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    Intel announces broad range of 2nd gen Xeon Scalable CPUs

    Over 50 new CPUs, boasting Intel DL Boost, up to 56-cores, and up to 12 memory channels.
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    Re: Intel announces broad range of 2nd gen Xeon Scalable CPUs

    Yawn, super glue 2.0 and the hypocrisy of how they got high core counts. 4.5TB of memory is a lie, it's Optane, it's 16GB actual per stick at 12 maximum lanes each. The "up to 8 or more sockets" is likely to be mezzanine cards and probably for low power parts if they don't. 56 core part draws 400w at full tilt, good luck shoehorning that into a larger than dual socket.

    1st gen Cascade lake ap was heralded as a crock of sh... And there were barely any boards or integrators working on them. This new batch is a Zen 2 attention grabber to try and get some sales and mindshare.

    Only interesting nibbles are the side channel fixes for speculative execution. Not full fixes but interested in perf gains. Because it's still skylake, you should be able to compare easily.

    Otherwise this was all annoying marketing trash and a shareholder pleaser.

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    Re: Intel announces broad range of 2nd gen Xeon Scalable CPUs

    I'm kind of curious how far we're going to go in the 'moar cores' battle that appears to have started. Are there workloads that benefit from 100+ threads but can't be more efficiently carried out on a GPU? Are there enough of those workloads to warrant this kind of development?

    Thinking back to the Ghz wars it wouldn't be completely unheard of for the marketing men to try and override basic common sense or the laws of physics in product development...

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    Re: Intel announces broad range of 2nd gen Xeon Scalable CPUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Lanky123 View Post
    I'm kind of curious how far we're going to go in the 'moar cores' battle that appears to have started. Are there workloads that benefit from 100+ threads but can't be more efficiently carried out on a GPU? Are there enough of those workloads to warrant this kind of development?

    Thinking back to the Ghz wars it wouldn't be completely unheard of for the marketing men to try and override basic common sense or the laws of physics in product development...
    Unfortunately it's the catch 22 of if there is not the hardware there to develop for no one will develop for it but if no one is developing for it then the hardware will not come.

    A lot of these extreme core counts aren't for individual pieces of software, they are for numerous pieces of software to run simultaneous on the same hardware.

    i.e. a data crunching system that will run a docker on the fly for each task and can be assigned it's own core(s) and ram completely and not share resources with anything else (more secure). Or a massive virtualisation environment and all that good stuff.

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    Re: Intel announces broad range of 2nd gen Xeon Scalable CPUs

    " A Platinum 8280 will set you back between $10,000 and $18,000, depending on the configuration, for instance, minus your negotiated discount."

    urm... i'll go buy several Eypc servers for that cost thanks.

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