Intel Xeon Cascade Lake ups the core count to 56

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 03 2019 @ 10:39 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
iNTC Cascade Lake Xeon
Intel teased its second-generation Xeon Scalable processors. Based on the Cascade Lake architecture, these chip will offer up to 56-cores, twelve memory channels, and a staggering 400W TDP. There will be over 50 models and all versions will feature Deep Learning (DL) Boost, a new instruction set to boost AI inferencing applications.
2nd-Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors – A Foundation for Data-Centric Transformation
The 2nd-Gen Intel Xeon Scalable platform provides the foundation for a powerful data center platform that creates an evolutionary leap in agility and scalability. Enterprises, cloud and communications service providers can drive forward their most ambitious digital initiatives with a feature-rich, versatile platform.

Intel Xeon Scalable processors deliver many new capabilities, including:
  • Support for Intel’s breakthrough Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory, delivering up-to 36TB of system-level memory capacity when combined with traditional DRAM.
  • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 ramps up-to 4.4GHz, alongside memory subsystem enhancements with support for DDR4-2933 MT/s and 16 Gb DIMM densities.
  • Built-in Intel® Deep Learning Boost delivers up to 14x2 inference throughput improvement, and combined with software optimized Intel® Distribution of OpenVINO™ toolkit Intel is accelerating the momentum of expanding artificial intelligence (AI) possibilities at the edge and inside the data center.1
  • Intel® Speed Select Technology provides enterprise and infrastructure-as-a-service providers more flexibility to address evolving workload needs. Intel’s new Xeon Scalable processors can be configured to performance settings of core counts and frequencies, effectively creating “Three CPUs in One.”
  • Enhanced Intel® Infrastructure Management Technologies to enable increased utilization and workload optimization across data center resources.
  • As part of Intel’s ongoing commitment to protect customers and their data, new side-channel protections are directly incorporated into hardware with the introduction of the 2nd-Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors.

    Intel® Xeon® Platinum 9200 processor – A New Class of Leadership Performance
    The Xeon Scalable Platinum 9200 processor is designed for high-performance computing (HPC), advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and high-density infrastructures. The new Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 processors feature up to 56 cores and 12 memory channels to deliver breakthrough levels of performance with the highest Intel architecture FLOPS per rack, along with the highest DDR4 native memory bandwidth support of any Intel Xeon processor platform.

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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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