Intel to open up to Qualcomm chipsets to enable cloud services
Intel to unveil a new cloud-based version of its chipmaker’s Xilinx AVR software for use in virtualization applications and other applications in the future.
The new software will be available to vendors of Xeon Phi-based server chipsets.
The new version of the Xilinus software, codenamed “X-Ray,” will be a “software defined network” (SDN) tool, which can be used for a variety of networking tasks, including virtualization and cloud computing, Intel said.
Intel has previously announced that it will begin offering a new “Xilinx SDN” platform for customers of Xeon E3-1200 v4 CPUs in early 2018.
The Intel software-defined networking (SDNS) software will allow customers to access and manage virtual machines, virtualization, virtual desktops and other virtual environments, Intel has said.
Intel has not said how the new X-Ray software will work in conjunction with Xeon Phi, which has been the core of the company’s chipmaking operations for the past several years.
But earlier this month, Intel announced that the company will begin shipping Xeon Phi processors to partners in the third quarter of 2019, a move that will give customers of its Xeon Phi chipsets more flexibility in deploying and managing virtual machines.
Intel’s move toward offering more flexibility to customers of the Xeon Phi processor is a positive development, but some analysts question whether customers of a particular chip would be ready to upgrade to the new software.