The 5th Gen Intel Xeon Processors Video with Two Supermicro Server Generations Compared

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Supermicro SYS 121H TNR CPUs And Memory Rear
Supermicro SYS 121H TNR CPUs And Memory Rear

Yesterday, we published the long 5th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors Emerald Rapids Resets Servers by Intel article. In that article, we went into a lot of the top-end numbers for the server with the Intel Xeon Platinum 8592+. These days at STH, we have two audiences, one web and one video. Today we are publishing a big video for that piece. That video has a good portion of it that we will cover next week on the main site, so we wanted to at least preview it here.

The 5th Gen Intel Xeon Video with Two Supermicro Server Generations Compared

Here is a link to the video:

As always, we suggest opening it in its own browser, tab, or app. We are also saying that Supermicro and Intel sponsored the video since we have systems, 5th Gen Intel Xeon Processors, and access that we would not have been able to obtain otherwise.

In the video, we go into depth about an important metric, 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable versus 5th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable. Instead of using top-bin SKUs, we are using the Intel Xeon Gold 6252 in a 1U Supermicro SYS-1029U-TN12RV server.

Supermicro SYS 1029U TN12RV Top Close
Supermicro SYS 1029U TN12RV Top Close

For comparison, we are using the Intel Xeon Platinum 8568Y+ in the Supermicro SYS-121H-TNR 1U server.

Supermicro SYS 121H TNR Top Close
Supermicro SYS 121H TNR Top Close

In many ways, these two platforms look identical and are separated as being the newest servers of their generations by only ten quarters. At the same time, there is a huge installed base of the 1st and 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors that reigned from 2017 to the start of Q2 2021. Those processors used the same platforms (X11 in Supermicro parlance), and since they sit in the 3-5-year upgrade window, I wanted to focus our energy on that comparison with a more modern twist.

Final Words

We will have a deep dive into the differences between the Supermicro X11 with 2nd Gen Xeon and the Supermicro X13 with 5th Gen Xeon next week. In the meantime, check out the video if you are out and about for the holidays. It is a great way to learn about the new chips and articulate an end-of-year or 2024 upgrade plan.

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