Intel has officially launched the Xeon Scalable Processors in order to provide a breakthrough performance to the businesses for handling compute-hungry tasks like real-time analytics, virtualized infrastructure, and high-performance computing. The launch has also marked advancements in terms of data center and network processors.
Reportedly, 500,000 Scalable Processors have been already sold to leading enterprise, high-performance computing, cloud and communication services provider customers. Customers will be able to avail a dramatic performance increase of 1.65x on average over previous iterations. Intel delivers industry-leading performance across the broadest range of workloads.
Intel Xeon Scalable Processors Launched to Offer the Next-Gen Business & Consumer Experience
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Moving on, Intel Xeon Scalable Processors render businesses with the richest suite of platform feature innovations thereby delivering significant performance increases across key workloads. These consist of the following:
Artificial Intelligence: 2.2x higher deep learning training and interference as compared to the previous generation and 113x deep learning performance gains as compared to a 3-year old non-optimised server system.
Networking: up to 2.5x increased IPSec forwarding rate for key networking applications compared to the previous gen.
Virtualization: Operations up to an estimated 4.2x more virtual machines (VMs) against a 4-year old system.
High-Performance Computing: up to a 2x FLOPs/clock improvement with Intel AVX-512 as well as integrated Intel Omni-Path Architecture ports.
Storage: Processes up to 5 times more Input/Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) with reduced latency of up to 70% versus the NVMe SSDs when combined with Intel® Optane™ SSDs and Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK).
Moving on to the features, these processors are equipped with a new on-die interconnects and memory controllers. The platform delivers optimized performance as well as reliability, security, and manageability required in data centers and networking infrastructure.
Some of the key features include the following:
Performance: An overall performance increase up to 1.65×2 versus the previous generation, and up to 5×19 OLTP warehouse workloads versus the current install base.
Agility: Compute, network and storage performance and software ecosystem optimizations make it ideal for data centers that dynamically self-provision resources based on workload needs.
Scalability: Offer up to 28 cores and up to 6 terabytes of system memory (4-socket systems), and scale to support 2-socket through 8-socket systems and beyond, powering entry-level workloads to the most mission-critical applications.
Data Security: Extended processor security features with Intel Key Protection Technology deliver enhanced protection to security key attacks.
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