Intel transforms computing again with its 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors and related technologies. For their part, UNICOM Engineering is prepared to leverage them in a new generation of servers.
As the use cases for technology continue to expand, the demands of the hardware that runs them are higher than ever. Intel has never been known to sit still, and with this latest generation, they've drilled deeper with improved performance in a host of use cases.
Below we examine the latest performance gains, hottest use cases, and UNICOM Engineering servers set to run them all.
General Performance and Efficiency Gains
Over the 3rd generation, 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors demonstrated a 53% average performance gain. So you can expect to accomplish more work in less time. In addition, the latest processors deliver a 2.9x gen-over-gen improvement in average performance per watt using accelerators and a 3.9x gain without them. So not only can new servers be built to perform at a higher level, they can do so in a way that creates less heat.
Database and AI Improvements
Intel knows that now, more than ever, data is the lifeblood of all applications. So they're proud to offer up to 3x higher RocksDB performance (leveraging the Intel In-Memory Analytics Accelerator(Intel IAA) vs. the prior generation. As a result, servers can be built to handle data faster than ever.
Nowhere is the processing of data more critical than in artificial intelligence. Therefore, as AI increasingly becomes a strategic differentiator for organizations, Intel will support it. Concerning PyTorch real-time inference performance, 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors performed up to 10x better than the prior generation thanks to built-in Intel Advanced Matrix Extensions (Intel AMX) (BF16). And the same 10x held over the previous gen for PyTorch training performance, again thanks to Intel AMX (BF16).
Networking and Storage Advances
Yet another crucial building block to the 4th Gen improvements are the networks and storage technologies used to move and secure data. Thanks to Intel's QuickAssist Technology (Intel QAT), 4th Gen CPUs can achieve the same connections per second (NGINX key handshake) as their predecessors with up to 47% fewer cores. And they can also perform network and storage compression with 95% fewer cores and 2x higher level one compression. Finally, for 5G (vRAN) workloads, the 4th Gen delivered up to 2x capacity at the same power envelope.
High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Memory Performance
For complex workloads like HPC, 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Processors scored a 56% higher average gen-over-gen performance and a 5.3x higher HPCG performance gen-over-gen with its Intel Xeon CPU Max series high bandwidth memory. And in terms of DDR memory bandwidth, the 4th Gen offered up to 50% higher memory bandwidth vs. the prior gen and a 2x improvement with PCI Express 5.0.
4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors' Improvements by Business Verticals
While its technical improvements are impressive, Intel knows that IT leaders want to deliver real-world business outcomes. Therefore, they dug deep into multiple verticals in evaluating the 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors and related technologies. For example, in Life Sciences, the 4th Gen produced up to 53% faster research results; in Financial services, they delivered 45% faster options pricing results. Additionally, in manufacturing, they achieved 52% more rapid results for computer-aided engineering applications. And the list of additional improvements extended into other verticals like retail, digital consumer web services, and media and entertainment.
UNICOM Engineering's Latest Servers
True to their reputation as hardware experts, UNICOM Engineering has also stepped up with its latest high-performing servers that leverage Intel's 4th Gen improvements, including:
E-1800 R7 Series
In a 1U rack configuration, these platforms leverage up to two 16 to 40-core 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors and offer 8 to 12 drive bays, four expansion slots, and multiple memory configurations, including options for Intel Optane Persistent Memory.
E-2900 R7 Series
The E-2900 R7 series of platforms offer the same CPU and memory options as the E-1800 but in a 2U solution. And they also accommodate the expansion of up to nine cards and 12 or 24 hot swap drives.
To address the 4U market, UNICOM Engineering has introduced the H-4448 platform that offers the same processor, disk, and memory configurations of the E series but with the added benefit of seven expansion card ports and accommodation for up to 48 hot swap drives.
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