Intel remains committed to their plan to launch four new Xeon architectures within 2 years.
During the Data Center and AI Investor Webinar, Intel confirmed its plans on how to handle the upcoming release of AMD EPYC CPUs codenamed Bergamo. This product uses a high-core density architecture based on the Zen4c design. Intel has plans for its own “Atom/Efficient” core architecture for its Xeon series.
Intel will divide its Xeon CPU offerings between performance and efficiently optimized architectures. So far Intel’s Xeon series has only included the former. Xeon based on E-core will provide better power efficiency.
Sierra dan Clearwater Forest, Xeon dengan Efficient Cores
In 2024 Intel will launch a product with the codename Sierra Forest. Intel confirmed that this design will use up to 144 Efficient Cores. According to Intel, this architecture is in ‘excellent silicon health’ and remains on track for launch in the first half of 2023. Intel reiterated its plans to deploy Intel 3 process nodes for this architecture.
Intel also revealed that Sierra Forest and Granite Rapids will share the same platform, codenamed “Birch Stream”. As per the presentation, Granite will follow Sierra Forest.
Furthermore, Intel has also confirmed a successor for Sierra. A product with the codename “Clearwater Forest” and this is official, not just a rumour. This architecture will launch in 2025, and will use Intel 18A nodes. This is the first confirmed Xeon CPU using this technology.
Emeralds and Granit Rapids, Xeons with Performance Cores
Intel also repeated its plans to launch 5th Gen Xeon Scalable “Emerald Rapids” in the fourth quarter of this year. This product will be a direct successor to Sapphire Rapids which uses the same platform.
At the event, Intel showcased the first die for Emeralds Rapids, which consists of two compute dies:
Additionally, the 6th Generation Xeon series “Granite Rapids” was demoed at the webinar featuring 1.5 TB/s DDR5 memory bandwidth. This is an 80% increase over the current server product. This series is confirmed to support up to DDR5-8800 in MCR (Multiplexer Combined Rank) mode.
Source: Intel via Videocardz
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