Intel will officially introduce its 4th generation Xeon Scalable processors codenamed Sapphire Rapids on January 10, 2023. revealed on twitter this week. Some of Intel’s next-generation data center CPUs are already shipping to select customers, and real machines based on these processors will be available for purchase in January.
Mark your calendar. ✔️ 📅 The new data center launch event on January 10th will include 4th Gen Intel #XeonScalable processors. You can read more about building momentum and ongoing volume ramps here. https://t.co/NiB8IKEQvHNovember 1, 2022
Intel’s 4th Gen Xeon Scalable represents a major evolution of the company’s data center platform. Sapphire Rapids introduces an all-new microarchitecture to the data center, increasing the core count up to 60 cores. It also supports Advanced Matrix Extensions (AMX), Dynamic Load Balancer (DLB), Intel Data Streaming Accelerator (DSA), Intel In-Memory Analytics Accelerator (IAA), and Intel QuickAssist Technology (QAT) to accelerate specific workloads. to speed up. At the Eagle Stream platform level, Sapphire Rapids brings PCIe Gen 5 support on top of the CXL 1.1 protocol and brings DDR5 and HBM2E memory support to x86 CPUs.
Intel’s next-generation Xeon Scalable is mostly a combination of high core counts and dedicated accelerators, and since traditional servers used general-purpose CPUs and dedicated accelerators, the world of data centers of this scale has never been seen before. I couldn’t do it.
According to media reports, adding so many features increased the number of hardware bugs, about 500 of which Intel had to fix. Intel had to delay the CPU launch from 2021 to 2023 because he had to respin his Sapphire Rapids CPU 12 times.
Apparently, Intel’s Sapphire Rapids are in full swing now, and Intel can release these processors in bulk and for all kinds of clients. It remains to be seen how quickly Intel and its partners will be able to start mass-producing servers based on 4th Gen Xeon Scalable processors, but bearing in mind the server maker has been playing around with Eagle’s stream his platform for some time. Please put it inacceleration
Another interesting thing to note is that Intel’s Eagle Stream will also support Intel’s 5th Generation Xeon Scalable codenamed Emerald Rapids processors. But will they arrive on time?