Intel today issued an article, that disclosed the latest progress of the future generation of Xeon processors. Intel said the platform introduced a new energy efficiency core (E-core) architecture, coexisting with its existing performance core (P-core) architecture.
The fifth generation of Intel Xeon Scalable processors is introduced as follows:
- Based on System-on-Chips (SoCs), the new Intel Xeon platform offers enhanced scalability and flexibility to deliver a range of products that meet the growing scale, delivery and power efficiency needs of AI, cloud and enterprise applications. This innovative architecture also provides customers with a cost-effective price/performance ratio by offering two different socket-compatible processors that can easily handle most workloads and can be used interchangeably.
- Performance and power efficiency cores are based on shared intellectual property (IP), firmware and operating system software stacks
- High-speed DDR and new high-bandwidth MCR DIMMs
- New Intel Flat Memory technology supports hardware-managed data transfers between DDR5 and CXL memory, making total memory capacity visible to software
- CXL 2.0 support for all device types and compatibility with CXL 1.1
- Leading-edge I/O with up to 136 PCIe 5.0/CXL 2.0 lanes and up to six UPI links
- Energy-efficient core Intel Xeon Scalable processors, codenamed Sierra Forest, deliver density-optimized compute performance with industry-leading power savings. At the same time, its industry-leading power-performance density delivers superior performance benefits for cloud-native and hyperscale workloads.
- 2.5x higher rack density, 2.4x higher performance per watt
- Supports 1-way and 2-way servers with up to 144 cores per CPU and TDPs as low as 200 watts
- Leading instruction set with AVX for robust security, virtualization and AI scaling
- Basic in-memory RAS features standard on every Xeon Scalable processor, such as machine checking, data caching ECC
Performance-core Intel Xeon Scalable processors, codenamed Granite Rapids, are optimized for low total cost of ownership (TCO) for multicore performance-sensitive workloads and general-purpose computing workloads. While Intel Xeon Scalable processors have demonstrated leadership in AI performance, Granite Rapids will further enhance AI performance with built-in gas pedals that deliver significant performance and efficiency gains for targeted workloads.
- 2-3X performance improvement for hybrid AI workloads
- Enhanced Intel AMX support for new FP16 instructions
- Higher memory bandwidth, core count and cache for compute-intensive workloads
- Slot scalability with support for expansion from one to eight slots
Intel’s fifth-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, codenamed Emerald Rapids, are sampling to customers and are scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2023, Intel said. The energy-efficient core Intel Xeon Scalable processor codenamed Sierra Forest, is scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2024, with the performance-core Intel Xeon Scalable processor, codenamed Granite Rapids, to follow.