In early April last year, Intel released a second-generation Tolnet Extensible Processor, codenamed Cascade Lake, with a process and architecture of 14nm Skylake-SP, but in response to the growing number of AMD stakes, Intel created the top-of-the-line Kwon Platinum 9200 series in a two-core package, up to 56 core 112 threads.
Intel’s existing architecture has a maximum of 28 cores, and the Jinqiang Platinum 9200 series with the help of the “glue big method”, the realization of 32 cores, 48 cores, 56 cores, and has a maximum of 77MB of three-level cache, but also support 12 channels of DDR4-2933 memory, but the cost is also very large, the thermal design power up to the highest up to the horror of 400W.
They also use the BGA integrated package design, rather than the independent LGA slot, so it will not sell alone, customers can only buy from Intel a complete set of solutions, estimated also because the chip is too large, complex, the average customer is not at all uncertain.
As for the price, Intel has never announced, withmedia saying it would be worth at least one kidney, and perhaps even an arm.
For such “monsters”, the industry customers are not interested, previously only in the two TOP500 super-count to see their figure.
Now, based on the Xeon Platinum 9200 series, Penguin Computing has created a new server solution, “Relion XO1122eAP”, with intel-designed S9200WK node solutions, each 1U server has four top-of-the-line Xeon Platinum 9282, for a total of 224 core48 threads.
Each rack contains 34 such 1U servers, providing a total of 7,616 cores and 15,232 threads.
In order to plug so many ultra-high power processors, Penguin Computing had to redesign the system to power, heat, and even divert power out.
The server scheme is scheduled to ship in September, but i don’t know who will buy it? As for the price, it’s still tight-lipped.