When you post on Facebook or Twitter, watch a movie on Netflix or play an online game, a server somewhere is powering it.
Most of those servers today have central processing units from Intel. The chip maker is now preparing to release a plethora of new server chips in the next three months.
The highest-profile chips that will come later this quarter are the Xeon chips code-named Broadwell-EP for single- and dual-socket servers. The family of processors will be the latest in Intel’s family of largest selling chips for high-volume servers.
No details have been yet shared, but the chips will be based on Intel’s Broadwell architecture. Expect the chips to be faster and have features so data moves faster within and among servers in data centers. The chips could have more cores, DDR4 memory and faster Ethernet networking support. The predecessor Haswell-EP chips had up to 18 cores.