American Multinational Corporation Intel announced two new processors; its Cascade Lake AP and Xeon E-2100. The Cascade Lake is set to release in the first half of 2019, and Xeon E-2100 is available from today.
The Cascade Lake processor is designed for the purpose of high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) workloads. It has more memory channel than any other CPU. The multi-chip package delivers up to 48 cores per CPU and 12 DDR4 memory channel per socket. Cascade Lake belongs to the Cascade Lake family which has special instruction and supports Optane persistent memory.
The other processor Xeon E-2100 supports workloads that is suitable for entry-level servers. It has Intel’s Software Guard Extension (SGX) for data security. Software Guard Extension has been in previous generations of the Xeon family which provides hardware-based security and management features. Xeon E-2100 runs up to 4.7 GHz with six CPU cores and has the storage of 64GB and DDR4 2666 MHz RAM. The processor is suitable for small to medium-sized businesses and cloud service providers.
The company has promised more details of the Cascade Lake AP family which will be released next week in Texas, USA. The conference will be held on 11-16th November and is named as Supercomputing 2018.
Apart from that, the new chips of these two processors will benefit from the development of Intel as a “portfolio of workflow optimized silicon.” said Lisa Spelman, Vice President and General Manager of Xeon. She stated that she is designed to “meet the wide breadth of compute and process demands.”
In 2017, Intel made more than $1 billion in sales from Xeon processors that are used for Artificial Intelligence in the data center.
Intel is listed as the core count of these processors instead of the usual core count thread. The new processor will not have hyperthreading at all. Cascade Lake silicon will contain hardware fixes for most variants of the Spectre attacks.
The company claims that it has a 20% performance improvement over the current Xeon SPs. The new processors will include numerous instructions that are designed to enhance the performance of image matching algorithms that are 17 times faster than the current version of the Xeon SP family.
Regarding Xeon E-2100, these processors will be shipping today which are the single socket chips intended for small servers. The new Xeon versions will have an EEC memory with a server variant of the chipset.
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