Intel and UNICOM Engineering Driving How Wonderful Gets Done in 2021 with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-Based Servers

Apr 06, 2021

Intel Ice Lake 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable processors

Intel and UNICOM Engineering are about to deliver a timely opportunity to solution providers everywhere thanks to a new generation of CPUs, servers, and other supporting technologies. A new family of UNICOM Engineering servers will leverage the newly announced Intel 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable processors to meet the demanding workloads for HPC, AI, security, scale-out storage, and IoT. So, whatever demanding workload drives your next-gen solutions, Intel and UNICOM Engineering deliver the building blocks to drive innovation and differentiation.

With a new generation of processing, memory, storage, and networking technology, Intel has enabled a new age of computing, and UNICOM Engineering is bringing it to market in their latest appliance platforms. Let's examine in more detail the latest technology Intel has announced and look at the latest 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processor-based servers UNICOM Engineering is offering. Finally, we'll discuss ways companies can leverage it all.

Intel® 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Today, April 6, 2021, Intel launched its 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable Processors, codenamed Ice Lake. With up to 28 cores per processor and 224 cores per platform, the newest production of processors will bring up to 40% more performance than the prior generation. Translation: Intel is giving the gift of speed to servers everywhere.

The advantages of this generation aren't just raw processing power. Greater connectivity will enable faster than ever I/O between the CPU and other motherboard components. Intel's 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable processors will support up to six UPI channels, six channels of DDR4-3200 MT/s, and up to 256 DDR4 DIMMs per socket. Therefore, these CPUs will send and receive more data than ever, increasing overall server performance. The processors will also support Intel Optane SSDs, Intel QLC NAND, as well as Intel Optane DC persistent memory.

UNICOM Engineering Family of Servers Based on 3rd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable

The question remains, how can you best take advantage of this revolution in computing? That's where UNICOM Engineering, with their new family of servers, can help. Whether you need all-flash, all hard drive, or hybrid storage configurations for storage-centric applications and scale-out tiered storage solutions, UNICOM Engineering has a solution. The E-1800 R6 series, E-2900 R6 series, and H-4354 dual-processor enterprise computing systems offer various storage and connectivity options to support your solution.

Each server will support Intel Optane Persistent Memory 200 series, high-performance SSDs, and 100Gb/50Gb/25Gb Intel Ethernet 800 series Network Adapters. These servers come standard with PCIe 4.0 architecture allowing for fast interconnectivity between devices on the motherboard and more expansion slots than prior generations.

UNICOM Engineering's E-1800 R6 is available in a configuration that supports 12 SSDs and a truly unique design that supports 4 hard drives and 4 SSDs in a 1U high-performance, small form factor. The E-2900 R6 offers the same capabilities as the E-1800 R6 with additional I/O expandability and more PCIe Gen4 expansion slots for high-performance networking and acceleration in a 12x3.5" drive and 24x2.5" drive configuration. The soon-to-be-released H-4354 is the highest density system in the family, supporting 54 hard drives and a variety of configurations.

Ideal for HPC, AI, and IoT Workloads

Although this new technology's implications are limitless, below are a few examples of how it will be leveraged.

High-Performance Computing (HPC) - Several industries depend on the fastest computing power possible. For example, some financial firms need to predict the best possible times to make trades, and engineering companies need to run complex simulations of inventions like self-driving cars. In either scenario, more powerful servers can create immediate business value.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) - No longer science fiction, AI assists companies with everything from predicting security threats to medical breakthroughs. However, to run AI properly, server platforms must compute algorithms at high speed with large volumes of data. Therefore, the most robust processing and storage capabilities are needed.

Internet of Things (IoT) - With the exponential growth of Internet-connected devices, today's servers need to process more data from more places than ever. Faster processing and expanded storage allow for the handling of all the data. Therefore, from sophisticated shop-floor machinery to vital health-monitoring devices and beyond, UNICOM Engineering's servers, powered by Intel, can handle the workloads.

General Computing Growth - Even if your growth plans are more straightforward, like improving your application's performance, the combination of Intel and UNICOM stands to make an immediate and noticeable difference. After all, if your application can run faster and process more data, it's better enabled to grow with your customers' needs.

Additionally, 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors can provide more performance, optimized for cloud, enterprise, network, and security workloads.

Get Started Today

As revolutionary as Intel's new technology is, they rely upon partners like UNICOM Engineering to make it a reality for you and your customers. UNICOM Engineering has been driving seamless technology transitions with our partners for decades. Our field application engineers work with customers to ensure that they understand how to take full advantage of Intel's Ice Lake microarchitecture and its feature-rich values. We provide comprehensive validation and optimization services to ensure a smooth transition to this and future Intel Xeon processor upgrades. Contact us for more information by visiting our website and scheduling a consultation.

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