Visual Workloads Demand a Modern Edge Infrastructure - A Guide for Enabling the Visual Cloud
Emerging visual cloud workloads will demand highly evolved data centers and edge networks. Providers need resilient, scalable infrastructures and the right combination of modern hardware, advanced software, and optimized open source components. Read this guide to help determine the right portfolio that meets your needs.
Cloud-based media processing and delivery demands in response to escalating video traffic across wired and wireless channels have become a vitally important service capability for CSPs, CoSPs, and Enterprises. The predominant use cases involving media workloads are live streaming, broadcast media, and over-the-top (OTT) media. The new Intel® Server GPU is ideal for high-density media transcode/encode for real-time over the top (OTT) video streaming. The Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512), makes it possible to accelerate high-quality video transcoding and streaming. Demanding tasks that are vital to a Visual Cloud environment gain performance boosts, including media analytics, video data encoding and decoding, digital content creation, 3D modeling and simulation, and visualization. Additional microarchitecture and instruction sets to drastically enhance visual cloud capabilities, like VNNI (Vector Neural Network Instructions) that improves performance of operations used in deep neural networks.
Media analytics performed on live media or distributed video streams can help service providers, content aggregators, and content delivery networks better understand the nature of the visual content and derive useful intelligence from it. By incorporating building blocks from the Open Visual Cloud, like key components of the OpenVINO™ toolkit and Scalable Video Technology, sophisticated media analytics applications can perform functions from surveying traffic patterns in a smart city to customized ad insertion and more. With billions of pieces of visual content exchanged daily, the market opportunities are expansive for creating new, useful services and adding features, and capabilities to existing services.
People can work collaboratively across 3D graphics applications remotely. With applications from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware, complex renderings, and visualizations can be handled by high-performance servers in a virtualized environment so remote desktop or remote rendering workloads can be adjusted dynamically to meet requirements. Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with the Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit (Render Kit) (part of the Open Visual Cloud) provide powerful and flexible CPU-based raytracing used extensively by professional Hollywood studios and the scientific visualization community.
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