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Intel Unveils 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable and Xeon Max

January 16, 2023
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After a long delay, Intel has finally launched their most important product with the 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (code-named Sapphire Rapids), the Intel® Xeon® CPU Max Series (code-named Sapphire Rapids HBM), and the Intel® Data Center GPU Max Series (code-named Ponte Vecchio), to deliver their customers a huge generational leap in performance, efficiency, and capabilities for any and all HPC enterprise workloads.

4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable

With Intel’s new architecture offering improved performance per core, the 4th Gen Xeon is able to perform on average 2.9x times higher performance per watt efficiency than the last generation. Intel’s SKU stack ranges from 8 cores all the way up to 60 cores per socket that supports 1, 2, 4, or 8 socket systems. The potential density is extremely high for those looking to run numerous VMs. Accompanied by DDR4, 80 PCIe5 lanes, and CXL 1.1 support, the 4th Gen Xeon platform advances and improves its memory and IO for highly performant increases.

Xeon Platinum 8400 Series Processors

4th Gen Intel Xeon Platinum 8400 processors are the foundation for security-enabled, agile, and hybrid cloud data centers designed for advanced data analytics, AI, high-density infrastructure, and multi-cloud workloads. These processors deliver high levels of performance, platform capabilities, and industry-leading workload acceleration.

Xeon Gold 6400 & 5400 Series Processors

Intel Xeon Gold 6400 and Intel Xeon Gold 5400 processors are optimized for demanding mainstream data centers, multi-cloud computing, and network and storage workloads. With support for higher memory speeds and enhanced memory capacity, these processors deliver improved performance, enhanced memory capabilities, hardware-enhanced security, and workload acceleration.

Xeon Silver 4400 Series and Bronze 3400 Processors

Intel Xeon Silver 4400 and Bronze 3400 processors deliver essential performance, improved memory speed, and power efficiency. They offer the hardware-enhanced performance required for entry-level data center computing, network, and storage.

Intel Xeon Max

Alongside the release of their enterprise CPU, Intel unveiled a new processor to add to their lineup. The Intel Xeon CPU Max Series is the only x86-based processor with high-bandwidth memory (HBM). Architected to supercharge the Intel Xeon platform with HBM, Intel Max Series CPUs deliver up to 4.8x better performance compared to the competition on real-world workloads, such as modeling, artificial intelligence, deep learning, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics.

The Intel Xeon Max will feature up to 56 performance cores and 64GB of HBM2e memory. With a single-chip solution that houses the computer and memory, the bandwidth and speed can increase exponentially through distance from the CPU alone. Couple the Intel Xeon Max with DDR5 for added memory for a near-never shortage on the most memory-intensive tasks such as training extremely dense workloads.

Workloads such as training Large Language models saw a drastic 20x speed up on Numenta-Optimized BERT-Large. The Xeon Max also achieved 12.8x greater performance than the prior 3rd Gen Xeon when crunching LAMPPS molecular dynamics simulation. To bring the Xeon Max down to earth, it still showcases staggering capabilities providing up to 3.7 times more performance on real-world applications like energy and earth system modeling.

Closing Thoughts

Intel 4th Gen Xeon delivers a very complete list of data center server processors that offer a wide range of processors for any specific use case or application. From General Purpose to Cloud, Database, Analytics, Networking, Storage, and more, there are 47 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and 5 Intel Xeon Max to choose from. Here’s a quick list from Intel that shows which SKU is suitable for what application.

intel xeon scalable and xeon max product SKU stack

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Intel Unveils 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable and Xeon Max

January 16, 20234 min read

After a long delay, Intel has finally launched their most important product with the 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (code-named Sapphire Rapids), the Intel® Xeon® CPU Max Series (code-named Sapphire Rapids HBM), and the Intel® Data Center GPU Max Series (code-named Ponte Vecchio), to deliver their customers a huge generational leap in performance, efficiency, and capabilities for any and all HPC enterprise workloads.

4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable

With Intel’s new architecture offering improved performance per core, the 4th Gen Xeon is able to perform on average 2.9x times higher performance per watt efficiency than the last generation. Intel’s SKU stack ranges from 8 cores all the way up to 60 cores per socket that supports 1, 2, 4, or 8 socket systems. The potential density is extremely high for those looking to run numerous VMs. Accompanied by DDR4, 80 PCIe5 lanes, and CXL 1.1 support, the 4th Gen Xeon platform advances and improves its memory and IO for highly performant increases.

Xeon Platinum 8400 Series Processors

4th Gen Intel Xeon Platinum 8400 processors are the foundation for security-enabled, agile, and hybrid cloud data centers designed for advanced data analytics, AI, high-density infrastructure, and multi-cloud workloads. These processors deliver high levels of performance, platform capabilities, and industry-leading workload acceleration.

Xeon Gold 6400 & 5400 Series Processors

Intel Xeon Gold 6400 and Intel Xeon Gold 5400 processors are optimized for demanding mainstream data centers, multi-cloud computing, and network and storage workloads. With support for higher memory speeds and enhanced memory capacity, these processors deliver improved performance, enhanced memory capabilities, hardware-enhanced security, and workload acceleration.

Xeon Silver 4400 Series and Bronze 3400 Processors

Intel Xeon Silver 4400 and Bronze 3400 processors deliver essential performance, improved memory speed, and power efficiency. They offer the hardware-enhanced performance required for entry-level data center computing, network, and storage.

Intel Xeon Max

Alongside the release of their enterprise CPU, Intel unveiled a new processor to add to their lineup. The Intel Xeon CPU Max Series is the only x86-based processor with high-bandwidth memory (HBM). Architected to supercharge the Intel Xeon platform with HBM, Intel Max Series CPUs deliver up to 4.8x better performance compared to the competition on real-world workloads, such as modeling, artificial intelligence, deep learning, high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics.

The Intel Xeon Max will feature up to 56 performance cores and 64GB of HBM2e memory. With a single-chip solution that houses the computer and memory, the bandwidth and speed can increase exponentially through distance from the CPU alone. Couple the Intel Xeon Max with DDR5 for added memory for a near-never shortage on the most memory-intensive tasks such as training extremely dense workloads.

Workloads such as training Large Language models saw a drastic 20x speed up on Numenta-Optimized BERT-Large. The Xeon Max also achieved 12.8x greater performance than the prior 3rd Gen Xeon when crunching LAMPPS molecular dynamics simulation. To bring the Xeon Max down to earth, it still showcases staggering capabilities providing up to 3.7 times more performance on real-world applications like energy and earth system modeling.

Closing Thoughts

Intel 4th Gen Xeon delivers a very complete list of data center server processors that offer a wide range of processors for any specific use case or application. From General Purpose to Cloud, Database, Analytics, Networking, Storage, and more, there are 47 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and 5 Intel Xeon Max to choose from. Here’s a quick list from Intel that shows which SKU is suitable for what application.

intel xeon scalable and xeon max product SKU stack

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