As a quick reminder as we head into 2023, Intel has an upcoming data center event scheduled for January that will approach quickly. The start of each year in tech is usually prefaced by CES and consumer electronics announcements. Just after that we have the 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable launch, along with some other data center products we have discussed previously.
Launch Event for 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Sapphire Rapids Scheduled
On January 10, 2023, Intel is holding a launch event for the new 4th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors, codenamed “Sapphire Rapids”. At STH, we have already done some Hands-on Benchmarking with Intel Sapphire Rapids Xeon Accelerators using a new 60-core part.
This new generation will bring a host of new features beyond just built-in accelerators including PCIe Gen5 and CXL support, DDR5 support, and even scaling to 4 and 8 sockets.
Intel has also said that it will launch a number of other products beyond the mainstream Xeon Scalable line. That includes the Intel Optane Persistent Memory 300 series, codenamed “Crow Pass”. Although it is socket compatible, another product line launching is the Xeon Max series, formerly Sapphire Rapids HBM.
This combines HBM memory onto the same package as the x86 compute. For those with memory bandwidth challenges in the current generation suchas with HPC, the Xeon Max series is going to be an interesting alterntive to the 4th Gen Xeon Scalable.
On the HPC front, we expect the Intel Data Center GPU Max series to also be featured at the event, although it is mostly a CPU and platform launch event.
There is going to be a lot at the event. STH has a fairly full slate of content that readers will see starting on January 10, 2023. We are also going to deep dive into a few topics as we did with the AMD EPYC 9004 Genoa launch. Our expectation is that Sapphire Rapids will have more availability around launch than we have seen from Genoa up to this point.
As a quick reminder as we head into 2022… your mean 2023.
Typos like that happen with a 2yr delayed chip.
SP should be a fun workstation alternative and for mid core count accelerated workloads. So long as efficiency isn’t required.
> That includes the Intel Optane Persistent Memory 300 series, codenamed “Crow Pass”.
Isn’t Optane dead? Is this just so they can announce support for 12TB per CPU of “memory” on their datasheets?
Bob – Support for Crow Pass Intel has already stated for 4th Gen Intel. It is the roadmap after Crow Pass where Optane will not be found. We will go into it more as Sapphire Rapids launches.