The Faster The Better

Move Faster! Store More! Process Faster! This was my take from the event!


The event began with Bob Swan (Intel CEO) providing the audience with an introduction which lead to a more in-depth discussion throughout the keynote that centered around Intel’s various products and vision moving forward.

Up next, Navin Shenoy (EVP/General Manager) from Intel’s Data Center Group. Navin discussed trends, statistics and new Intel products which included:

  • 50% of the world’s data has been created in the past 2 years and it will continue to trend upwards moving forward.
  • Of the 50% that has been created, only 2% has been analyzed. If you did the math, that leaves 48% that has NOT been analyzed plus 50% of the world’s data has been untouched. What does this mean? Opportunity and the potential to take control of a data driven market. 
  • The new Intel products included Optane memory, network adapters and CPU’s.

Let’s dig deeper into the 2nd Generation line of Intel XEON Scalable Processors. The improvements include 12 channels of DDR4 memory, 56 cores per socket, and 4.5TB memory per socket. To demonstrate its capabilities, a live demo was provided.

The enhancements in the new XEON processor will provide improvements in other areas including Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning Boost and overall workload performance.

Intel’s next announcement was the Intel Optane Data Center Persistent Memory which now includes 512GB of RAM in a single DIMM!! It will include more capacity than DRAM, allow up to 4.5TB per socket, and up to 36TB of memory in an 8-socket system.

Security (as it should) was a focal point in the keynote. Intel has implemented security in the new CPU’s to enforce protection that includes encryption for Data At Rest.


Throughout the keynote, Intel partners were brought onto the stage and they included AWS, Microsoft, Twitter, SAP, Google Cloud and VMware.

Tech Field Day‘s page for the event can be found here.

Additionally, please follow the delegates listed below that were representing Tech Field Day at Intel’s Data-Centric Innovation Day which include Brian GleasonDenny CherryEnrico SignorettiJeffrey PowersKeith TownsendKurt MarkoMatthew LeibNate AveryRay LucchesiRob Coote, and Scott D. Lowe for additional coverage of the event.

Interested in learning more about Intel’s products and announcements, please click on the links below to watch the presentations which were recorded live while on-site for Intel’s Data-Centric Innovation Day:

For more information about Intel, Tech Field Day and how to become a TFD – please click on the links below:

Please take a moment to subscribe to the YouTube channel which also includes watching the various videos that were posted throughout the day and at previous TFD events. Kudos to PrimeImage Media for recording the live sessions.

Thanks again to our sponsor Intel for hosting a wonderful event and I can’t thank Stephen Foskett, Ben T. Gage and the wonderful people at Tech Field Day and Gestalt enough for allowing me to join them. The experience and friendships built are top notch!

Side note – thank you Stephen for recognizing #WomenInTech! We need to see more of this at each event.



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