The confrontation of these “iron” giants like Intel and AMD will not end, probably, never. The company regularly updates its line of professors, adding new features, improving workflow and making their products more powerful and interesting to different categories of users. And now began a new stage in this technological race. And Intel comes in with a processor, carrying on Board as many as 48 cores.
Announced new processors belong to the family of Xeon Scalable and have the subtitle of Cascade Lake. Just want to note that Cascade Lake is not a consumer decision and is designed primarily for server stations and also, according to representatives of Intel, artificial intelligence systems. Something like that from Intel was to be expected, given the fact that AMD next year plans to be the first company that will release a 7-nanometer chip. While most Intel there are problems with the architecture.
General Director on development of directions Xeon Lisa Spelman told some of the details of future devices. If to summarize all she said, then Intel as opposed to AMD with its 7-nanometer processors want to “squeeze” two processor built on 14-nanometer technology, one. And this is not the first case when the company does so. In 2005, after AMD released the first dual-core server processors Opteron X86, Intel made the Xeon DP chips, “Paxville”, his first multi-core implementation of the module (MDM) in the line Xeon explicit as a temporary measure.
The new processors in addition to 48 cores on Board will have a 12-channel memory controller DDR4. According to internal tests in Linpack its 48-core processor 3.4 times faster than AMD 7601 Epyc, and in the Stream Triad test faster by 1.3 times. As stated by Mrs Spelman,
“Our main goal is to provide the leadership in performance throughout 2019.”
While other characteristics of the new processors was not reported. And, as notes the edition of The Next Platform, it’s quite a strange decision, given that the new device should appear at the beginning of 2019. In addition, our colleagues also draw attention to the fact that the MDM is likely to make the power consumption of processors is quite high due to the fact that, in fact, the processors on a single core there will be two. And test data confirm this: the already mentioned Cascade Lake Linpack consumes 21% more energy than the Xeon processor SP-8180M with 28 cores running at 2.5 GHz.
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