3rd Generation Intel  Xeon  Scalable Processors

Support Expanding Workloads and DevOps

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Get faster insights from data intensive workloads,
speed time to market of new apps and services,
and deliver self-service & Dev-friendly tools.

Pervasive Performance to Propel Insights 

3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors deliver industry-leading, workload-optimized platforms with built-in AI acceleration, providing a seamless performance foundation to help speed data’s transformative impact, from the multi-cloud to the intelligent edge and back.

  • Enhanced Performance: Delivers multi-socket core count density with up to 28 cores per processor and up to 224 cores per platform in an 8-socket configuration, driving enhanced performance, throughput, and CPU frequencies compared to 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

  • Enhanced Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost) with VNNI and New bfloat16: Enhanced Intel® Deep Learning Boost with the industry’s first x86 support of Brain Floating Point 16-bit (blfoat16) and Vector Neural Network Instructions (VNNI) brings enhanced artificial intelligence inference and training performance, delivering up to 1.93x more AI training performance vs. the previous generation.

  • More Intel® Ultra Path Interconnect (Intel® UPI): Up to six Intel® UPI channels increase platform scalability and improve inter-CPU bandwidth for I/O- intensive workloads versus the previous generation, offering the perfect balance between improved throughput and energy efficiency.

  • Increased DDR4 Memory Speed & Capacity: Memory subsystem enhancements include support for up to 6 channels of DDR4-3200 MT/s and 16Gb DIMMs, with up to 256GB DDR4 DIMMs per socket.

  • Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512): Intel® AVX-512 boosts performance and throughput for the most demanding computational tasks in applications, such as modeling and simulation, data analytics and machine learning, data compression, visualization, and digital content creation. Now available with up to 2 Fused Multiply Add (FMA) instructions, beginning with Intel® Xeon® Gold 5300 processors.

  • Support for Intel® Optane™ SSDs and Intel® QLC 3D NAND SSDs: Delivers industry-leading combination of high throughput, low latency, high QoS, an ultra-high endurance to break through data access bottlenecks. With low-latency NVMe* interconnect, Intel’s low-overhead storage software, and our most advanced TLC 3D NAND, the all-new Intel® SSD D7-P5500 & P5600 series are designed to support the intense I/O requirements of AI and analytics workloads in data center and edge deployments.

Up to 1.93x more AI training performance for image classification vs. prior generation
Up to 1.92x higher cloud data analytics performance vs. 5-year old 4-socket platform
Business Resilience

3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with hardware-enhanced security can help thwart malicious exploits while maintaining workload integrity, with reduced performance overhead. Provide trusted service delivery with high availability and encryption efficiency at rest, in-use, and in-flight.

  • New Intel® Platform Firmware Resilience (Intel® PFR): An Intel® FPGA-based solution that can protect platform firmware, detect corruptions, and restore back to a known-good state.

  • Intel® Security Essentials and Intel® Security Libraries for Data Center (Intel® SecL - DC): Supports the building of a trusted, secure, and controlled cloud with hardware-enhanced root of trust.

  • Integrated Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT): Chipset-based hardware acceleration for growing compression and cryptographic workloads enables greater efficiency while delivering up to 100 GB/s enhanced data transport and protection across server, storage, and network infrastructure. Available on select Intel® C620A series chipsets.

Agile Service Delivery

The 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform brings innovations and hardware-enhanced virtualization across compute, network, storage, and persistent memory that help fuel cost-efficient, flexible, and scalable multi-cloud to consistently deliver amazing business-to-business and business-to-consumer experiences.

  • Intel® Speed Select Technology (Intel® SST): A collection of configurable processor features, Intel® Speed Select Technology (Intel® SST) enables the optimization of processing resources to enhance workload performance, increase utilization, and help to optimize platform TCO. Available on select 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

  • Support for Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory 200 series (Intel® Optane™ PMem): Complements DRAM by affordably enabling unprecedented system memory capacity to accelerate workload processing and service delivery. With module capacities up to 512 GB, Intel® Optane™ persistent memory 200 series— supported on 4-socket 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform designs—can deliver up to 3TB of persistent memory per socket.

    • For breakthrough system memory capacity, Intel® Optane™ persistent memory enables up to 4.5TB total memory per socket and 18TB total system memory when combined with DRAM (in supported 4-socket designs only).

    • Compared to the first generation, the Intel® Optane™ persistent memory 200 series delivers an average of 25% higher memory bandwidth.

  • Intel® Infrastructure Management Technologies: A framework for resource management, Intel® Infrastructure Management Technologies include Intel® Resource Director Technology (Intel® RDT) and Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) for platform-level detection, reporting, and configuration. This hardware-enhanced monitoring, management, and control of resources can help enable greater data center resource efficiency, utilization and security.

  • Application Device Queues (ADQ): An open technology on Intel® Ethernet 800 series network adapters, Application Device Queues offer application-specific, uncontended, smooth-flowing traffic because there is no sharing of traffic by other applications on these queues.

  • Intel® Stratix® 10 NX FPGA: Targeted for AI applications that require many variables to be evaluated in real-time across multiple nodes, the Intel® Stratix® 10 NX FPGA delivers exceptional performance for workloads such as natural language processing and financial fraud detection. Delivering accelerated AI compute with in-package high-bandwidth memory, accelerated matrix and vector operations, and integrated high-throughput networking, this flexible FPGA can be reprogrammed and optimized as models change and scale.

Built-in AI Performance with Enhanced Intel® Deep Learning Boost, Now with bfloat16

Today’s scientific discoveries are fueled by innovative algorithms, new sources and volumes of data, and advances in compute and storage. Machine learning, deep learning, and AI converge the capabilities of massive compute with the flood of data to drive next-generation applications, such as autonomous systems and self-driving vehicles.

3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are built specifically for the flexibility to run complex AI workloads on the same hardware as your existing workloads. Enhanced Intel® Deep Learning Boost, with the industry’s first x86 support of Brain Floating Point 16-bit (blfoat16) numeric format and Vector Neural Network Instructions (VNNI), brings enhanced artificial intelligence inference and training performance, with up to 1.93X more AI training performance and 1.87X more AI inference performance for image classification vs. the prior generation.1 5 New bfloat16 processing support benefits AI training workloads in healthcare, financial services, and retail where throughput and accuracy are key criteria, like vision, natural language processing (NLP), and reinforcement learning (RL). Intel® Deep Learning Boost with bfloat16 delivers 1.7X more AI training performance for natural language processing vs. the prior generation.6 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors help to deliver AI readiness across the data center, to the edge and back.

 

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  • Enterprise & Government

  • Cloud Service Providers

  • Healthcare

  • Financial Services

  • Retail
     

Highlights for AI Innovation

  • Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8300 processors

  • Intel® Optane™ persistent memory 200 series

  • Enhanced DDR performance up to 3200 MT/s

  • Intel® Deep Learning Boost, now with bfloat16

  • More Intel® Ultra Path Interconnect (Intel® UPI) vs. previous generation

  • Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512

  • Intel® Omni-Path Architecture (Intel® OPA) Host Fabric Interface

  • Intel® Optane™ SSDs

 
Up to 1.87x more AI inference performance for image classification vs. prior generation
Up to 1.7x more AI training performance for natural language processing vs. prior generation
Up to 1.9x more AI inference performance for natural language processing vs. prior generation
Delivering Enhanced Per-Node Performance for Cloud, Analytics, and Mission Critical

Cloud and enterprise customers are keen to extract value from the exploding data streams being presented to them for rapid insights that can shape their business initiatives. Traditional and emerging applications in the enterprise, including predictive analytics, machine learning, HPC, and mission critical usages require new levels of powerful compute capabilities and massive tiered data storage volumes. The modernized data center is being architected using a converged and holistic approach that can flexibly deliver new services and improve TCO across infrastructure assets today while providing the most seamless and scalable on-ramp to a self-governing, hybrid data center.

The Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform delivers next-generation capabilities to businesses through a future-ready platform that can serve the hybrid-cloud, data-fueled era while helping to improve day-to-day operations. This versatile platform brings disruptive levels of compute performance, coupled with memory and I/O advances, to compute-hungry and latency-sensitive applications. Combined with innovative Intel® Optane™ SSDs and Intel® QLC 3D NAND SSDs to manage large data volumes across storage, caching, and memory, platforms built on the Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform are ready to handle the intense demands of the data and cloud era.

 

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  • Enterprise & Government

  • Cloud Service Providers

  • Manufacturing

  • Life Sciences

  • Oil and Gas

  • Financial Services

 

Highlights for Cloud Innovation

  • Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8300 and Gold 6300 processors

  • Intel® Optane™ persistent memory 200 series

  • More Intel® Ultra Path Interconnect vs. previous generation

  • Intel® Deep Learning Boost, now with bfloat16

  • Up to 224 cores per node in an 8-socket configuration

  • Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512, now with 2 FMA in Intel® Xeon® Gold 5300 processors

  • Intel® Omni-Path Architecture Host Fabric Interface

  • Intel® Optane™ SSDs

 
Process up to 1.98x more OLTP database transactions per minute vs. 5-year-old 4-socket platform
Enhanced VM Density Capabilities Per Node in a Scalable Design

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2nd Gen Intel  Xeon  Scalable Processor Family

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Rapid growth of digital services is driving demand for more virtual machines (VMs) in public and private data centers. To increase data center capacity and efficiency, IT organizations continually seek to increase VM performance and density, loading more and more VMs per server.

The 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform contains processors designed specifically to deliver enhanced VM density per node and seamless VM migration across five generations of Intel® Xeon® processors and platforms. This versatile platform enables higher resource utilization across processor, memory, storage, and I/O while meeting service-level agreements with fail-over and recovery solutions. Businesses can leverage the Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform to improve TCO by consolidating more applications to higher performing servers to optimize space, power, cooling, and maintenance costs. Combined with Intel® Optane™ persistent memory 200 series to rapidly provision VMs for improved infrastructure agility and scalability, platforms built on the Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform enable enterprises to improve configuration flexibility for load balancing, peak workload management, test, and development, and system maintenance.

 

Segments

  • Enterprise & Government

  • Cloud Service Providers

 

Highlights for VM Density

  • Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8300 processors

  • Intel® Optane™ persistent memory 200 series

  • Enhanced DDR performance with up to 3200 MT/s

  • More Intel® Ultra Path Interconnect vs. previous generation

  • Intel® Deep Learning Boost, now with bfloat16

  • Up to 224 cores per node in an 8-socket configuration

  • Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512

  • Intel® Omni-Path Architecture Host Fabric Interface

  • Intel® Optane™ SSDs

 
Up to 2.2x more VMs vs. 5-year-old 4-socket platform
Overview of 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8300 processors are the foundation for secure, agile, hybrid-cloud data centers. With enhanced hardware-based security and exceptional multi-socket processing performance, these processors are built for mission-critical, real-time analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and multi-cloud workloads.3 With trusted, hardware-enhanced data service delivery, these processors deliver improvements in I/O, memory, storage, and network technologies to harness actionable insights from our increasingly data-fueled world.

Designed for advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, and high-density infrastructure, new Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8300 processors deliver new levels of performance, platform capabilities and industry-leading workload acceleration.

  • Up to 28 cores per Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor

  • 6 memory channels per processor at up to 3200 MT/s (1 DPC)

  • Features Intel® Deep Learning Boost, now with bloat16 and VNNI for enhanced AI inference acceleration and performance
     

With support for higher memory speeds, enhanced memory capacity, and up to four-socket scalability, Intel® Xeon® Gold 6300 and 5300 processors deliver improved performance, enhanced memory capabilities, hardware-enhanced security, and workload acceleration. These processors are optimized for demanding mainstream data center, multi-cloud compute, and network and storage workloads. With up to four-socket scalability, they are suitable for an expanded range of workloads.

Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors for One and Two-socket Platforms

New 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are introduced first on platforms supporting four- and eight-socket designs. Coming soon, Intel will announce additional 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors to support one- and two-socket platform designs. These processors will deliver generational platform and technology advancements in 2020 and beyond for mainstream server use cases. Helping to deliver continued enhancements in two-socket server performance, Intel introduced new 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors in February 2020, offering enhanced performance and value for Intel® Xeon® Gold, Silver, and Bronze processors. Please visit newsroom.intel.com/news/xeon-scalable-5g-network-portfolio-launch/ for more information regarding new 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.