With each new generation of processor, performance gains are a natural expectation but the 4th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor, formally named Sapphire Rapids, takes a completely new approach to processor design that delivers greater performance and hardened security both of which are critically important to decision makers deploying servers for various markets including AI, analytics, storage, networking, data center, HPC, and enterprise.
The 4th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor is based on a completely new architecture that uses a multi-unit design consisting of four tiles connected by Intel’s embedded bridge technology. Although the processor acts as one SOC, each thread has access to all the resources on all tiles which provides consistently low latency across the entire chip.
- New Tile Architecture on Intel 7 Manufacturing Node
- Increased Core Count, Up to 56
- Integrated and New Accelerator Engines
- Improved I/O
- Compute Express Link (CXL) 1.1
- PCIe Gen 5
- UPI 2.0
- Improved Memory with DDR5 Support
- Specific HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) SKUs
- Optane Support
To improve overall processor efficiency and security, the 4th Generation Intel Xeon processor leverages specific accelerators that are integrated with the chip on the four different tiles. These accelerators allow highly compute intensive tasks that would have consumed CPU resources to be offloaded to the accelerator which dramatically improves core utilization and performance.
Why Accelerators Matter
It is predicted that by 2025, 90% of all enterprise applications will include some level of AI. Additionally, in the past year nearly 63% of all enterprises were breached to some extent so designing and integrating accelerators that help boost AI performance and help bring a zero trust security strategy to life while increasing overall performance make the 4th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processor the best and most flexible choice no matter the deployment path.
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