Intel has officially launched its pay-as-you-go CPU platform which will see system administrators pay to activate specific accelerators.
the new Intel OnDemand The SDSi service is expected to reduce the amount of hardware that the company sends while allowing customers to upgrade their hardware virtually.
The software is likely to use the company’s fourth generation Xeon Scalable Sapphire Rapids processors which is expected to finally launch in early 2023 after a number of delays.
Intel says the program will allow companies to reduce their investment in chips they don’t normally need, and will see Intel activate certain features on a pay-as-you-go, pay-as-you-go basis.
tom devices (Opens in a new tab) Reports that Intel wants to build Software Protection Extensions, Dynamic Load Balancer (DLB), Intel Data Stream Accelerator (DSA), Intel Internal Memory Analytics Accelerator (IAA), Intel In-Memory Analytics Accelerator, and Intel QuickAssist Technology ( QAT) are all available on request under this scheme.
Since there is no official announcement regarding the matter, Intel On Demand pricing has not been announced yet. Instead, the company updated their Intel page on demand (Opens in a new tab) Where it lists Lenovo as a provider of its consumption and activation models, companies like HPE and Supermicro focus instead on just one type of model.
according to log (Opens in a new tab)The activation model uses a one-time fee to unlock additional features, while the consumption model promises a “dynamic alignment” of infrastructure and demand.
It’s all in an effort to boost revenue as the company anticipates a turbulent few years of cutbacks ahead, starting with a $3 billion expense cut in 2023.