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IDF Bejing: Intel Unveils New SoC Media Processor

Intel Unveils Quad-Core Storage Server

IDF Bejing: Intel Unveils New SoC Media Processor

Intel Corporation today unveiled a highly integrated media processor for the consumer electronics market segment that will power a new generation of devices, such as digital set top boxes and networked media players, and bring consumers advanced in-home information and entertainment services.

The Intel CE 2110 Media Processor is a complete system-on-a-chip architecture that combines a 1GHz processing core with powerful A/V processing and graphics, and I/O components, onto a single chip.

Chunghwa Telecom*, a leading telecom service provider in Taiwan, has adopted the new SoC media processor for its Multimedia on Demand (MoD) service deployment. Based on the new Intel media processing platform, Chunghwa Telecom will expand its high-definition video content, karaoke, e-banking and e-learning services, and introduce emerging usage models to consumers.

Intel works with several consumer electronics companies to bring advanced video and interactive services to consumers. ASUS has a set top box with the new Intel SoC media processor today. Digeo plans to deliver new Moxi Multi-Room HD digital media recorders, and OKI and ZTE will build set top boxes based on the Intel CE 2110 Media Processor. System integrator Hwacom plans to provide application layers for IPTV services using the new Intel media processing platform. In addition, RADVISION will deliver VoIP and video conferencing capabilities; Amino Communications will provide the IntAct IPTV client software stack and Verimatrix will deliver content protection software based on the new media processing platform.

The Intel CE 2110 Media Processor includes a powerful embedded 1 GHz Intel XScale CPU, MPEG-2 and H.264 hardware video decoders, DDR2 memory interface, 2D/3D graphics accelerators, and is supported by a modular software development environment. The platform architecture also allows CE developers and manufacturers to deliver pure IP or hybrid set top boxes designed to receive content from IP and digital broadcast pipes.

Source: Intel Corporation

Intel Unveils Quad-Core Storage Server

Intel Corporation announced the first 2U, 12 drive, integrated quad-core storage server: the Intel Storage Server SSR212MC2. Powered by the quad-core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series, this new rack mount server can be configured as a broad range of enterprise and small business storage solutions, including Network-Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Network (SAN) and application servers.

The Intel Storage Server SSR212MC2 also comes with an option of including one or two Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5100 series processors, as well as a choice of enterprise-class Serial-Attached SCSI (SAS) or high-capacity Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives. (See full specs here.)

Several companies are supporting the SSR212MC2, including Microsoft, FalconStor, Open-E, Open SuSE, RedHat and Wasabi Systems. Intel worked closely with these independent software vendors (ISVs) to validate and ensure solution providers would experience easy integration of their operating systems and/or applications with the new storage platform.

Intel is also working with key hardware vendors, including Emulex and Mellanox, to enable the use of a broad selection of network connectivity options, such as Fibre Channel and InfiniBand. Dual and Quad port Intel PRO Server Adapters provide an option for increased bandwidth through bonding of ports, or reliability via failover.

The Intel Storage Server SSR212MC2 uses Xyratex's 2U chassis which delivers industry-leading power, package and cooling technology to top OEMs worldwide.

The Intel Storage Server SSR212MC2 will cost $2,800 MSRP with no RAID controller and $3,600 MSRP with the Intel SRCSAS144e RAID Controller and will be available from participating Intel Channel partners in May.

Source: Intel Corporation

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