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Intel Launch New Skylake-SP Xeon Processors

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It has been announced today that Intel will be releasing a new range of Enterprise Class Xeon processors based on the new Skylake-SP processor architecture. Four new classifications of processors will be introduced to denote the performance of the processor. These are the Intel Xeon Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze classification levels.

Intel Had This To Say About Their Upcoming CPU’s

The Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family is the new foundation for secure, agile, multi-cloud data centers. It represents the biggest platform advancements in this decade. The processor family is architected for exceptional workload-optimized performance and hardware-enhanced security. Designed for trusted data service delivery, the processor family is fuelled by significant leaps in I/O, memory, storage and network technologies.

Sampling today, and with broad availability in mid-2017, the Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable family has the design flexibility to thrive across common applications and mission critical operations or to harness actionable insights from advanced real-time analytics and emerging imperatives like artificial intelligence. This agility enables customers to seize new business opportunities from our increasingly data-fueled smart and connected world.

New Features

Performance Optimisation:- Intel are introducing new technologies in their Intel Xeon Products such as Intel® Advanced Vector Extension 512 also known as Intel® AVX-512 to increase performance and throughput. This will lead to faster turnaround times in advanced analytics, High Performance Computing tasks and data compression workflows.

Accelerate Critical Workloads:- Much faster data compression and cryptography due to Intel’s integrated Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT).

Operate More Efficiently:- Intel are now offering high speed Ethernet controllers integrated directly on the Intel Xeon CPU’s (up to 4x10GbE). This negates the need for separate controllers which helps to reduce total system costs and lowers power consumption whilst reducing transfer latency and virtual machine migration times.

Improve Security:- No system can ever be 100% protected but Intel are trying to ease users concerns by deploying hardware-enhanced security. This technology looks to protect data and system operations without compromising performance.

Product Range

Processors Cores / Threads Base Frequency Turbo Boost Cache
Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 Processor 28 / 56 3.80GHz 2.50GHz 38.5 MB L3
Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8168 Processor 24 / 44 3.70GHz 2.70GHz 33 MB L3
Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8153 Processor 16 / 32 2.80GHz 2.00GHz 22 MB L3
Intel® Xeon® Gold 6152 Processor 22 / 44 3.70GHz 2.10GHz 30.25 MB L3
Intel® Xeon® Gold 6142F Processor 16 / 32 3.70GHz 2.60GHz 22 MB L3
Intel® Xeon® Gold 6130F Processor 16 / 32 3.70GHz 2.10GHz 22 MB L3
Intel® Xeon® Gold 5120T Processor 14 / 28 3.20GHz 2.20GHz 19.25 MB L3
Intel® Xeon® Gold 5118 Processor 12 / 24 3.20GHz 2.30GHz 16.5 MB L3
Intel® Xeon® Gold 5115 Processor 10 / 20 3.20GHz 3.40GHz 13.75 MB L3
Intel® Xeon® Silver 4116 Processor 12 / 24 3.00GHz 2.10GHz 16.5 MB L3
Intel® Xeon® Silver 4114 Processor 12 / 24 3.00GHz 2.20GHz 13.75 MB L3
Intel® Xeon® Silver 4108 Processor 8 / 16 3.00GHz 1.80GHz 11 MB L3

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Workstation Specialists are working closely with Intel to develop a new range of fully customisable Intel Xeon based Workstations to be available shortly after the release of the processors (expected mid-2017). We look forward to seeing what the new generation of technology can do to improve workstation performance. Sign up to our mailing list below to receive new information as soon as we get it.

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