Generation E-Xeon The new chip developer will be able to offer a huge jump in the number of processing cores available to the server world
While in the home market we are holding our fingers to the transformation of Processors With four, six and eight cores to the new basic standard of the market - it seems that the world of powerful processors for servers may take an even bigger step forward, already in the coming year.
Chinese site Has put forward a pre-engineered version of the model chip for the future Skylake-EP family Intel, Which will be part of the Purley platform - the Xeon E5-2699 v5, which includes a huge number of 32 physical processing cores and 64 virtual processing cores (thanks to HyperThreading), for a new holder that meets the name LGA3647 and seems to be the largest of Intel it's always been like this.
This new and monstrous model is expected to be officially launched only sometime during the next year, but when that happens - it will be a jump of 10 physical processing cores and 20 logical processing cores compared to the company's leading E5 model today, theXeon E5-2699 v4. Even the CPUXeon The most formidable and advanced E7 in the company's current arsenal includes "only" 24 physical processing cores, and pales in comparison to this new generation on the way.
By all indications, the jump in the number of processing cores is not a direct 'initiative' of Intel - but a way to ensure continued competitiveness vis-à-vis AMD, Which is also preparing a processor for the world of servers that will include 32 processing cores Zen Physical and 64 logical cores (with SMT technology) to be launched somewhere next year, under its new Naples platform.
It should be noted that today it can be accommodated up to four processors Xeon E5 in dedicated motherboards, and assuming that this capability will be maintained in the new generation as well - it will be possible to create a unit of no less than 128 such advanced physical processing units in a unit with standard 1U dimensions
God-Xeon The E5-2699 v5 will offer a thermal envelope of between 135 watts and 165 watts, with the proposed engineering model providing a basic working frequency of 2.1GHz (probably alongside a turbo frequency of several hundred mega-runners, similar to current parallel models) and a required price tag translated into $ 3,850 - though the official recommended official price of the model, when launched, is likely to be even higher, ranging somewhere between $ 4,000 and $ 5,000 per unit.
All of this data may sound foreign and bizarre to the average home consumer, but in the end there is an important technological advancement here that is likely to affect all of the chip giant's products later - who knows, maybe in two years we'll see home 'extreme' processors with 14 or 16 Processing cores? We'll see.