We promised to provide our customers with dedicated servers that have these new processors in the nearest future. And we did. They are available now at Natcoweb.com!
Someone might suggest that as the microarchitecture is the same as the previous generation, there is no improvement, but Intel has enhanced its offering by focusing product implementations, developed special features for emerging markets, enhanced security, and, for those adventurous enough, put two high-performance processors into a single package. By enhancing the periphery of the product and the ecosystem, a new generation is born.
What does this mean in reality? What characteristics have changed? Here’s a bullet point list which we will go into more detail.
- Most of the mid-range processors have more cores for the same price
- Frequency has increased in almost all processors
- L3 has increased in most mid-range processors
- Faster DDR4 is supported
- More DRAM is supported across the stack
- Optane DRAM is supported on almost all Gold/Platinum SKUs
- New CPU configurations optimized for specific markets
- Speed Select Technology for Cloud Deployments
- New ‘Cascade Lake-AP’ Platinum 9200 family, up to 56 cores and 400W per socket
- Enhanced Spectre and Meltdown Mitigations
- New AVX-512 VNNI instructions for Emerging Workloads
You can order a dedicated server with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors here.