Intel’s Latest Xeon Platinum 9200 Series Targets Market Demand For Data-Centric Solutions

Intel’s Latest Xeon Platinum 9200 Series Targets Market Demand For Data-Centric Solutions
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Intel is tapping on the market now looking for more data-centric solutions as it unveils its new series.

The Xeon Platinum 9200 series is created to grace data centers and servers. Its top model has got a massive 112-thread and 56-core CPU, but it will not be for gamers.

Even home users wouldn’t be needing all these features of a processor. Not unless the house has been turned into a data center that needs data-intensive apps.

To date, Intel’s Xeon 9200 processor will be the first to include the 112 memory channels and 56 cores.

It was only recently that Intel bared its Xeon W-3175X that has a 56-thread and 28-core processor.

But this week, Intel added another hardware that has massive power.

Jennifer Huffstetler, Intel’s VP of Data Center Group, told eWeek they are providing specific solutions for data centers.

Their solutions, she said, include artificial intelligence and analytics housed in hardware that is ready for quick deployments.

She said it might also target those who have owned a server years ago. She said replacing the CPU with the latest Intel hardware can boost the performance by “3.5 times.”

Intel’s Xeon Platinum 9200, which is Cascade Lake-based uses the “Deep Learning Boost” that accelerates AI.

With this boost, there is better performance in detecting objects, recognizing images and segmenting inside the data center. Huffstetler added that they peg the increase of hardware’s performance to 30 percent more.

Even the series’ 9221 is built with 64 threads and 32 cores. It’s the lowest-end chip with a 2.1 GHz base clock speed. It also has a 71.5 MB cache and 250W for TDP.

For those who want the mid-range, Intel has the 9222 and the 9242.

The first one is almost similar to 9221 except for its clock speed which is only 2.3 GHz. The last one has 48 cores, 96 threads and a 2.3 GHz base clock speed. It also has 71.5Mb in the cache and a TDP of 350W.

Data center managers looking for high-end processors might look into Xeon Platinum 9282 with 56 cores and 112 threads.

Its base clock speed is around 2.6GHz, and its cache is 77Mb cache. Its TDP is 400W.

Aside from the Xeon Platinum 9200 Series, Intel has also released its Intel Optande DC Memory and Xeon Scalable processors. It also has storage, software, and platform solutions for companies who are relying on data’s value.