The shift to application and network virtualization by operators and service providers requires a new generation of multicore processors that are being introduced by many vendors. Cloud services are being delivered from hyper-scale data centers and through edge networks where support for virtual applications and virtualized networks requires servers with multicore processors that have many efficient cores, huge internal bandwidths and high-speed connectivity to memory and network interfaces. These requirements have driven the design of the latest multicore processors, which have been introduced during the second half of 2017 and into the start of 2018.
This report identifies and analyzes vendors developing high-performance multicore processors for networking and server systems. The report profiles the leading vendors and analyses both general-purpose and integrated multicore processors, identifying their key features and highlighting the advantages they hold for service providers and telecom solution providers. The report includes not only information on the chipsets, but also offers insights into how the overall multicore processor market is developing.