On the evening of February 24, Intel announced a full upgrade of the second generation OfeExscaling processor, optimized for performance and cost-effectiveness, for the cloud, network, edge areas, compared to the first generation of Seamount Gold, performance increased by an average of 36%, the price increase increased by 42%. And it’s still the only mainstream server processor on the market that integrates AI acceleration. The second-generation Scalability Isstrong, codenamed Cascade Lake, was released in April last year and has sold more than 30 million units so far, with hundreds of related systems.
The release of the new product is still 14nm process, a total of 18 different models, covering gold 6200, silver 4200, bronze 3200 three sub-series (higher-end platinum 8200/9200 sub-series temporarily put on hold), of which the R letter end of the two-way server, a total of 14, U, T suffix for the mainstream, entry-level single-way server, each have 1.
They are basically upgraded versions of existing second-generation models, either by increasing the number of cores, or by increasing the frequency, or by expanding the cache, or both, with prices remaining the same or reduced, while thermal design power consumption has generally increased.
Gold 6238R is the most representative example, compared to the gold medal 6238, the core number increased from 22 to 28. Frequency increased from 2.1-3.7GHz to 2.2-4.0GHz, three-stage cache from 30.25MB to 38.5MB, thermal design power consumption from only 140W to 165W, the price is still $2612.
There are also two new models, 8 core gold 6250, 12 core gold 6256, frequency is 3.9-4.5GHz, 3.6-4.5GHz, is the highest value in the industry, but the thermal design power consumption reached 185W, 205W, respectively.
They are optimized specifically for frequency-sensitive workloads such as financial transactions, simulation and modeling, high-performance computing, databases, and more.
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Intel said ecosystem partners are rolling out systems based on the new second-generation scalable capabilities, and more will be available in the coming weeks.
Next, Intel will launch a 14nm Cooper Lake, 10nm Ice Lake, two generations of Xeon scalable processors, all of which switch to the LGA4189 interface and are not compatible with existing platforms.