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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    April 2021
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What's New

What's New?

Introducing 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors – Delivering 5G Network Performance Made Flexible

Imagining an infrastructure that supports diverse network demands while also evolving to meet new 5G use cases? Imagine no more. The 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are here to deliver the capabilities to support the most demanding workload requirements.

The 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors offer a balanced architecture with built-in acceleration and advanced security capabilities. Optimized for cloud, enterprise, AI, HPC, network, security and IoT workloads, this new generation of processors comes with 8 to 40 powerful cores and a wide range of frequency, feature and power levels, and supports a wide range of our ecosystem’s solutions.

Intel’s latest platform also includes Intel® SGX, which helps protect data and application code while in use from the edge to the datacenter, to the multi-tenant public cloud, enabling enhanced collaboration using shared data without compromising privacy. In addition, Intel® Crypto Acceleration increases the performance of encryption-intensive workloads including SSL web serving, 5G infrastructure, and VPN/firewalls. Learn more on the 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® capabilities here.



New Intel® Select Solutions

Intel announced updates to its network workload-optimized solutions, which offer pre-tested and verified configurations that accelerate development time and simplify infrastructure deployment. Brand-new Intel® Select Solutions for virtualized RAN (vRAN) leverage years of software enhancements in Intel’s FlexRAN reference software.

Additional upgrades were made to the Intel® Select Solution for Visual Cloud Delivery Network to help accelerate a range of use cases, from video on demand to live streaming and live transcoding, as well as upgrades to the Intel® Select Solution for NFVI Forwarding Platform, which is purpose-built for high throughput packet processing workloads.



Join us for the Intel® Network Builders Insights Series

Our monthly Intel® Network Builders Insights Series provides insight into the latest Intel strategies, product lines, technologies, and programs that are driving network innovation from edge to cloud.

To learn more, please register via the links here and add to your calendar. Attend live for an interactive Q&A or watch on-demand after the recording.

3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors for Networking Usages – Part 2

Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors bring to market multiple technologies that improve security, packet processing and AI capabilities. This talk will address the key technologies and how they can be used to build efficient NFV solutions. – Watch Now

Innovation through Open Source and Collaborative Communities

Join us as we discuss Intel's efforts and investments around innovation through open source and collaborative communities. – May 5

Introduction to a Cloud Native Data Plane with Kubernetes CNI

The needs of the data plane in a Kubernetes environment continue to evolve, and we have seen that many Cloud Native Functions require higher performance than offered by conventional networking solutions. To achieve the performance needs of these applications while continuing to support abstraction from the physical network interfaces a framework called CNDP (Cloud Native Data Plane) is described. A key part of this is to support the existing Kubernetes abstractions such as CNI (Container Network Interface), and to be based off of Linux network driver interfaces. Comparisons to existing alternatives will also be addressed. – June 2



Intel® Network Builders University Announces Three New Courses

Creating Reusable Design Blocks with Intel® Quartus® Prime Software

As FPGA designs get larger and more complicated, intellectual property (IP) is often used to help reduce time-to-market. Including IP allows designers to improve existing designs and create new ones. But what if you want to create your own IP? This training is for the IP designer who wants to create high-quality, easily-reusable IP based on Intel’s own methodology for designing reusable IP for use in the Intel® Quartus® Prime software.

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Intel® Software Guard Extensions Data Center Attestation Primitives

In this course, John Mechalas, Compute Performance and Developer Products, describes the attestation procedure for Intel Software Guard Extensions Data Center Attestation Primitives, and demonstrates quote verification in a sample Intel SGX DCAP environment.

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Media Encode Services “How To”

In this course Vasavee Vijayaraghavan, Technical Marketing Engineer, Power & Performance for Intel, provides detailed instructions on how to setup baremetal or cloud instances for media encode services. Dive into the process for system reservations and downloading video resources. Students will learn best known configurations and how to identify performance benchmarking and analysis.

Watch Now

More about the Intel® Network Builders University

With more than 290 courses available and new content released each month, The Intel® Network Builders University includes a broad collection of online content and face-to-face technical training to help technical professionals in the network industry to improve their knowledge of key Intel® technologies, industry trends, and technical aspects of NFV deployments. Closed captioning in multiple languages is now available for a growing number of courses. The online portion of the university is available to Intel® Network Builders program members through a simple registration here and for the public here.

Please take a look, and after exploring the offerings, let us know what content you would like to see added to the university.



Welcome to Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users

With more than 400 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome the following new ecosystem partners and end users: incCommunications, Kong, LB-N, Lekha Wireless Solutions, MotoJeannie, NxtGen Datacenter & Cloud Technologies, PLDT, VSBLTY.

To see all of our members, visit the Ecosystem Partners page, the Intel® Network Builders Edge Ecosystem page, the Intel® Network Builders Visual Cloud Ecosystem page, and the End User Members page on our website.


Technical Spotlight

Technical Spotlight

OpenNESS 21.03 Released

We are pleased to announce the newest release of OpenNESS 21.03, our eighth quarterly release since the project started. In this new iteration of OpenNESS, you will find our new access edge experience kits for Radio Access Network (RAN) deployments. Since the last release, we have gained great momentum with strategic partners such as Google & Red Hat to collaborate and innovate on optimized edge solutions based on OpenNESS. Learn more about these engagements with recent announcements from Google and Red Hat. Additionally, we have created a meetup group for the Converged Edge developer community focusing on OpenNESS. We have released multiple trainings for OpenNESS for both business and developers, and added 6 new Apps to the Commercial Edge Applications Portal, which you are invited to explore in our website.

Learn More about OpenNESS 21.03



Providing a Hackathon Edge Platform for Application Developers

Intel, Cisco, Equinix, and LINKS Foundation collaborate on hardware and software multi-access edge computing (MEC) platform for MEC hackathons that enables application developers to learn and demonstrate their software.

Read the Paper



Social Hub

Social Hub

For our ecosystem’s latest news, podcasts, webinars, blog posts, and more, visit Social Hub.

Don't miss these upcoming and recently recorded webinars:

Altran’s 5G for Smart Cities & Roadside Infrastructure, with Shamik Mishra, Vice President & CTO, Connectivity at Capgemini Engineering and R&D; Suman A. Sehra, Global Director, IOT Smart Cities & Intelligent Transportation at Intel; and Yousef Hawwar, 5G, AI, IOT Edge Cloud Segment Lead at Intel – April 22, 8 AM Pacific Time

Enhancing Experience with 5G Edge Computing Platform by Leveraging OpenNESS, with Chelladurai Adisesh, 5G Architect, Wipro; and Venkata Niteesha, 5G Consultant, Wipro – Available On Demand

Certify Your Cloud Native Functions with Red Hat and Intel, with Paul Lancaster, Partner Development Manager, Red Hat Cloud Platforms; Chandresh Ruparel, Director 5G/Wireless Core Infrastructure Segment, Intel Corporation; and Sergey Patrushin, Sr. Network Platform Architect, Intel Network Builders– Available On Demand




Join the Conversation on Twitter

Intel® Network Builders offers a variety of online options for you to reach out to fellow ecosystem members between events. Follow our new Twitter handle @Intel5GNetworks or use the Intel Network Builders hashtag, #IntelBuilders. You can also follow industry leaders from Intel via their Twitter handles.

– Renu Navale, General Manager, Edge Computing and Ecosystem Enabling (ECEE), Network Platforms Group – @RenuNavale

– Dan Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Center Group, General Manager, Network Compute Division – @DanRod2000

– Jeni Panhorst, Vice President, Data Platforms Group and General Manager, Network & Edge Platforms Division – @jeni_p

– Lisa Spelman, Vice President and General Manager, Intel Xeon Products and Data Center Marketing – @LisaSpelman

– Cristina Rodriguez, Vice President, Data Center Group and General Manager, Wireless Access Network Division – @CristinaR_5G

– Rajesh Gadiyar, Vice President, Network Platforms Group and General Manager Architecture & Systems Engineering – @rgadiyar

– Caroline Chan, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Network Business Incubator Division – @CarolineChan5G

– Alex Quach, General Manager of Wireline and Wireless Core Networks Division – @QuachAlexander

– Lynn Comp, Vice President, Network Platforms Group, and General Manager, Visual Cloud Division – @comp_lynn

– Jim St. Leger, Technology Marketing Manager – @JimStLeger

– Brian Aherne, Senior Director of Network Platforms and Systems – @aherne_brian

– Bob Ghaffari, General Manager, Data Center / Network Platforms Group – @BobGhaffari

– Bryan Madden, Marketing Director – @maddsey

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