Advanced Features Are Designed into the Silicon

Synergy among compute, network, and storage is built in. Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors optimize interconnectivity with a focus on speed without compromising data security. Here are just a few of the value-added features:

Optimize Performance

New features such as Intel® Advanced Vector Extension 512 (Intel® AVX-512) improve with workload-optimized performance and throughput increases for advanced analytics, high performance computing (HPC) applications, and data compression.

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Accelerate Critical Workloads

Speed up data compression and cryptography with integrated Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT).

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Operate More Efficiently

High-speed Integrated Intel® Ethernet (up to 4x10GbE) helps reduce total system cost. It also lowers power consumption and improves transfer latency of large storage blocks and virtual machine migration.

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Improve Security

Deploy hardware-enhanced security to protect data and system operations without compromising performance.

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New Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are now available in four feature configurations:

Platinum

Platinum

Intel® Xeon® Platinum processors offer the industry’s best performance for mission-critical and hybrid cloud workloads, real-time analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, with monumental leaps in I/O, memory, storage, and network technologies.

CPU cores: Up to 28
Socket configurations: 8+
Memory: Up to 12 TB

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Gold

Gold

Intel® Xeon® Gold processors offer high performance, advanced reliability, and hardware-enhanced security optimized for demanding data center, hybrid-cloud compute, network, and storage workloads.

CPU cores: Up to 22
Socket configurations: Up to 4
Memory: Up to 6 TB

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Silver

Silver

Intel® Xeon® Silver processors offer the hardware-enhanced performance and security required for data center compute, network, and storage optimized for midsized and growing IT organizations.

CPU cores: Up to 12
Socket configurations: Up to 2
Memory: Up to 1.5 TB

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Bronze

Bronze

Intel® Xeon® Bronze processors are performance optimized for small business and basic storage servers.

CPU cores: Up to 8
Socket configurations: Up to 2
Memory: Up to 1.5 TB

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Make Data Your Hardest Working Asset

Turn Data into Decisions—Faster Than Ever

Up to

5x

Analytics (4S database vs. installed base)1 2

Up to

2.2x

AI/deep learning training (vs. prior generation)3

Up to

65%

Lower total cost of ownership (TCO)4

Scale for Success

Push your business further and faster, with solutions based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

Manage compute-hungry, data-rich workloads including Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and visual computing with a leap in performance, data center design, and capabilities.

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Capitalize on cloud economics with flexible, optimized industry-standard servers, and virtualized, orchestrated network services.

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Manage large, complex data sets, gain insights more quickly, accelerate product innovation, and drive scientific explorations that were never before possible.

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Scale up quickly and seamlessly for 2.1X deep learning performance over previous generations, maximum flexibility with AI and combination workloads, and server-class reliability.

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See How It’s Done

Independent software vendors (ISV) are already putting Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors to work. Read use cases from across industries and technology segments.

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Product and Performance Information

1

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit https://www.intel.sg/benchmarks.

2

Up to 5x claim based on OLTP warehouse workload: 1-Node, 4 x Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4870 on Emerald Ridge with 512 GB total memory on Oracle Linux* 6.4 using Oracle 12c* running 800 warehouses. Benchmark: HammerDB, Score: 2.46322e+006 higher is better vs. 1-Node, 4 x Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor on Lightning Ridge SKX with 768 GB total memory on Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.3 using Oracle* 12.2.0.1 (including database and grid) with 800 warehouses. Score: 1.2423e+007.

3

Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor compared to Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2699 v4 NOTE: 113x gain in last 2 years, using optimized frameworks & optimized Intel® MKL Libraries compared to Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2699 v3 with BVLC-Caffe Platform: 2S Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 CPU @ 2.50GHz (28 cores), HT disabled, turbo disabled, scaling governor set to “performance” via intel_pstate driver, 384GB DDR4-2666 ECC RAM. CentOS* Linux release 7.3.1611 (Core), Linux kernel 3.10.0-514.10.2.el7.x86_64. SSD: Intel® SSD DC S3700 Series (800GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC). Performance measured with: Environment variables: KMP_AFFINITY='granularity=fine, compact‘, OMP_NUM_THREADS=56, CPU Freq set with cpupower frequency-set -d 2.5G -u 3.8G -g performance

Deep Learning Frameworks: Caffe*: (http://github.com/intel/caffe/), revision f96b759f71b2281835f690af267158b82b150b5c. Inference measured with “caffe time --forward_only” command, training measured with “caffe time” command. For “ConvNet” topologies, dummy dataset was used. For other topologies, data was stored on local storage and cached in memory before training. Topology specs from https://github.com/intel/caffe/tree/master/models/intel_optimized_models (GoogLeNet, AlexNet, and ResNet-50), https://github.com/intel/caffe/tree/master/models/default_vgg_19 (VGG-19), and https://github.com/soumith/convnet-benchmarks/tree/master/caffe/imagenet_winners (ConvNet benchmarks; files were updated to use newer Caffe prototxt format but are functionally equivalent). Intel C++ compiler ver. 17.0.2 20170213, Intel MKL small libraries version 2018.0.20170425. Caffe run with “numactl -l“.

Platform: 2S Intel® Xeon® CPU E5-2697 v2 @ 2.70GHz (12 cores), HT enabled, turbo enabled, scaling governor set to “performance” via intel_pstate driver, 256GB DDR3-1600 ECC RAM. CentOS Linux release 7.3.1611 (Core), Linux kernel 3.10.0-514.21.1.el7.x86_64. SSD: Intel® SSD 520 Series 240GB, 2.5in SATA 6Gb/s, 25nm, MLC.

Performance measured with: Environment variables: KMP_AFFINITY='granularity=fine, compact,1,0‘, OMP_NUM_THREADS=24, CPU Freq set with cpupower frequency-set -d 2.7G -u 3.5G -g performance

Deep Learning Frameworks: Caffe*: (http://github.com/intel/caffe/), revision b0ef3236528a2c7d2988f249d347d5fdae831236. Inference measured with “caffe time --forward_only” command, training measured with “caffe time” command. For “ConvNet” topologies, dummy dataset was used. For other topologies, data was stored on local storage and cached in memory before training. Topology specs from https://github.com/intel/caffe/tree/master/models/intel_optimized_models (GoogLeNet, AlexNet, and ResNet-50), https://github.com/intel/caffe/tree/master/models/default_vgg_19 (VGG-19), and https://github.com/soumith/convnet-benchmarks/tree/master/caffe/imagenet_winners (ConvNet benchmarks; files were updated to use newer Caffe prototxt format but are functionally equivalent). GCC 4.8.5, Intel MKL small libraries version 2017.0.2.20170110.

4

Up to 65% lower 4-year TCO estimate example based on equivalent rack performance using VMware ESXi* virtualized consolidation workload comparing 20 installed 2-socket servers with Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690 (formerly “Sandy Bridge-EP”) running VMware ESXi* 6.0 GA using Guest OS RHEL* 6.4 compared at a total cost of $919,362 to 5 new Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 (Skylake) running VMware ESXi* 6.0 U3 GA using Guest OS RHEL* 6 64 bit at a total cost of $320,879 including basic acquisition. Server pricing assumptions based on current OEM retail published pricing for 2-socket server with Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690 v4 and 2 CPUs in 4–socket server using E7-8890 v4 – subject to change based on actual pricing of systems offered.