Intel’s first 10nm server processors will see volume production in Q1 2021, the company today confirmed at SuperComputing 2020.
Intel details its Ice Lake-SP 3rd Gen Xeon series
The Ice Lake-SP is based on 10nm Sunny Cove core architecture, a new core design for the server parts. It will also be Intel’s first to support PCI Express 4.0 and octa-channel DDR4 up to 3200 MHz. Ice Lake-SP will also support exascale storage up to 6TB per socket and Intel’s Optane memory.
The Whitley platform, which is expected to support up to 2 CPUs, is said to offer up to 32 cores per CPU:
Consumer Ice Lake-U has already been succeeded by Tiger Lake-U. Intel is also expected to launch high-performance Tiger Lake-H mobile processors next year. The Tiger Lake series feature Willow Cove core design. Meanwhile, in mainstream desktop space, Intel is expected to launch the Rocket Lake series featuring ‘Cypress Cove core architecture, a 14nm derivative of the Sunny Cove.
Intel today claims that a preproduction 32-core Ice Lake-SP processor is faster than a 64-core AMD EPYC 7742 (Rome) processor in select benchmarks: NAMD SMTV, Monte Carlo, and LAMMPS:
A Denali Pass platform that will feature Sapphire Rapids (Ice Lake-SP successor) has been pictured in this slide that we received today: