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Intel® Network Builders Newsletter
    October 2020
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What's New?

What's New?

Intel® Network Builders University Memory and Storage Program

The Intel Network Builders University’s Memory and Storage program is designed to provide a foundation for understanding data storage, technology, and architectures such as the Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK), Persistent Memory and Ceph Clusters.

The Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK) 201 series provides a deeper understanding of the capabilities provided by the SPDK stack and insight into Storage Virtualization and Storage Disaggregation. Courses include:

To learn more about Intel’s vision for modernizing storage and evolving to a software defined infrastructure, visit us here.

More about the Intel Network Builders University

There are more than 229 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.



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 partner: APS Networks, Enumba, Gamestream, Hitachi Vantara, Kibernetika; and end user member: Sri Lanka Telecom.

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



High Accuracy Network Timing with Intel® Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710-DA2T

This animation provides an overview of Intel’s first adapter with hardware-enhanced IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol support. This new adapter delivers the high accuracy network timing required for 5G RAN deployments.

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Announcing the launch of Converged Edge Insights software package on Edge Software Hub!

Converged Insights software package combines various Intel SDKs such as OpenNESS, OpenVINO & OpenVisualCloud to converge diverge workloads for Networking, AI Inferencing/Vision and media into a single downloadable SW package for our ecosystem partners and customers. It helps accelerate the development and deployment of platforms targeted at converged use cases by  merging all these diverse workloads into a unified common infrastructure. In addition to the package, there is also a Smart City Reference Implementation that leverages the package for “Wireless -Network Ready Intelligent Traffic Management”. In addition to these, recommended Devkits, RRKs and MRS for converged edge solutions can also be found on ESH.

Check out about Converged Edge Insights package today!

Learn more on Intel’s edge offerings on Edge Software Hub


Partner News & Collaboration

Partner News & Collaboration

AT&T and HPE Bring Low-Latency Edge Computing to Enterprises

As enterprises improve operations, customer experience and competitiveness, AT&T delivers low-latency solutions combining 4G/5G wireless network connectivity and HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems powered by Intel® processors.

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Intel, Kaloom Create P4-programmable Network Solutions

P4 is a programming language for networks and enables protocol flexibility, integrated network functions, and in-band network telemetry for data center, enterprise, and service provider networks. Intel and Kaloom have created advanced network systems with the P4 programming language and Intel® Tofino family of Ethernet switch ASICs to deliver fully programmable, cloud-native networking solutions for distributed edge data centers.

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Amdocs SmartRAN Analytics Offers Critical 5G vRAN Optimization

Amdocs SmartRAN near-real-time optimization solution delivers better quality of service on virtual radio access networks (vRAN). The company is the first to demonstrate massive multi-antenna use case from the O-RAN Alliance.

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Intel Tests Versa Operating System (VOS) SD-WAN on HPE Telco Blueprint Solutions

In order to quantify the performance of virtualized SD-WAN solutions, Intel coordinated a test of the Versa Networks SD-WAN software running on a uCPE from Hewlett Packard Enterprise with Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenStack Platform. In an optimized environment, the tests showed consistent, repeatable, and deterministic SD-WAN performance.

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Rohde & Schwarz Tests Deep Packet Inspection for 5G Networks

Deep packet inspection (DPI) is a critical element of 4G/5G wireless networks as it is mandatory for application awareness and flow prioritization for proper service delivery and high quality of experience. Tests of R&S®PACE 2 DPI performance show a 33.8% increase on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor-based servers when upgrading to a new CPU and demonstrate the performance impact between aligned vs misaligned non-uniform memory access (NUMA) in dual socket systems.

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T-Systems uses Intel SGX to enable Privacy in the Cloud

Security is almost always one of the top-of-mind concerns as customers contemplate deploying solutions in cloud infrastructure. Government regulations for data privacy have often served as a barrier to cloud deployments. T-Systems (a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom) has teamed up with Intel and Scontain to develop a high performance, security-enhanced cloud infrastructure based on Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)  that will appeal to customers seeking  privacy in public and managed cloud infrastructure. This white paper documents the capabilities, rationale and benefits of the solution and potential extended use cases.

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Performance-optimized Ceph Storage with Flexible and Tiered Storage

To meet throughput-optimized and IOPS-intensive workloads, QCT QxStor Ceph solution offers customers different configurations with tiered storage. Collaborating with Intel, QCT adopts Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X and Intel® Cache Acceleration Software (Intel® CAS) to increase Ceph Bluestore performance through intelligent caching, and allow bigger, more affordable data sets. It can accelerate applications, reduce transaction costs for latency-sensitive workloads, and improve overall data center TCO.

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Telecom Workload Placement and Affinity Model Solution Brief

This brief provides telecom planners and architects with an analysis that guides the decision making for workload placement based on network deployment model.

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Wipro to Deliver Engineering Services for OpenNESS

Wipro will collaborate with Intel to offer engineering services support required for commercialization of solutions built on OpenNESS toolkit. This builds upon an ongoing collaboration on innovative 5G and edge solutions that utilize Intel’s FlexRAN software reference architecture and OpenNESS.

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Social Hub

Social Hub

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

Don’t miss these upcoming webinars:

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 on October 29

Open uCPE – Showcase, with Eitan Schwartz, VP Service Provider LoB at RAD and Nati Shalom, CTO at Cloudify on October 15

Converged Telco and Enterprise Automation and Orchestration Platforms, with Ravikumar Alluboyina, Robin.io and Srinivassa R Addepalli, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel on October 13

Achieving Multi-cloud Portability, with Dr. Mark Mortensen, Principal Analyst, ACG Research; Duncan Curry, Global ISV Telecommunications Buisiness Director, Red Hat; Zeev Likwornik, Cloud Technologies Lead – Strategy, Business Development & Marketing, Amdocs; Ofek Ben-Arie, Microservices360 Principal Technical Product Manager, Amdocs; and William Crowe, Partner Solution Architect, Intel on October 15

Edge KPIs: Taking Control of Performance, with Ashok Kumar, Principal Architect and Manik Sidana, Technical Project Manager at VoerEir India Pvt Ltd

SD-WAN for the Digital Transformation, with Charuhas Ghatge, Senior Portfolio Marketing Manager, Nuage Networks from Nokia

CNF Friendly Networking for Telco/Edge Kubernetes Platforms, with Shravan Vallala, Senior Principal Engineer, Robin.io and Srinivasa R Addepalli, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel

Wireline Access Evolution to a Next Generation Central Office, with Rosaria Persico, Senior System Engineer, Technology Evolution, TIM and Paul Mannion, Market Segment Director for Wireline Access Evolution, Intel

Hardware-based Network Interfaces in Vendor-Agnostic OSS Infra Reference Models, with Beth Cohen, Verizon; Bob Monkman, Intel; Phil Robb, Ericsson; Scot Steele, AT&T; and Nick Chase, Mirantis

Using uCPE to Power Today’s Services and Tomorrow’s Innovation, with Prayson Pate, CTO Edge Cloud, ADVA and Mirko Voltolini, Global Head of Network On Demand, Colt Technology Services

Customer Experience 2.0 in a 5G World, with Davide Motta, Head of Product, Anritsu Service Assurance

Delivering Agility, Flexibility & TCO Reduction with Cloud-Native Open RAN, with Amit Ghadge, Director, Product Marketing, Parallel Wireless




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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