What can be done with these processors?
This new generation has integrated process, security, AI, encryption and data transfer accelerators, which specializes them in processes to make them faster and with fewer resources. The key came from the analysis of the main business applications in the world and from discovering which were the most repeated processes, with this they designed structures in which the processor allocates specific resources for these repetitive tasks and allows freeing up cores for more complex tasks.
This brings advantages in two ways. The first is that more efficient servers can be built with fewer cores. In such a way that with a single processor powerful servers can be built that allow SMEs of practically any economic sector to have networks or private clouds or to improve their multichannel communication processes, improve the protection or management of databases.
On the other hand, it allows having more complex systems with less use of resources and reducing up to 10 times the amount of energy allocated to the servers. For example, through accelerators, companies can have Artificial Intelligence developments without the need to spend stratospheric amounts of money or require very large spaces.
For example, the Argentine Meteorological System migrated from a second generation of processors to this fourth, which will allow it to have more precise calculations, larger data analysis, more efficient systems, and less noise. Improving the accuracy and analysis of climate data for all of Argentina.
Sustainability as a flag
One of the current criticisms of the cloud and servers is their high energy consumption and the environmental impact they have. Especially since the user is not aware of their ecological footprint since it is not comparable, for example, with the use of the car, you know that you pollute but not how much or where.
Given this, Intel has tried to reduce its environmental impact, initially with processes to reduce the use of lithium and rare earths, and with processes that reduce its polluting footprint. For example, they treat the water used in the process of creating the processors, which returns it to the environment as treated water, compared to previous processes that emitted high contamination to the lake systems.
Lenovo developed the hardware also thinking of promoting conditions that reduce the consumption of its equipment, and that have a positive impact on what the installation involves, such as reducing the use of air conditioners to mitigate the heat produced by the processors or even be able to take the outgoing water as a source of heat.
This results in a lower impact on the environment of the technology we use every day and at the same time reduces costs for companies so that it is also profitable. A fundamental part of companies having a positive environmental impact is that it is also economically viable so that the cost of sustainability is not a premium paid by consumers
By creating complete systems of hardware and software processors, solutions can be adopted in a simpler way, allowing the modernization of companies and the reinvention of processes to be a constant cycle and that digital transformation is not considered as a leap, but as constant steps for the process of continuous improvement.
Although the adoption of these technologies in early stages can generate doubts about compatibility or errors due to introduction, it also allows companies to amortize their investments in an optimal way, since according to the same creators in a period of 4 years they can first be amortized teams and effectively see the growth effects of changing technology.
Expanding companies that seek to have a greater number of transactions, more robust databases, the inclusion of artificial intelligence or data encryption in their customer models, can benefit from the early adoption of the new generation.
It will only remain to test business capabilities and the adoption of digital technologies to find out if technology is growing at a faster rate than users can take.