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Intel next-gen Xeon: 59% faster, up to 6TB Optane RAM

Intel's next-gen Xeon scalable platform: 6TB of super-fast Optane RAM support, and much more
By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets News | Posted: May 25, 2017 2:32 am

Intel has been on the CPU offensive since AMD launched their new Ryzen platform, and now we're hearing about their next-gen Xeon Scalable Platform, otherwise known as Cascade Lake.




Cascade Lake was shown off during the SAP Sapphire conference, with Intel teasing that its next-gen platform will arrive in 2018. Cascade Lake-SP is the Skylake-SP refresh, with Intel tapping the 14nm+ node. Cascade Lake will support up to a mammoth 6TB of Optane DIMMs, which is a huge plus for Intel.


Intel has teased: "Intel persistent memory will allow users to improve system performance dramatically by putting more data closer to the processor on nonvolatile media, and do it in an affordable manner. This will truly be a game-changer when it comes to the way applications and systems are designed".


The next-gen Cascade Lake CPUs will be capable of being thrown into 4-socket configurations, supporting up to 3TB of Optane DIMMs, while the 8-socket systems will support up to 6TB of Optane goodness.


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