Intel’s 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable Processor (Ice Lake) offers many advances in technology including an increase in core count from 28 to 40, an increase in memory channels from 6 to 8 using DDR4, improved UPI throughput, support for Optane 200 PM, up to 6TB of system memory per socket, and an increase in PCIe lanes per CPU from 48 to 64 all of which are PCIe Gen 4. In addition to these improvements, the Intel 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable Processor is the only server CPU in the market with built in AI and security solution hardware accelerators including Intel Deep Learning Boost, Intel Software Guard Extensions, and Intel Crypto Acceleration. These accelerators are optimized by over 200 ISV developers who partner with Intel to develop and validate applications that deliver exceptional performance backed by generations of compatibility that can only be achieved with Intel server processors and platforms.
Key Benefits of the Intel 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable Processor
Higher Core Performance: Up to 8 memory channels including compatibility for Intel Optane 200 DC Persistent Memory supporting up to 6TB of system memory capacity per CPU socket when combined with traditional DRAM.
Greater memory Bandwidth/Capacity: Up to 40 Cores delivering high-performance and scalability for compute intensive workloads across compute, storage, and network usages.
Expanded I/O: 64 lanes of PCIe 4.0 bandwidth per processor delivering higher throughput for demanding I/O intensive workloads
Intel Advanced Security Solutions: Security of the processor and server platform continue to be of increasing importance. Intel’s 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable Processor family includes many new security features designed to harden and protect the server. Features include Intel SGX, Intel Crypto Acceleration, Intel Total Memory Encryption, and Intel Platform Resilience.
Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX): A security instruction set included in Intel 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable Processors that gives software developers the ability to split memory into 1TB encrypted areas called enclaves to protect the users most sensitive data.
Intel Total Memory Encryption (TME): Intel TME helps ensure that all memory accessed by the CPU is encrypted to help provide greater protection against hardware attacks on the system memory.
Integrated Intel Crypto Acceleration Technology: Provides a hardware based accelerator to handle growing compression and cryptographic workloads delivering greater efficiency while providing enhanced data transport security and protection across server, storage, and network infrastructures.
Intel Deep Learning Boost with VNNI: Intel Deep Learning Boost with Vector Neural Network Instruction (VNNI) brings enhanced artificial intelligence, and inference performance to help deliver AI readiness across the data center.
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel AVX-512): With double the FLOPS per clock cycle Intel AVX-512 boosts performance and throughput for the most demanding computational applications such as modeling, simulation, data analytics, machine learning, data compression, virtualization, and digital content creation.
Integrated Intel Crypto Acceleration Technology: Provides hardware based acceleration for growing compression and cryptographic workloads to deliver greater efficiency while providing enhanced data transport and protection across server, storage, and network infrastructure.
Intel VMB (Volume Management Device): Resolves many of the previous issues of using NVMe in RAID configurations by allowing support for hot swap, LED error notification, and the ability to use multiple drives in a RAID configuration.