Intel has announced its next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor family (codenamed Cooper Lake) 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.
The breakthrough platform performance delivered within the high-core-count Cooper Lake processors will leverage the capabilities built into the Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 series, which today is gaining momentum among the world’s most demanding HPC and AI customers, including HLRN, Advania and others.
“We are excited about the early customer deployments of the Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 series that we introduced as part of our 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor family. Bringing a 56-core processor into our mainline Intel Xeon Scalable processor family in the next generation will further expand our ability to address customer needs for the highest levels of performance in artificial intelligence, high performance computing and high density infrastructure.” said Lisa Spelman, vice president and general manager of Data Center Marketing, Intel Corporation
The next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processor platform will deliver twice the processor core count, higher memory bandwidth, and higher AI inference and training performance compared to the standard Intel Xeon Platinum 8200 platforms. Cooper Lake will be the first x86 processor to deliver built-in AI training acceleration through new bfloat16 support added to Intel Deep Learning Boost (Intel DL Boost). Cooper Lake will also have platform compatibility with the upcoming 10nm Ice Lake processor.
For more than 20 years, Intel Xeon processors have delivered the platform and performance that gives data centre customers flexibility and performance for their computing needs. Next-generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors (Cooper Lake) build off Intel’s uninterrupted server processor track record by delivering performance for customers’ real-world workloads and business application needs.
The new Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 processors are available for purchase now as part of a pre-configured systems from select OEMs, including Atos, HPE, Lenovo, Penguin Computing, Megware and authorised Intel resellers.