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Visual Experiences through the Cloud

Visual cloud computing consists of a set of capabilities for remotely consuming content and services that center around the efficient delivery of visual experiences, including Media Processing, Media Analytics, Immersive Media, Cloud Graphics and Cloud Gaming. As well as applications that add intelligence to video content and tap into machine learning and other artificial intelligence areas, such as object recognition.

Visual Cloud Essentials

What is visual cloud?
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What is visual cloud?

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2020

With visual computing workloads growing at an accelerating pace, cloud service providers (CSPs), communications service providers (CoSPs), and enterprises are rethinking the physical and virtual distribution of compute resources.

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The Open Visual Cloud
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The Open Visual Cloud

The Open Visual Cloud is a set of open source software stacks (with full end-to-end sample pipelines) for media, analytics, graphics and immersive media, optimized for cloud native deployment on commercial-off-the-shelf x86 CPU architecture in order to accelerate your application development.

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Visual Workloads Demand a Modern Edge Infrastructure - A Guide for Enabling the Visual Cloud
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Visual Workloads Demand a Modern Edge Infrastructure - A Guide for Enabling the Visual Cloud

Emerging visual cloud workloads will demand highly evolved data centers and edge networks. Providers need resilient, scalable infrastructures and the right combination of modern hardware, advanced software, and optimized open source components. Read this guide to help determine the right portfolio that meets your needs.

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Featured Publications

Featured Visual Cloud Products & Solutions

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iSIZE BitSave: High-quality video at lower bitrates via Intel DL Boost

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2021

This white paper describes iSIZE's innovative BitSave technology, an AI-based perceptual optimization that adaptively filters the video content before it reaches the codec, such that the output after compressing with any standard video codec is perceptually optimized (e.g., less motion artifacts or blurring), for the same bitrate.

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Solution brief

Intel Select Solutions for Visual Cloud Delivery Network

Last Updated: Apr 06, 2021

Intel Select Solutions for Visual Cloud Delivery Network (VCDN) provide pre-validated configurations based on 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors to accelerate delivery of visual services in service provider networks, with the choice of either CentOS or Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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Advancing Video Compression Performance

Last Updated: May 24, 2021

MediaKind shows up to a 30 percent performance improvement with the 3rd generation Intel® Xeon® processor, enabling video service providers to scale up services with less infrastructure.

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Increasing Performance and Density for Real-Time Video Transcoding

Last Updated: May 06, 2021

Synamedia increases transcoding channels per node on 3rd generation Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers, including up to a 30 percent improvement for SD transcoding and up to 33 percent for FHD and UHD.

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Cost-Effective Growth of High-Definition and Ultra-High-Definition Video Services

Last Updated: Jun 17, 2021

ATEME enables high video transcoding density per node using the 3rd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor, improving the key cost-per-channel metric for video content providers.

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Bridging the CDN Capacity Gap with Near 400 Gbps Video Delivery

Last Updated: July 12, 2021

The combination of Varnish software and Intel technology provides the throughput needed to keep up with the growing popularity and evolution of video streaming.

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Accelerate 5G Adoption with Cloud Gaming

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2021

Gamestream Helps Communications Service Providers Monetize 5G.

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Visual Cloud Training & Updates

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Visual Cloud

More visual content is being delivered via cloud computing every day including live streaming video and new immersive experiences like virtual reality. These new user experiences require new architectures and technologies as well as ubiquitous broadband connectivity between connected devices, the network edge and cloud data centers.

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Podcast: Nokia Edge Cloud
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Edge Cloud Enabled Real-Time AI-based Ad Insertion- Intel® Chip Chat Network Insights episode 256

Last Updated: Mar 04, 2020

Mike Moore, Edge Cloud Platform Product Sales at Nokia joins Intel® Chip Chat Network Insights in this interview recorded as a virtual livecast.

Learn about Edge Video Transcoding, using Nokia’s AirFrame openEDGE HW Platform, complemented by the Intel Visual Cloud Accelerator Card – Analytics (VCAC-A). Provides the capability for intelligent, targeted and cost-effective ad insertions into video streams.

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Webinar: Opening a World of Visual Innovation
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Webinar: Opening a World of Visual Innovation

Last Updated: Jan 29, 2019

What is the Visual Cloud and how are cloud based workloads evolving. In this livecast archive Craig Hurst, Director of Software Strategy for Intel explores Intel’s approach to supporting the Visual Cloud with an open source collection of frameworks and libraries that support four core building blocks that build the five key visual cloud workloads.

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Our Partners

The Intel Network Builders Visual Cloud Ecosystem is the ideal platform for partnerships between edge solution providers and edge solution consumers. See our partner page for a full list of solution providers ready to bring innovation to your edge environment.

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Through focused collaborations, Intel Builders members accelerate optimized solutions to market and deliver tools and documentation to speed solution deployments.

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