Enterprise CPUs

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 AMD, deal with Arm-based silicon in the server market. Some of these designs have successful, others not so much, but Arm is pushing its new Neoverse N1 roadmap of cores into this space, aiming for high performance and for scale. We’ve already seen Amazon come into the market with its N1-based Graviton2 for its cloud services, but there’s going to be a counter product for every other cloud provider, with the new N1-based Next-Gen Ampere CPU, codenamed QuickSilver. We have some details ahead of the official release announcement in Q1 2020.

TACC Frontera: Targeting 210W Next-Gen Xeons and Extreme Performance

The Frontera supercomputer is the next generation high performance machine set to debut at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). As part of Intel’s HPC Forum, being held just...

9 by Ian Cutress on 11/12/2018

Intel Offers More Cascade Lake-AP Performance Numbers

One of the announcements from last week involved Intel and its new Cascade Lake Advanced Performance category of processors to launch next year. These new processors will be based...

51 by Ian Cutress on 11/11/2018

AMD Next Horizon Live Blog: Starts 9am PT / 5pm UTC

AMD's 2019 is set to be full of 7nm products, and on the back of AMD's New Horizon event on 2016, today it is hosting part two: Next Horizon...

104 by Ian Cutress on 11/6/2018

Intel Xeon E Six-Core Review: E-2186G, E-2176G, E-2146G, and E-2136 Tested

Despite having officially launched back in July, Intel’s Xeon E desktop platform has yet to see the light of day in systems casually available to users or small businesses...

51 by Ian Cutress on 11/5/2018

Intel Goes For 48-Cores: Cascade-AP with Multi-Chip Package Coming Soon

Ahead of the annual Supercomputing 2018 conference next week, Intel is today announcing part of its upcoming Cascade Lake strategy. Following on from its server-focused Xeon Scalable Skylake family...

91 by Ian Cutress on 11/5/2018

896 Xeon Cores in One PC: Microsoft’s New x86 DataCenter Class Machines Running Windows

This week Microsoft released a new blog dedicated to the Windows Kernel internals. The purpose of the blog is to dive into the Kernel across a variety of architectures...

57 by Ian Cutress on 10/26/2018

Oracle puts AMD EPYC in the Cloud

The process of AMD ramping up its EPYC efforts involves a lot of ‘first-step’ vendor interaction. Having been a very minor player for so long, all the big guns...

27 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/23/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Fujitsu's A64FX Arm Core Live Blog

Remember back when Arm announced Scalable Vector Extensions? Well Fujitsu has made an Arm CPU that uses it with a 512-bit width. The presentation looks super interesting, so follow...

8 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Hot Chips 2018: IBM Power9 Scale Up CPU Live Blog

The biggest part of the show are the server talks in the last session of the last day. All four talks are worth covering, and the first talk is...

1 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Tachyum Prodigy CPU Live Blog

One of the more interesting talks is from Tachyum, who have a deep presentation about their new hyperscale Prodigy processors with up to 64 cores and eight channel memory...

15 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

An Interview with Lisa Spelman, VP of Intel’s DCG: Discussing Cooper Lake and Smeltdown

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41 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/15/2018

Intel Datacenter Summit 2018 Live Blog

We're live here at Intel HQ in Santa Clara for the company's 2018 Datacenter Summit. The most lucrative part of Intel's business, the company is looking to pivot entirely...

19 by Ian Cutress on 8/8/2018

Intel to Hold Datacenter Conference Next Week

Through financial channels, Intel this week announced that it would hold a datacenter-related event for financial analysts, technology, analysts and the tech press next week in Santa Clara. There...

29 by Anton Shilov on 8/3/2018

Intel 10nm Production Update: Systems on Shelves For Holiday 2019

Earlier this year Intel confirmed that it would delay mass production of 10nm CPUs to 2019 due to issues with yields, but did not elaborate on when in 2019...

50 by Anton Shilov on 7/26/2018

Intel’s Xeon Scalable Roadmap Leaks: Cooper Lake-SP, Ice Lake-SP Due in 2020

Recently a Chinese university has published a collection of slide-decks from various companies covering a server/HPC event. Among the slides, Intel had a seemingly longer comprehensive presentation describing Intel’s...

19 by Anton Shilov on 7/25/2018

Intel’s High-End Cascade Lake CPUs to Support 3.84 TB of Memory Per Socket

While Intel has yet to detail its upcoming Cascade Lake processors for servers, some of the key characteristics are beginning to emerge. According to a new report from ServeTheHome...

20 by Anton Shilov on 7/10/2018

Qualcomm’s Server Team Loses VP of Technology, Centriq Future Unknown

Normally we don’t particularly comment on these sorts of transitions at big companies unless they are C-level (CEO, CTO), however the narrative surrounding Qualcomm’s Centriq product line is still...

34 by Ian Cutress on 7/6/2018

Intel Leaks Model Numbers of Entry Level Xeon E-2000 CPUs

Intel has published model numbers of its upcoming Xeon E processors based on the Coffee Lake-S core. The new chips will be used in entry-level servers and workstations and...

5 by Anton Shilov on 5/30/2018

Assessing Cavium's ThunderX2: The Arm Server Dream Realized At Last

A little less than 2 years ago, we investigated the first Arm server SoC that had a chance to compete with midrange Xeon E5s: the Cavium ThunderX. The SoC...

98 by Johan De Gelas on 5/23/2018

Living On The Edge: Intel Launches Xeon D-2100 Series SoCs

For certain groups of users, Intel’s Xeon D product line has been a boon in performance per watt metrics. The goal of offering a fully integrated enterprise-class chip, with...

22 by Ian Cutress on 2/7/2018

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