Intel has announced the launch of its 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors along with multiple hardware and software AI products. These include the Intel Optane persistent memory 200 series, Intel SSD D7-P5500 and P5600, Intel Stratix 10 NX FPGAs, and software solutions as part of its Select Solutions portfolio.
The 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors (code-named “Cooper Lake”) has built-in AI acceleration, thanks to the integration of bfloat16 support into it’s DL Boost technology. Bfloat16 is a compact numeric format which can accelerate both AI training and inference performance in the CPU. The processor is also optimised for deep learning, virtual machine (VM) density, in-memory database, mission-critical applications and analytics-intensive workloads.
Along with the launch of these processors, Intel expanded its hardware AI portfolio. The Intel Optane persistent memory 200 series can provide customers up to 4.5TB of memory per socket to manage data intensive workloads and the Intel SSD D7-P5500 and P5600 use their latest triple-level cell (TLC) 3D NAND technology along with an all-new low-latency PCIe controller. The Intel Stratix 10 NX FPGAs, their first AI-optimized FPGAs is designed with high-bandwidth, low-latency AI acceleration in mind.
The 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processorsIntel Optane persistent memory 200 series, Intel SSD D7-P5500 and P5600 3D NAND SSDs are available today will be available for shipping to customers from today. The Intel Stratix 10 NX FPGA is expected to be available later in 2020.