Tag Archives: Xeon

Intel Kills Knights Hill, Will Launch Xeon Phi Architecture for Exascale Computing

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In 2006, Intel decided to build a new GPU architecture, codenamed Larrabee. It didn’t work, so Intel decided to re-spin it as a manycore architecture dubbed Knights Ferry. While the first KNF processors were prototypes with literal GPU silicon still bolted on-die, follow-up chips like Knights Corner switched to a modified Pentium (P54C) architecture with x86 ISA support, 4-way SMT, and up to 1.2TFLOPS of double-precision performance. The Knights Landing architecture updated the CPU core ...

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ET Deals: Dell PowerEdge T30 Intel Xeon E3-1225 Quad-Core Server for $329

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If you’re in the market for an affordable tower server, today’s sale from Dell will definitely catch your eye. For a limited time, you can grab this quad-core PowerEdge T30 mini tower server at an astounding 52% discount. • Dell PowerEdge T30 Intel Xeon E3-1225 Quad-Core Server for $ 329 (List price: 329#T30) Inside, this server sports a Skylake quad-core 3.3GHz Intel Xeon Processor E3-1225 v5, integrated Intel HD Graphics P530, 8GB of UDIMM RAM ...

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Intel’s New Xeon W Chips Bring Skylake-SP to Enterprise, Workstation LGA2066 Sockets

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Earlier this year, Intel revamped its entire Xeon line, eliminating the previous E7, E5, and E3 families with a new scheme based around a confusing set of labels (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze). When it did so, it also launched a new lineup of Xeon parts based on its new Socket LGA3647. This left a significant gap in the company’s product family, between the LGA2066 consumer products and the enterprise LGA3647 designs. Now, Intel has launched ...

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AMD Epyc Faces Off With Intel Skylake-SP Xeon in Massive Server Battle

Last month, AMD launched its new server architecture, codenamed Epyc, in single-chip configurations of up to 32 cores. We already knew back then that Intel was prepping a massive Xeon refresh, starting with the Core X-Series (working on that, for the record) and following it up with a new lineup of Xeon parts with up to 28 cores, 56 threads, and a new L2 cache structure that quadrupled the amount of L2 while slashing the amount of L3 allocated per-core. On Monday, Intel launched roughly 50 SKUs in total, with ...

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AMD Looks to Crush Intel’s Xeon With New Epyc Server Chips

AMD has officially launched its new Epyc server CPU family in a bid to take the fight directly to the top of Intel’s highly profitable Xeon product lines. These chips are built on the same fundamental architecture as the company’s Ryzen CPU cores, and they’re aimed at the incredibly powerful data center market. AMD’s 32-core / 64-thread Epyc CPUs combine four eight-core dies, each connected to the other via the company’s Infinity Fabric. According to AMD, this approach is significantly cheaper than trying to pack 32 cores into a single ...

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Intel rebrands Xeon line, announces new chips based on Skylake

Last week, we discussed rumors that Intel would rebrand its Xeon products. The company has officially announced its new hardware naming system, and given some additional information on how and why it’s making this transition. Instead of naming chips with an E/EP/EX system (think Haswell-E), Intel will use metallic classifications to identify specific Xeon parts. This new branding system is being referred to as the Xeon Scalable Processor Family, and it includes a number of different technologies, as shown below: Omnipath, high-speed Internet, and SSDs all get a shout-out here, ...

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Intel announces major AI push with upcoming Knights Mill Xeon Phi, custom silicon

Intel is making a huge push into AI and deep learning, and intends to build custom variants of its Xeon Phi hardware to compete in these markets. Several months ago, the Santa Clara corporation bought Nervana, an AI startup, and this new announcement is seen as building on that momentum. AI and deep learning have become huge focuses of major companies in the past few years — Nvidia, Google, Microsoft, and a number of smaller firms are all jockeying for position, chasing breakthroughs, and building their own custom silicon solutions. ...

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IBM to deliver 200-petaflop supercomputer by early 2018; Cray moves to Intel Xeon Phi

More supercomputer news this week: The US is responding to China’s new Sunway TiahuLight system that was announced Monday, and fast. First, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory is expected to take delivery of a new IBM system, named Summit, in early 2018 that will now be capable of 200 peak petaflops, Computerworld reports. That would make it almost twice as fast as TaihuLight if the claim proves true. (We had originally reported in 2014 that both Summit and Sierra would achieve roughly 150 petaflops.) TaihuLight (pictured below) now sits ...

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Maingear launches 34-inch AIO desktop with liquid cooling and 18-core Xeon CPU

Share This article If you thought all-in-one PCs were lame and not worth your time, Maingear has one for CES 2016 that may finally grab your attention, although your wallet may cry out in pain as a result. The Alpha 34 is no ordinary AIO (all-in-one) desktop. For starters, it’s built around a 34-inch curved display with 3,840-by-1,440-pixel resolution. That’s seven inches larger and 1,280 extra pixels across compared with your average 1440p 27-inch display. Having a giant screen is great, but means nothing if you can’t play the latest ...

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