Enterprise CPUs

One of the key drivers in the Arm server space over the last few years has been the cohesion of the different product teams attempting to build the next processor to attack the dominance of x86 in the enterprise market. A number of companies and products have come and gone (Qualcomm’s Centriq) or been acquired (Annapurna by Amazon, Applied Micro by Ampere), with varying degrees of success, some of which is linked to the key personnel in each team. One of our readers has recently highlighted us to a recent movement in this space: Gopal Hegde, the VP/GM of the ThunderX Processor Business Unit at Marvell, has now left the company.

Ampere’s Product List: 80 Cores, up to 3.3 GHz at 250 W; 128 Core in Q4

With the advent of higher performance Arm based cloud computing, a lot of focus is being put on what the various competitors can do in this space. We’ve covered...

18 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/23/2020

Intel Launches Cooper Lake: 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable for 4P/8P Servers

We’ve known about Intel’s Cooper Lake platform for a number of quarters. What was initially planned, as far as we understand, as a custom silicon variant of Cascade Lake...

100 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/18/2020

Intel Announces Xeon W-1200 Series: Comet Lake for Workstations, W480

Aside from Comet Lake vPro being announced today, Intel is also lifting the lid on a new series of processors: W-1200. This line of parts are analogous to Intel’s...

27 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/13/2020

Best CPUs for Workstations: May 2020

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended workstation CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

76 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/4/2020

AMD’s New EPYC 7F52 Reviewed: The F is for ᴴᴵᴳᴴ Frequency

Everyone wants a fast processor. The ability to get more stuff done is one of a number of guiding principles of business. However, business also needs consistency, safety and...

101 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/14/2020

Marvell Announces ThunderX3: 96 Cores & 384 Thread 3rd Gen Arm Server Processor

The Arm server ecosystem is well alive and thriving, finally getting into serious motion after several years of false-start attempts. Among the original pioneers in this space was Cavium...

45 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/16/2020

AMD Expands EPYC Lineup with 64-Core EPYC 7662 & Large Cache EPYC 7532 CPUs

Today AMD has added two new processors into the EPYC lineup: the EPYC 7662, its fifth 64-core CPU for applications that need loads of cores, as well as the...

24 by Anton Shilov on 2/19/2020

80-Core N1 Next-Gen Ampere, ‘QuickSilver’: The Anti-Graviton2

The drive to putting Arm into the server space has had its ups and downs. We’ve seen the likes of Applied Micro/Ampere, Broadcom/Cavium/Marvell, Qualcomm, Huawei, Fujitsu, Annapurna/Amazon, and even...

56 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/23/2019

AMD May Be Prepping More 280 W EPYC Enterprise CPUs

Back in September, AMD announced its 64-core EPYC 7H12 processor - a 280 W TDP behemoth with an increased base frequency designed specifically for the high-performance computing market. Based...

22 by Anton Shilov on 10/21/2019

Intel Xeon W-2200 Family: Cascade Lake-X with ECC and 1TB Support

We recently saw the launch of the consumer Cascade Lake high-end desktop processors last week, featuring up to 18 cores at a low launch price. This week Intel is...

30 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/7/2019

AMD’s New 280W 64-Core Rome CPU: The EPYC 7H12

If there’s something that gets everyone excited, it is more performance. On the Enterprise side, AMD has made big strides with its latest EPYC processor stack, featuring up to...

54 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/18/2019

Intel's Xeon Cascade Lake vs. NVIDIA Turing: An Analysis in AI

It seems like the new motto for Silicon Valley for the last few years has been “Data is the new oil,” and for good reason. The number of companies...

56 by Johan De Gelas on 7/29/2019

Intel’s Xeon Platinum 8284 CPU: When 300 MHz Cost $5,500

Besides Xeon processors that are officially mentioned on its website and price list, Intel has tens of ‘off roadmap’ server CPUs only available to select customers that have special...

82 by Anton Shilov on 7/18/2019

An Interview with AMD’s Forrest Norrod: Naples, Rome, Milan, & Genoa

There’s no getting away from the fact that AMD’s big revenue potential exists in the server space. While the glitz and the glamor is all about the Ryzen, the...

49 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/24/2019

The Intel Second Generation Xeon Scalable: Cascade Lake, Now with Up To 56-Cores and Optane!

The cadence of Intel’s enterprise processor portfolio is designed to support customers that use the hardware with a guarantee of socket and platform support for at least three years...

66 by Ian Cutress on 4/2/2019

Intel Launches the Xeon D-1600 Family: Upgrades to Xeon D-1500

Even if you’ve been keeping track of Intel’s Xeon family lines, the Xeon D family could probably give you cause for confusion. The same ‘generation’ of products spans a...

9 by Ian Cutress on 4/2/2019

Ampere eMAG in the Cloud: 32 Arm Core Instance for $1/hr

One of the companies working to put Arm processors into the cloud is Ampere, and the proliferation of Arm in the cloud is continuing to grow. Cloud company Packet...

16 by Ian Cutress on 3/29/2019

The Xeon Entry Quad-Core CPU Review: Xeon E-2174G, E-2134, and E-2104G Tested

A couple of months ago we reviewed a few of the newest six-core Intel commercial CPUs that are also used in low-end servers. Intel has also launched some quad-core...

29 by Ian Cutress on 3/11/2019

Intel Reveals Name of Next Generation Xeon D: Hewitt Lake

The Xeon D processor line for Intel has been a combination networking/microserver processor that increased significantly in core count, power, and capability in the previous generation. We now have...

10 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2019

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