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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  • tamalero - Saturday, August 4, 2018 - link

    Threadripper isnt for servers bro, its for prosumers and content creators.
  • HStewart - Friday, August 3, 2018 - link

    Why is on these forums - no matter what the subject is that users have negative comments

    Just an update on finances - it looks like Intel has slightly increase this week and AMD has slightly decrease in values

    Intel this week gain 2,16 or 4.6%

    AMD this week drop 1.57 or 7.8 %

    This tells me that Intel performance was not as bad as what people - and that AMD stock is overrated.
  • Ian Cutress - Friday, August 3, 2018 - link

    Scale back out to a month. AMD is up. Intel is down.
  • HStewart - Friday, August 3, 2018 - link

    I am talking about recent drop in Intel - yes Intel has drop seriously on Monday - but recover half of what it lost this week. AMD increase was last week before Intel drop on Monday but has lost part of increase this week.
  • HStewart - Friday, August 3, 2018 - link

    I am not the only person who believe Intel is on a rebound - from the lost Monday
  • FreckledTrout - Saturday, August 4, 2018 - link

    I am not investing in them that is for sure its just to risky for my tastes seeing what AMD is trying to do with EPYC. I have a feeling 2019 is going to be a bad year for Intel and that they will rebound in 2020. Until AMD outs EPYC on 7nm in full mass production I suspect Intel will be doing just fine and will have growth of which most of that is in the data center.
  • Santoval - Monday, August 6, 2018 - link

    Epyc 2 at 7nm should not be delayed, given that TSMC is the fab that will make it. While Epyc requires much tighter testing, debugging and validation, AMD's Epyc team surely have had more spare time to develop and test Epyc 2, since no Zen+ based Epyc was released.
    Unless TSMC screws up or something (will that virus that hit them set back their production schedule?) Epyc should be released in either Q2 or Q3 2019. I'd expect it March at the earliest, June at the latest.
  • novastar78 - Friday, August 3, 2018 - link

    LOL, this is normal behaviour for the market.... AMD went up about 4-5 dollars over the course of 4 days after a great earnings. Intel went down by the same amount after their earnings.

    I love how people ignore the normal behaviour of stocks to illustrate points. After sharp ups\downs over a short period of time, it in inevitable that it will swing the opposite direction as people take profit. This is how any stock works.
  • HStewart - Friday, August 3, 2018 - link

    I understand the normal behavior of stocks - when stocks loose money, there is likely up rise of stocks - but making assumption that Intel is because of AMD is not correct - that is a lot more to Intel then CPU war with AMD - especially with desktop chips which are minimal impact - what is real concern here is that conference in this article has nothing to do with CPU's and someone has to make a bias statement like "The 2018 Intel “Baby, Please Don’t Leave Me!” Datacenter Conference" which is not related to that war.
  • IntenvidiAMD - Saturday, August 4, 2018 - link

    Not biased at all considering they have nothing up their sleeves, 10nm is more than a year away, all Intel can do to compete with the more-cores-5x-lower-price AMD train is release more 14nm++++++++++++++ crap

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