Intel and Dell Technologies Are Powering 5G to Even Greater Heights - Here's How

Aug 05, 2021

UNICOM Engineering Intel and Dell Technologies

Don't look now, but 5G technology is about to become more critical to your organization than ever. Industry expert Gartner Group says that by 2025, 75% of all the world's data will be created and processed outside the cloud.

And, in the fast-approaching future, the definition of mobile computing will extend well beyond smartphones. Thanks to 5G's low-latency, high-bandwidth connectivity, we'll see innovations like connected transport, optimized manufacturing, smart retail, and more capable AI.

While faster wireless protocols and newer IoT devices play a crucial role in tomorrow's 5G, so will edge servers. That's because, for companies to make the most of faster data transmissions, business-critical processing will need to move closer to users, and that's where Intel and Dell Technologies can help.

Intel and Dell Technologies' Keys to 5G Technology–Faster Processing in More Powerful Servers

The future of 5G technology won't be complete without better servers. And what lies at the heart of all network appliances? CPUs.

The 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors not only offer better than ever processing for a variety of enterprise computing needs but are also engineered to improve on several wireless-specific metrics.

3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors–5G Performance Improvements

Intel is well-known for not holding back when it comes to development, and their innovations in 5G technology are no exception. However, it can be easy to forget that the true speed of our networks is ultimately bound by hardware. In our blog, Intel and UNICOM Engineering Driving How Wonderful Gets Done in 2021 with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-Based Servers, we explain some of the advantages of this recent generation. Below is a few additional gen over gen improvements of the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors:

  • 1.62x average performance improvement for network and communication workloads
  • 2x MIMO performance improvement to power the latest wireless antenna technology
  • Up to 1.76x enhanced DPDK L3 forwarding
  • Up to 1.63x Content Delivery Network (CDN) improvement throughput

Shortened time to deployment for:

  • Virtualized Radio Networks (vRAN)
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFVI)
  • Virtual CDN
  • Network Optimized N SKUs
  • Enhanced AVX-512
  • Intel Crypto Acceleration - which allows encrypted workloads to run without performance impact
  • Up to 36 latest-gen cores - providing greater throughput for virtualized networking and lower power requirements even for dense environments

Dell EMC 15G PowerEdge Server Enhancements for Telcos

Even the most powerful CPUs require the right server to support them. With its latest Dell EMC PowerEdge XR12 server for Telcos, we find a host of improvements over the previous model. To name a few, support for 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane Persistent Memory (PMem) come standard.

The Dell EMC PowerEdge XR12 platform also increases 2.5" drive support from two to six and offers PCIe Gen 4 support. The latest model also features increased port space and widens the operating temperature range from 5°C to 40 C to -5 C to 55 C.

Therefore, the combination of Intel processors and Dell EMC 15G PowerEdge servers brings the latest and most relevant computing power not only to the cloud and core data centers but out to the edge where, today and in the future, it's needed most.

Intel, Dell Technologies, and UNICOM Engineering–Delivering You Tomorrow's 5G Faster Than Ever

What do these improvements mean to your business and your customers? Instead of an add-on or afterthought, 5G can now be at the center of your organization's infrastructure conversation. And with AI, HPC, and IoT becoming more business-critical than ever, the low latency capabilities of 5G have arrived just in time to allow for better-than-ever deployments.

Finally, even though virtualization successfully disconnects applications from the physical servers, it's more dependent on processors and servers than ever. In other words, to enable virtual machines and networks to deliver on their benefits, the platforms that support them must be up to the challenge. A long list of enhancements in the most recent releases shows that Intel and Dell Technologies are here to help.

Your next step toward a successful 5G deployment is finding the right expertise to design and build it all. As both an Intel Technology Provider and a Dell Technologies OEM Solutions Titanium Partner, UNICOM Engineering has been driving seamless transitions with our partners for decades. Our wide-ranging expertise allows our customers to implement their solutions quickly and efficiently without needing to navigate the risks associated with bringing new products to market. Learn more about how UNICOM Engineering can help you transition to next-generation technologies like 5G. Contact us for more information by visiting our website and scheduling a consultation.


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