Intel today announced its future Intel Xeon Scalable processor family (codename Cooper Lake) will offer up to 56 processor cores per socket and built-in AI training acceleration in a standard, socketed CPU.
Available in the first half of 2020, the platform performance delivered within the high-core-count Cooper Lake processors will leverage the capabilities built into the Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 series, which today is used for demanding HPC applications by companies including HLRN, Advania, 4Paradigm, and others.
Intel says that the future Xeon Scalable processors will deliver twice the processor core count, higher memory bandwidth, and higher AI inference and training performance compared to the standard Intel Xeon Platinum 8200 processor. It is also expected to deliver a lower power envelope than the current Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 processors. Cooper Lake will be the first x86 processor to deliver built-in high-performance AI training acceleration capabilities through new bfloat16 support added to Intel Deep Learning Boost (Intel DL Boost). Cooper Lake will have platform compatibility with the upcoming 10nm Ice Lake processor.
Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 processors are available for purchase today as part of a pre-configured systems from select OEMs, including Atos, HPE, Lenovo, Penguin Computing, Megware and authorized Intel resellers.