predictable, flat-rate incentive programme and relaxed compensation models to allow for more partner flexibility with linearity while extending deadlines for submission of proof of performance and reporting.
“We’re structured to ensure the continuity of our business operations even under the most challenging circumstances and we feel very fortunate to be in a position to offer the help and support needed by our valued partners and customers,” Christoph Schell, Chief Commercial Officer, HP Inc., said in a statement.
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In partnership with its endorsed finance partners, HP is now offering a variety of financial and asset lifecycle options, including deferred/reduced payments until 2021, short term rentals and cash infusion for customer-owned HP devices through a sale leaseback programme.
Qualified customers can convert existing, owned workplace assets into a payment solution or acquire technology needed today with reduced payments for the remainder of 2020 to alleviate temporary cash flow challenges.
The company earlier announced advanced security solutions to provide complete threat protection for businesses and their remote workforces. In addition to offering tips and advice online, HP is also offering free customer webinars to help set up home offices securely.
To help arm partners with the skills and knowledge required to optimise revenue and future-proof their business, HP University offers online, on-demand learning options across a variety of topics including sales skills education, product training and industry-leading certifications.
Partners can opt in for customized online digital learning paths designed to meet their specific priorities. HP shifted all events throughout fiscal 2020 (ending October 31, 2020) to virtual engagement models. In addition, the company has shifted its customer engagement model to an online platform across a broad set of topics including office printing, security, mobility solutions and HP services.
To address heightened demand for customer support, HP said it has cross-trained agents to manage multiple queues, established access to work-from-home technology for agents, and leveraging chat, social and web support options. (IANS)