Intel recently announced a new family of Xeon Scalable processors that offer users up to 56 processor cores per socket, along with built-in AI training acceleration. This next-generation processor platform goes by the code name of Cooper Lake and will be available starting in the first half of 2020.
The processors are made to deliver high-core-count performance and leverage the capabilities that are available within the Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 series, which is already popular with customers who value advanced HPC and AI features. If you’re interested in taking advantage of this new processor platform, here’s what you should know about the offering.
About Cooper Lake
Cooper Lake is made to deliver twice the processor core count to users, with up to 56 cores. It also offers higher memory bandwidth and higher AI inference and training performance than what customers are likely used to with other platforms like those in the standard Intel Xeon Platinum 8200 series. It will also be the first x86 platform that offers AI training acceleration that includes bfloat16 support within the Intel Deep Learning Boost platform. Additionally, Cooper Lake is meant to be compatible with Intel’s yet-to-be-released Ice Lake processor.
Intel Xeon processors are known for offering both performance and flexibility to datacenter customers. As an organization, you have the ability to select the solution that’s right for your specific computing needs. Cooper Lake also has the power to handle users’ real-world workloads and business applications by carrying on Intel’s tradition of uninterrupted server processing.
How to get started
The new Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 processors, which are made to be compatible with Cooper Lake, are available for purchase today. They are offered as part of preconfigured systems from select OEMs, including HPE, Lenovo, and authorized Intel resellers. Then the company plans on rolling out Cooper Lake next year.