Next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors Introduced with Breakthrough Platform Performance
by Tech Mainstream Staff
August 6, 2019
Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 Processor, Image Credit: Intel
Today, Intel introduced the next-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family (codename Cooper Lake) which will
"offer customers up to 56 processor cores per socket and built-in AI training acceleration in standard socketed Intel Xeon Scalable processor offerings with availability starting in the first half of 2020."
Cooper Lake is the first x86 processor with built-in AI training acceleration via new bfloat16 support added to Intel® Deep Learning Boost® (Intel® DL Boost®).
The 56-core processor is part of the mainline next generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor family and will "further expand [Intel's] ability to address customer needs for the highest levels of performance in artificial intelligence, high performance computing and high density infrastructure." Besides having 56 processor cores, Cooper Lake will have higher memory bandwidth, and higher AI inference and training performance compared to the standard Intel Xeon Platinum 8200 platforms.
Intel Xeon processors have been used by IT professionals for twenty years now with great success for their computing needs. Cooper Lake is expected to rival the next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and "build off Intel’s uninterrupted server processor track record by delivering leadership performance for customers’ real-world workloads and business application needs."