Solution Optimization at Hyperscale with Intel and Red Hat

By Daniel Fineberg,

Published:03/25/2014   Last Updated:03/25/2014

Red Hat and Intel collaborate energetically to ensure that binary code compatibility and optimization to deliver greater agility and lower TCO to customers. That includes optimizing platforms for virtualization and secure cloud computing.  For example, we’ve enabled Intel® Virtualization Technologies in RHEL6, RHEV and the upcoming RHEL7, and we’ve collaborated on Trusted Compute Pools with Open Attestation Technology (OAT) support in Fedora—we’re now working to make it available in the RHEL-OpenStack platform. 

Our efforts also involve engagement to ensure that solutions address emerging hyperscale needs of customers.  A great example is software optimization for Intel® Atom™ C2000 platforms.  The Intel architecture-based systems on a chip (SoCs) deliver single socket, low power, high-density shared infrastructure for light-weight workloads such as static web, entry dedicated hosting, cold storage, simple CDN, and caching.  Proponents of alternative CPU architectures will need to invest heavily to similarly support and maintain consistent application programming interfaces (APIs) and driver interfaces across different product lines from various OEMs.

Hardware technologies and software products from Intel and Red Hat are field-proven, with many years of continuous improvement in design and optimization.  They deliver three major advantages:

  • Scalability to support growth in user demand across many workloads.

  • Compatibility across the data center—without system or software vendor lock-in. 

  • Reliability through built-in management and security technology.

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Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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