Are you ready to Modernize your HPC infrastructure?
Intel® has just launched the 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor, dubbed “Cascade Lake” (Successor to Skylake). Aspen Systems is an Intel® certified platinum technology provider and we are ready to help you utilize the new family of Cascade Lake processors to modernize legacy applications and infrastructure, lower total cost of ownership, improve efficiencies, and reduce unplanned downtime.
Cascade Lake is an advanced platform for data-centric processing. With built-in security features, compatibility with Optane™ technology, lightning fast high bandwidth memory optimization, impressive Intel® turbo boost technology, and AI acceleration, the team at Aspen Systems is excited to assist you in taking advantage of this impressive new series of processors.
Upgrading is easy! Most 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors (excluding Advanced Performance (AP)) are socket compatible with prior versions of the Intel Xeon Scalable processor motherboards and systems. In most cases, you simply need to update to the latest version of the BIOS to support the 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. For customers who have already qualified existing motherboards and systems, it is a seamless upgrade offering significant price/performance gains vs. previous gen processors.
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Unprecedented Memory Bandwidth – up to 12 memory channels (6 per die), with Enhanced DDR4-2933 performance support, with total memory performance greater than any other CPU on the enterprise market today.
Extract more value from larger datasets than previously possible by utilizing Optane™ Apache Pass technology, which allows for high-performance persistent 3D XPoint memory in a normal DDR4 DIMM package, as well as allowing for Optane technology in PCIe as high-performance starge.
One of the greatest benefits of Cascade Lake architecture is its ability to utilize Optane DC persistent memory technology, leveraging Apache Pass and 3D XPoint (pronounced “cross-point”) technology to deliver unprecedented memory performance. Up to 36TB of high-performance, high-bandwidth Ultra-fast persistent DDR4-2933 DIMMS (UFPM). This is a great solution for very large memory nodes, or “fat nodes”.
The 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor delivers compelling performance gains and TCO benefit for existing systems based on previous generations of Intel Xeon Scalable processors. This gives your organization a perfect opportunity to refresh and modernize. Cascade Lake SP allows for up to 28 cores on a single-socket compute node, or 56 cores in a dual-socket node, and the Cascade Lake AP allows up to 56 cores on a single socket node and 112 for a dual socket. Improved Turbo frequencies up to 4.4 GHz speeds are possible. Intel® Speed Select allows for multiple CPU “personalities” (configuration options) based on workload needs.
Cascade Lake Processors come with Intel® Security Essentials, a built-in foundation of core security capabilities, but that’s not all. In addition, Cascade Lake offers multiple hardware security solutions. Several of the ‘side-channel’ security variants, such as the “Meltdown” and “Spectre” vulnerabilities, among others, which were previously addressed with Operating System and other software updates, now have several integrated hardware mitigation built directly into the silicon.
Contact an experienced HPC sales technician now to take advantage of the new leap forward in security technology that is offered by the Cascade Lake processor.
Aspen Systems provides more than just advance technology — we provide elegant solutions. There are many advantages with working with us. We guide you through the process of updating your IT infrastructure, and our engineers can deploy new services, storage, networking, and compute power that scales fast. Our team of industry leaders delivers a full spectrum of custom solutions, helping you create a system from the ground up that gives you quick access to your data, even if dealing with many data silos. At Aspen, we work with you directly, on-site if needed, to put in place the perfect IT modernization strategy for your organization. Our team of industry experts will show you how to reduce your maintenance costs and achieve better total cost of ownership.
We will ensure that your IT infrastructure is in compliance with current standards and regulations, and will help you avoid the roadblocks that can cripple a data center deployment. Our trained engineers will help determine facility requirements based on the chosen solution, everything from ensuring power and cooling requirements are met, to installing beautiful network cabling and ensuring easy access to mission-critical equipment. If your requirements demand it, our engineers will ensure your data is encrypted at rest, in-flight, and in memory to deliver maximum security. Whatever the case, Aspen Systems will help you navigate all of your options and guide you to an optimized solution, and our experts can be available through all phases of deployment including planning, architecture, manufacturing, installation, and configuration – a single, all-encompassing partner in HPC for your data center.
AI acceleration with Intel® Deep Learning Boost provides up to 3 times the Deep Learning throughput vs previous generation of Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. Vector Neural Network Instruction set (VNNI) and Brain floating-point format (bfloat16) capabilities accelerates AI/Deep Learning workloads and neural networks, perfect for image and video recognition, classification, analysis and object detection, as well as speech recognition, language translation, and natural language processing.
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|SKU||Level||Cores||Threads||L2 Cache||L3 Cache||TDP||Base Freq.||Turbo Freq.|
|3204||Xeon Bronze||6||6||6 MB||8.25 MB||85 W||1.9 GHz||3.2 GHz|
|4208||Xeon Silver||8||16||8 MB||11 MB||85 W||2.1 GHz||3.2 GHz|
|4209T||Xeon Silver||8||16||*||11 MB||70 W||2.2 GHz||3.2 GHz|
|4210||Xeon Silver||10||20||10 MB||13.75 MB||85 W||2.2 GHz||3.2 GHz|
|4214||Xeon Silver||12||24||12 MB||16.5 MB||85 W||2.2 GHz||3.2 GHz|
|4214Y||Xeon Silver||12||24||12 MB||16.5 MB||85 W||2.2 GHz||3.5 GHz|
|4215||Xeon Silver||8||16||8 MB||11 MB||85 W||2.5 GHz||3.2 GHz|
|4216||Xeon Silver||16||32||16 MB||22 MB||105 W||2.1 GHz||3.4 GHz|
|5215||Xeon Gold||10||20||10 MB||13.75 MB||125 W||2.5 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|5217||Xeon Gold||8||16||*||16.5 MB||115 W||3.0 GHz||3.7 GHz|
|5218||Xeon Gold||16||32||16 MB||22 MB||105 W||2.3 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|5218N||Xeon Gold||16||32||*||22 MB||105 W||2.3 GHz||3.7 GHz|
|5220||Xeon Gold||18||36||18 MB||24.75 MB||125 W||2.2 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|5220S||Xeon Gold||18||36||*||24.75 MB||125 W||2.7 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|5220T||Xeon Gold||18||36||*||24.75 MB||105 W||2.2 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|5222||Xeon Gold||4||8||4 MB||16.5 MB||150 W||3.8 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|6222V||Xeon Gold||20||40||*||27.5 MB||115 W||1.8 GHz||3.6 GHz|
|6226||Xeon Gold||12||24||*||19.25 MB||125 W||2.8 GHz||3.7 GHz|
|6230||Xeon Gold||20||40||20 MB||27.5 MB||150 W||2.1 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|6230T||Xeon Gold||20||40||*||30.25 MB||125 W||1.9 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|6234||Xeon Gold||8||16||*||24.75 MB||130 W||3.3 GHz||4.0 GHz|
|6238||Xeon Gold||22||44||*||30.25 MB||140 W||2.1 GHz||3.7 GHz|
|6238T||Xeon Gold||22||44||*||30.25 MB||125 W||1.9 GHz||3.7 GHz|
|6240||Xeon Gold||18||36||18 MB||24.75 MB||150 W||2.6 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|6240Y||Xeon Gold||18||36||18 MB||24.75 MB||150 W||2.6 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|6242||Xeon Gold||16||32||16 MB||22 MB||165 W||2.8 GHz||4.4 GHz|
|6244||Xeon Gold||8||16||8 MB||24.75 MB||165 W||3.6 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|6248||Xeon Gold||20||40||20 MB||27.5 MB||165 W||2.5 GHz||3.7 GHz|
|6252||Xeon Gold||24||48||24 MB||33 MB||205 W||2.1 GHz||4 GHz|
|6252N||Xeon Gold||24||48||*||35.75 MB||150 W||2.3 GHz||3.6 GHz|
|6254||Xeon Gold||18||36||18 MB||24.75 MB||205 W||3.1 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|6262V||Xeon Gold||24||48||*||33 MB||135 W||1.9 GHz||3.6 GHz|
|8256||Xeon Platinum||4||8||*||16.5 MB||105 W||3.8 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|8260||Xeon Platinum||24||48||24 MB||33 MB||165 W||2.4 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|8253||Xeon Platinum||16||32||*||35.7 MB||165 W||2.2 GHz||3.0 GHz|
|8260L||Xeon Platinum||24||48||24 MB||33 MB||165 W||2.4 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|8260Y||Xeon Platinum||24||48||24 MB||33 MB||165 W||2.4 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|8268||Xeon Platinum||24||48||24 MB||33 MB||205 W||2.9 GHz||4 GHz|
|8270||Xeon Platinum||26||52||26 MB||35.75 MB||205 W||2.7 GHz||4 GHz|
|8276||Xeon Platinum||28||56||28 MB||38.5 MB||205 W||2.3 GHz||4 GHz|
|8276L||Xeon Platinum||28||56||28 MB||38.5 MB||165 W||2.3 GHz||4 GHz|
|8276M||Xeon Platinum||28||56||28 MB||38.5 MB||165 W||2.3 GHz||4 GHz|
|8280||Xeon Platinum||28||56||28 MB||38.5 MB||205 W||2.7 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|8280L||Xeon Platinum||28||56||28 MB||38.5 MB||205 W||2.7 GHz||3.9 GHz|
|8280M||Xeon Platinum||28||56||28 MB||38.5 MB||205 W||2.7 GHz||3.9 GHz|
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*The estimated results are provided for informational use only. Only your workloads in a real world performance test can provide accurate results. Many other factors may influence your application including but not limited to, memory, HDD, SSD, operating system, BIOS setting, software configuration. All information here is subject to change without notice.
*TDP=Thermal Design Power
Performance-optimized multiple-chip package with high speed UPI interconnect. Up to 56 cores with 12 memory channels. Architected for a range of demanding workloads including HPC, AI, and Cloud. Built-in UPI connections put two Cascade Lake processors on the same component, nearly doubling the number of cores. Requires compatible motherboard and socket type. Contact an Aspen Systems Engineer for facilities requirements such as power and cooling.
Up to 17x Deep Learning Inference Images Per Second vs. Intel Xeon Platinum Processor at launch.
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|Name||# cores||Base Freq.||Turbo Freq.||L3 Cache||UPI Links||Power|
|9282||56||2.6 GHz||3.8 GHz||77 MB||4||400W|
|9242||48||2.3 GHz||3.8 GHz||71.5 MB||4||350W|
|9222||32||2.3 GHz||3.7 GHz||71.5 MB||4||250W|
|9221||32||2.3 GHz||3.7 GHz||71.5 MB||4||250W|
|* This information is preliminary|
The Cascade Lake Advance Processor (AP) has a new larger socket over 6000 pins, and requires a different Socket Type than the standard Xeon Scalable series, as it is multiple dies in a single package. The S9200WK Servers Family is Cascade Lake AP ready, and is purpose built and performance-optimized for use in High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence applications. Contact an Aspen Systems Engineer for Assistance.