The scalable Intel® Xeon® processors are the foundation for data-centric innovations, opening up a whole range of possibilities, particularly through the processors’ hardware-based security and flexible service delivery. Performance demanding and sophisticated applications such as in-memory analysis, artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, high-performance computing (HPC), network transformation as well as hybrid cloud infrastructures are easily supported.
To give you a small insight into the popular scalable 2nd generation processors, here is a small overview with the most important information.
Intel® Xeon® Bronze processors are the best entry-level model for smaller businesses and a basic memory server delivering affordable performance and hardware-enhanced security features. In addition, these processors come with reliable 2-socket scalability and support a maximum of 6 cores.
With Intel® Xeon® Silver processors, you get fundamental performance, improved RAM speed and energy efficiency. They are a step up on Bronze processors required in an entry-level data centre environment. A maximum of 16 cores are supported.
With up to 4-socket scalability and up to 18 or 24 cores, the Intel® Xeon® Gold processors are designed for high workloads. They feature improved performance characteristics, advanced reliability and hardware security thanks to higher memory capacities and speeds. The Intel® Xeon® Gold processors have been designed for demanding standard data centres, multi-cloud computing, and network/storage workloads.
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors lay the foundations for constant, flexible hybrid-cloud data centres. They have been specially designed for high-performance computing and artificial intelligence, machine learning, analyses and multi-cloud loads, made possible by impressive system data processing performance with two, four or more than eight processors. They also deliver exceptional performance and support the highest native DDR memory bandwidth of any Intel® Xeon® platform.
Data-centric workloads such as AI and analyses require ever greater server performance. IT modernisation enables faster development and deployment as well as scalable performance and infrastructure efficiency for your data centre. The right infrastructure can help you to achieve all these innovations.
Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost) was introduced in the scalable 2nd Generation Intel ® Xeon processors. This significantly accelerates AI inference performance, which in turn enables you and your organisation to run demanding inference workloads on your infrastructure. This technology keeps performance at a constant level so there is no degradation.
The latest innovations delivered by the 3rd Generation scalable Intel® Xeon® processors combine exceptional performance per core with up to 224 processor cores per 8-socket server, making them the first all-purpose CPUs that integrate and provide bfloat16 support. This is an Intel® DL Boost feature designed to significantly accelerate and expand AI training and inference compared to the scalable 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® processors.
The most popular AI systems have been performance-optimised to make the most of the latest features while maximising AI performance on 3rd Generation scalable Intel® Xeon® processors. This means you have a range of universal and cost-saving options for expanding, maximising and efficiently improving your IT infrastructure using the latest Intel technologies.
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