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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    November 2020
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What's New

What's New

Congratulations to all our Intel® Network Builders Winners’ Circle finalists

As every year, Intel® Network Builders program is thrilled to celebrate the Winners’ Circle Awards, dedicated to all our partners who have demonstrated particularly outstanding innovations and business acumen. Check out the complete list, and find more details here.

Based on how partners have met the requirements released earlier this year, Winners’ Circle partners are placed in one of three categories: Leaders’ Board, Solution Plus Partner, or Solution Partner. Each level is specially customized to highlight partners’ achievements and extend a co-marketing benefits package designed to support the amplification of their organization’s ready-to-adopt solutions. All Winners’ Circle marketing benefits will remain available for 12 months, when we will announce the next wave of industry leaders for 2022.

We have been on the network transformation journey for seven years now, working with close to 400 partners in our ecosystem. Two years ago we introduced the Winners’ Circle as a way to recognize our partners as they utilized Intel technologies and as they optimized and commercialized their solution based on Intel solutions and products. In 2021 we will continue to enable all our partners to realize these benefits with our world-class infrastructure and broad portfolio. With Intel technologies, our Intel Network Builders partners are laying the foundation to solve industry problems and create and deploy innovative services from edge to cloud in the 5G era and beyond.



Intel® Network Builders University Accelerator Program

The Accelerator program within the Intel® Network Builders University focuses on Intel® technologies that help boost performance while maintaining efficient power consumption. The first series of courses added to the program focus on the Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card (Intel® FPGA PAC) N3000, a highly customizable SmartNIC platform for multi-workload networking infrastructure and application acceleration. Courses cover features and benefits of the Intel FPGA PAC N3000, platform security, the board management controller, building an Accelerator Functional Unit and vRAN reference design and usage.

To learn more about how to use Intel devices for hardware acceleration and how to have a profound impact on the performance of a solution, visit us here.

More about the Intel Network Builders University

There are more than 235 courses available across five languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese & Korean), with new content released each month. The online portion of the university is available to Intel® Network Builders program members through a simple registration here and for the public here. Intel Network Builders University is one of three learning centers in Intel® Builders, which also includes the Intel® Data Center Builders University and Intel® AI Academy. Registrants have access to content in both learning centers.

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



Exciting Advancements in Vector Packet Processing

FD.io community is particularly enthusiastic about recent advancement of VPP’s IPsec performance, a notoriously difficult encryption protocol to support without cratering throughput – unless you invest in behemoth, and costly, hardware. Fueled by crypto instructions included with Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors and Intel® QuickAssist Technology, major breakthroughs in the VPP software-based packet processing are shattering previously limited economics.

To learn more on how VPP achieves remarkable results in both performance and price-performance advancements,

Read this Blog

Watch this Webcast



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: ClearBlade Inc., G-Core Labs S.A., iSize Technologies and TangibleXR.

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

Edge computing for Android Application Developers Hackathon

Register NOW to the ONLINE droidcon MEC Hackathon

Don’t miss the opportunity to join the remote droidcon MEC Hackathon: you can start to develop your project after the registration (and acceptance notification) until the 26th of November.

If your team can’t be present at the Hackathon final days and Prizegiving (25-26 November in Turin) you can present your work remotely. All accepted teams have full access to the servers, technologies and information materials.

If you need assistance with the technologies, you’ll find information, manuals and experts you can contact during the remote Hackathon and on-site at the Hackathon final days (25-26 November in Turin).

Apply Now



OpenShift Hands-On Workshop & Lab

DevNation Labs are the latest offering from Red Hat Developer. The OpenShift Hands-On Workshop & Lab is for architects and application developers who are interested in learning Kubernetes & OpenShift. These 3-hour long workshops will feature a hands-on introduction to using OpenShift from the perspective of a developer.

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OpenNESS 20.09 Released

We are pleased to announce the 20.09 release for both OpenNESS and Intel® Distribution of OpenNESS. Find out more about the features and capabilities of this release:

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Tune Your Workload for Best Performance with Intel® VTune™ Profiler

Learn more about Intel® Data Direct I/O (Intel DDIO) hardware of Intel® Xeon® servers, meet new device-level Intel® DDIO efficiency metrics of VTune Profiler and understand performance tuning directions.

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Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News & Collaboration

Advantech 5G Edge Servers for the Virtual RAN

Advantech 5G Edge Servers expand operators’ white box base station hardware choice by providing them with an enhanced range of high performance servers that have been optimized for O-RAN and the telco edge to meet high availability network needs.

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AEWIN Collaborates with Altran to Enable Enterprise uCPE Solution for SD-WAN

AEWIN’s collaboration with Altran enables us to build uCPE for enterprises to share resources, reduce costs, innovate more quickly and automate operations,” said Charles Lin, Chief Executive Officer at AEWIN. “As both the SD-WAN and uCPE markets continue to strengthen, this solution will enable savvy enterprises to integrate virtualization and establish market leadership more quickly and cost effectively.

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Altiostar Open vRAN Solution Enables 5G Broadband for Rural Operators

Rural mobile network operators can leverage Altiostar’s Solution with servers using Intel® Xeon® Processors to cost-effectively and flexibly upgrade network to close digital divide.

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Amdocs wins big at the Capacity Media Global Carrier Awards

Amdocs won four Capacity Media’s Global Carrier awards, including Project of the Year and Best SDN/NFV Deployment. Both of the aforementioned awards were for their project with SES who implemented their service and network automation solution; Amdocs NFV SD-WAN package on Azure public cloud. The other wins were for Best IoT Initiative for Amdocs' eSIM Cloud and Best Covid-19 Initiative for “Amdocs’ Covid-19 Business Continuity Management initiative”.

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Harmonic vCMTS Enables Greener Gigabit Broadband & Lowers TCO

The increased demand for video represents a changing landscape for multi-system operators (MSOs). The Harmonic CableOS® solution and Intel® Xeon® processors empower cable operators to deliver a superior subscriber experience at a 40 percent lower cost.

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iSize + Intel

iSIZE announces strategic partnership with Intel to achieve up to 5x speed performance improvement by using Intel’s AI technologies, for up to 25% bitrate saving.

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Key Considerations When Assuring Differentiated End-to-End Services in 5G

A critical success factor for network operators aiming at establishing a profitable 5G business is the capability to ensure that new network slices are being properly turned up and that individual slices meet committed quality levels during the lifetime of the slice. This Netrounds white paper discusses the importance of combining extreme network automation with active assurance of individual slices in 5G network deployments.

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QCT Pushes Cloud Gaming Infrastructure to the Edge

To support gaming services via a 5G end-to-end network, QCT offers QuantaGrid D52Y-2U. With its 420mm ultra-short chassis, it can be located close to end users at the edge while reducing data transmission latency. Embedded with Intel® Xeon® Gold 6248R, this edge server can support up to 20 users simultaneously. Download the white paper now to see how QCT enables a cost-efficient hardware infrastructure with high stability and computing capabilities to provide an excellent cloud gaming experience for its end users.

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SK Telecom, Intel Build AI Pipeline to Improve Network Quality

Intel and SKT have built accelerated end-to-end network AI pipelines that demonstrate fast predictive analysis of network quality from SK Telecom’s huge volume of live datasets. The pipelines use Analytics Zoo, TensorFlow, and Apache Spark running on a server using 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. In testing, the solution was shown to be six times faster than the GPU-based predecessor.

Read the Paper



Supermicro Adds Outdoor Edge System Family with IP65 Enclosure

Supermicro Outdoor Edge System family leverages Intel® architecture processors for performance for 5G, AI, smart city, and other edge applications. Servers come in IP65-rated enclosures for a complete solution.

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Tech Mahindra Announces Initiative to Train Youth

Under this initiative, Tech Mahindra will launch an Individual Social Responsibility (ISR) mobile app to power training in IT (information technology) and digital, conversational English and workplace readiness.

Read the Press Release



Innovation: Use Case: Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI)

Trilogy Networks and Intel have won a Network Transformation Award for their collaboration on the Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI). The RCI is a coalition of rural telecom operators and technology providers committed to promoting and accelerating the digital transformation of rural America to build a “Farm of the Future” solution using Intel OpenNESS. The solution brings together Private LTE Networks, 5G Networks, Edge Storage, Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), Video Analytics, Industrial Automation & Drone Solutions as a complete solution stack.

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Social Hub

Social Hub

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

Introducing the Network Transformation Video Podcast Series, by Ben Mccahill, Market Development Manager, Network Platforms Group, Intel

Don't miss these upcoming and recently recorded webinars:

FPGA & 5G: Simplify Deployment of FPGA and Associated Firmware/Software @Scale, with Srinivasa R Addepalli, Senior Principal Engineer at Intel and Sree Nandan Atur, Senior Principal Engineer at Robin.io on November 19

More Than Just Cloud Native… The InterGENerational 5G Solution, with Brooke Frischmeier, Product Management Lead at NetNumber on November 17

Building a Real-Time, Cloud-Native Charging Platform Tailored for 5G with Herve Mer, Head of OSS/BSS for 5G at Intel; Duncan Curry, Global ISV Telecommunications Business Director at Red Hat; Jennifer Kyriakakis, Founder and Vice President of Marketing at MATRIXX Software; and Mark Mortensen, Principal Analyst at ACG Research

Driving Enterprise Value with uCPE at the Edge, with Jeff Jennings, Network Optimization; Gary Wood, Intelligent Edge and Ronan Conlon, Digital Integration & Development at Pivot

Kubernetes in the Context of On-Premises Edge and Network Edge Computing, with Amr Mokhtar, Network Software Engineer and Prakash Kartha, Segment Director at Intel presenting with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Telecom Workload Placement and Affinity Model for Multi-Cloud Deployments, with Ahmed Ibrahim, Director Sales Enablement, Service Providers EMEA; Eslam Kandiel, Regional Data Center Technology Director; and Petar Torre, Principal Engineer at Intel

Open Source Accelerates Beyond Experimentation, with Intel, Red Hat and TM Forum where they jointly discuss the highlights of the accompanying report.

DPI Performance Measurements for 5G UPF Setups, with Tobias Roeder, Senior Application Engineer DPI at ipoque, a Rohde & Schwarz Company




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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