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Intel 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable Processors Explained

November 1, 2021
8 min read
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A Deeper Look at 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Processors

Intel 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable processors is performance made flexible. It delivers a balanced architecture with built-in AI acceleration and advanced security capabilities, which allow workloads to be securely placed where they perform best—from edge to cloud.


View Intel Solutions featuring 3rd Gen Xeon Processors


What are the Benefits?

  • Breakthrough HPC and high-performance data analytics innovation.
  • Faster time to value with Intel Select Solutions.
  • Strong, capable platforms for the data-fueled enterprise.
  • Next-generation platform for cloud-optimized, 5G-ready networks, and next-generation virtual networks.

Current Gen vs. Prior Gen Comparison

  • 46% average performance improvement
  • 56% improvement in AI inference for image classification with enhanced Intel Deep Learning Boost
  • Up to 74% higher AI inference performance with enhanced Intel Deep Learning Boost
  • Up to 53% higher HPC performance
  • Up to 60% more memory bandwidth
  • Up to 166% more memory capacity
  • Up to 33% more PCI Express lanes per processor (now with PCIe Gen 4)

Making Sense of the Suffixes

  • M = Optimized for AVX-heavy vector instruction workloads as found in media processing, AI, and HPC; offering improved performance per watt.
  • N = Networking/NFV optimized
  • P = IaaS optimized for orchestration efficiency in high-frequency VM environments
  • V = SaaS optimized for orchestration efficiency in high-density, lower-power VM environments
  • Q = Liquid cooled
  • S = Supports maximum Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) enclave capacity (512 GB) & Intel SST-PP
  • T = Up to 10-year reliability, higher Tcase
  • U = Single socket configuration only
  • Y = Supports Intel Speed Select Technology - Performance Profile 2.0 (SST-PP). Configure a single server with 3 different profiles to match fluctuating workloads, resulting in optimized TCO.

Features Block Diagram

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Additional Performance Features & Series Comparison

  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Support for Intel Optane SSDs & Intel SSDs (3D NAND)
  • Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX-512), 2 FMA (Fused Multiply Add)

Performance

Silver 4300 Series Suitable for entry-level HPC

Gold 5300 Series For most HPC workloads

Gold 6300 Series Improved clock speeds & memory performance

Platinum 8300 Series For highest demanding HPC workloads

Min. Core Count

8

8

8

8

Max. Core Count

20

24

32

40

Max. Base Frequency

2.8 GHz

3.2 GHz

3.6 GHz

2.8 GHz

Max. Turbo Frequency

3.4 GHz

3.4 GHz

3.6 GHz

3.7 GHz

CPU Sockets Supported

Up to 2

Up to 2

Up to 2

Up to 2

Intel Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) & Speed

2 UPI @ 10.4 GT/s

3 UPI @ 11.2 GT/s

3 UPI @ 11.2 GT/s

3 UPI @ 11.2 GT/s

DDR4 Memory Speed Support

Up to 2667 MT/s

Up to 2933 MT/s

Up to 3200 MT/s

Up to 3200 MT/s

Memory Capacity per Socket

Up to 6 TB

Up to 6 TB

Up to 6 TB

Up to 6 TB

Intel Optane PMem 200 Series Module Support

4314 Only

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel Optane PMem 200 Series, per Processor

Up to 4 TB

Up to 4 TB

Up to 4 TB

Up to 4 TB

DRAM Memory Support

Up to 256 GB

Up to 256 GB

Up to 256 GB

Up to 256 GB

Additional Reliability Features & Series Comparison

  • Intel Run Sure Technology, beginning with Xeon Gold 5300 Series

Reliability

Silver 4300 Series

Gold 5300 Series

Gold 6300 Series

Platinum 8300 Series

Reliability, Availability, Serviceability (RAS) Capability

Standard

Advanced

Advanced

Advanced

Additional Agility & Efficiency Features and Series Comparison

  • Intel Resource Director Technology (RDT)
  • Intel Volume Management Device (VMD)
  • Intel Virtualization Technology (VT)
  • Intel Speed Shift Technology

Agility & Efficiency

Silver 4300 Series

Gold 5300 Series

Gold 6300 Series

Platinum 8300 Series

Intel Speed Select Technology ft. Performance Profile 2.0 (SST-PP)

4309Y Only

5315Y, 5318Y, 5318N, 5318S

6336Y Only

8352S, 8352Y, 8352V, 8360Y

Intel Speed Select Technology (SST) ft. SST Base Frequency (SST-BF), SST Core Power (SST-CP) & SST Turbo Frequency (SST-TF) capabilities

Y

Y

Y

(8362 does NOT support SST-BF)

Intel Node Manager 4.0

Y

Y

Y

Additional Security Features & Series Comparison

  • Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX-512)
  • Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TX) w/ One-Touch Activation (OTA)

Security

Silver 4300 Series

Gold 5300 Series

Gold 6300 Series

Platinum 8300 Series

Standard Intel SW Guard Extensions (SGX) Enclave Capacity Supported

Up to 8GB

Up to 64GB

Up to 64GB

Up to 64GB

Max. Intel SGX, up to 512GB, enclave capacity support

5318 S Only

8352S, 8368, 8368Q, 8380

The Possibilities with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

  • Computer Vision
    • Improved performance and more cores along with increased memory bandwidth5allow for faster object recognition analysis on multiple video streams simultaneously.
  • Retail
    • Performance gains enable greater workload convergence and the ability to host more virtualized desktops on single or fewer back-end servers, for example, in applications such as virtual desktop infostructure (VDI), or Intelligent Desktop Virtualization (IDV).
  • Healthcare
    • Hospitals are using data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to augment clinical workflows and healthcare provider diagnoses with enhanced analysis, automation, and performance.
  • Industrial
    • Use machine vision and deep learning inference for assembly verification, defect detection, and quality inspection.
  • Public Sector
    • Create trusted solutions by utilizing hardware-assisted features such as Intel® Total Memory Encryption (Intel® TME) and Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)5help prevent memory tampering and help meet antitampering requirements.

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HPC

Intel 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable Processors Explained

November 1, 2021 8 min read

A Deeper Look at 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Processors

Intel 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable processors is performance made flexible. It delivers a balanced architecture with built-in AI acceleration and advanced security capabilities, which allow workloads to be securely placed where they perform best—from edge to cloud.


View Intel Solutions featuring 3rd Gen Xeon Processors


What are the Benefits?

  • Breakthrough HPC and high-performance data analytics innovation.
  • Faster time to value with Intel Select Solutions.
  • Strong, capable platforms for the data-fueled enterprise.
  • Next-generation platform for cloud-optimized, 5G-ready networks, and next-generation virtual networks.

Current Gen vs. Prior Gen Comparison

  • 46% average performance improvement
  • 56% improvement in AI inference for image classification with enhanced Intel Deep Learning Boost
  • Up to 74% higher AI inference performance with enhanced Intel Deep Learning Boost
  • Up to 53% higher HPC performance
  • Up to 60% more memory bandwidth
  • Up to 166% more memory capacity
  • Up to 33% more PCI Express lanes per processor (now with PCIe Gen 4)

Making Sense of the Suffixes

  • M = Optimized for AVX-heavy vector instruction workloads as found in media processing, AI, and HPC; offering improved performance per watt.
  • N = Networking/NFV optimized
  • P = IaaS optimized for orchestration efficiency in high-frequency VM environments
  • V = SaaS optimized for orchestration efficiency in high-density, lower-power VM environments
  • Q = Liquid cooled
  • S = Supports maximum Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX) enclave capacity (512 GB) & Intel SST-PP
  • T = Up to 10-year reliability, higher Tcase
  • U = Single socket configuration only
  • Y = Supports Intel Speed Select Technology - Performance Profile 2.0 (SST-PP). Configure a single server with 3 different profiles to match fluctuating workloads, resulting in optimized TCO.

Features Block Diagram

ICL-process-block-diagram.png


Additional Performance Features & Series Comparison

  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Support for Intel Optane SSDs & Intel SSDs (3D NAND)
  • Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX-512), 2 FMA (Fused Multiply Add)

Performance

Silver 4300 Series Suitable for entry-level HPC

Gold 5300 Series For most HPC workloads

Gold 6300 Series Improved clock speeds & memory performance

Platinum 8300 Series For highest demanding HPC workloads

Min. Core Count

8

8

8

8

Max. Core Count

20

24

32

40

Max. Base Frequency

2.8 GHz

3.2 GHz

3.6 GHz

2.8 GHz

Max. Turbo Frequency

3.4 GHz

3.4 GHz

3.6 GHz

3.7 GHz

CPU Sockets Supported

Up to 2

Up to 2

Up to 2

Up to 2

Intel Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI) & Speed

2 UPI @ 10.4 GT/s

3 UPI @ 11.2 GT/s

3 UPI @ 11.2 GT/s

3 UPI @ 11.2 GT/s

DDR4 Memory Speed Support

Up to 2667 MT/s

Up to 2933 MT/s

Up to 3200 MT/s

Up to 3200 MT/s

Memory Capacity per Socket

Up to 6 TB

Up to 6 TB

Up to 6 TB

Up to 6 TB

Intel Optane PMem 200 Series Module Support

4314 Only

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intel Optane PMem 200 Series, per Processor

Up to 4 TB

Up to 4 TB

Up to 4 TB

Up to 4 TB

DRAM Memory Support

Up to 256 GB

Up to 256 GB

Up to 256 GB

Up to 256 GB

Additional Reliability Features & Series Comparison

  • Intel Run Sure Technology, beginning with Xeon Gold 5300 Series

Reliability

Silver 4300 Series

Gold 5300 Series

Gold 6300 Series

Platinum 8300 Series

Reliability, Availability, Serviceability (RAS) Capability

Standard

Advanced

Advanced

Advanced

Additional Agility & Efficiency Features and Series Comparison

  • Intel Resource Director Technology (RDT)
  • Intel Volume Management Device (VMD)
  • Intel Virtualization Technology (VT)
  • Intel Speed Shift Technology

Agility & Efficiency

Silver 4300 Series

Gold 5300 Series

Gold 6300 Series

Platinum 8300 Series

Intel Speed Select Technology ft. Performance Profile 2.0 (SST-PP)

4309Y Only

5315Y, 5318Y, 5318N, 5318S

6336Y Only

8352S, 8352Y, 8352V, 8360Y

Intel Speed Select Technology (SST) ft. SST Base Frequency (SST-BF), SST Core Power (SST-CP) & SST Turbo Frequency (SST-TF) capabilities

Y

Y

Y

(8362 does NOT support SST-BF)

Intel Node Manager 4.0

Y

Y

Y

Additional Security Features & Series Comparison

  • Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (AVX-512)
  • Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TX) w/ One-Touch Activation (OTA)

Security

Silver 4300 Series

Gold 5300 Series

Gold 6300 Series

Platinum 8300 Series

Standard Intel SW Guard Extensions (SGX) Enclave Capacity Supported

Up to 8GB

Up to 64GB

Up to 64GB

Up to 64GB

Max. Intel SGX, up to 512GB, enclave capacity support

5318 S Only

8352S, 8368, 8368Q, 8380

The Possibilities with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

  • Computer Vision
    • Improved performance and more cores along with increased memory bandwidth5allow for faster object recognition analysis on multiple video streams simultaneously.
  • Retail
    • Performance gains enable greater workload convergence and the ability to host more virtualized desktops on single or fewer back-end servers, for example, in applications such as virtual desktop infostructure (VDI), or Intelligent Desktop Virtualization (IDV).
  • Healthcare
    • Hospitals are using data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to augment clinical workflows and healthcare provider diagnoses with enhanced analysis, automation, and performance.
  • Industrial
    • Use machine vision and deep learning inference for assembly verification, defect detection, and quality inspection.
  • Public Sector
    • Create trusted solutions by utilizing hardware-assisted features such as Intel® Total Memory Encryption (Intel® TME) and Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)5help prevent memory tampering and help meet antitampering requirements.

Have any questions?
Contact Exxact Today


Free Resources

Browse our whitepapers, e-books, case studies, and reference architecture.

Explore