Intel on Monday introduced a raft of new processors, and while updates to the Xeon Scalable lineup led the parade, the real news is Intel’s efforts to go after the embattled Huawei Technologies in the 5G market.
Intel unveiled its first ever 5G integrated chip platform, the Atom P5900, for use in base stations. Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager of the data platforms group at Intel, said the product is designed for 5G’s high bandwidth and low latency and combines compute, 100Gb performance and acceleration into a single SoC.
“It delivers a performance punch in packet security throughput, and improved packet balancing throughput versus using software alone,” Shenoy said in the video accompanying the announcement. Intel claims the dynamic load balancer native to the Atom P5900 chip is 3.7 times more efficient at packet balancing throughput than software alone.