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Here’s Why Dell, HPE, Lenovo And Other Server Vendors Are Bullish On Intel’s Fourth-Gen Xeon Chip

O’Ryan Johnson

Dell, HPE, Lenovo, Nvidia and other manufacturers have built the chip into products that will be coming out soon, with many hailing the fourth-generation processor as a step forward for computing power and sustainability goals.

Intel’s new fourth-generation Xeon processer has set off a gold rush with no fewer than a dozen server vendors unveiling new devices that put the scalable chip at the heart of their next-generation builds.

Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Lenovo each have said they all have server lines that incorporate the chip in majorlaunches, and even smaller players such as Atos, Tyan and Lanner Electronics have unveiled products built with the chip inside.

Their enthusiasm is two-fold. First, Intel’s new chip is driving leaps forward in the use of computing power in the data center. Micron Technology said the chip will eliminate bandwidth bottlenecks for “years to come”

[RELATED: Intel Aims High With New Xeon Scalable ‘Saphire Rapids’ Processor]

Meanwhile, Nvidia President and CEO Jensen Huang praised the chip for the impact it could have on the sustainability goals of the data center, thanks to the accelerated computing capabilities at work in Nvidia’s product with Intel’s fourth-generation processor inside.

“Computing demand is growing exponentially. Data centers already use 4 percent of the world’s electricity, up from 1 percent five years ago. This growth isn’t sustainable,” Huang said. “One Nvidia accelerated server can reduce the processing time and energy and cost by x factors.”

Meanwhile, Supermicro is billing its new servers as a way for customers to reach environmental goals, adding that Intel’s built-in accelerators can result in more efficient use of computing power.

After some delay, Intel Tuesday debuted its fourth-generation Xeon Scalable processors, code-named Sapphire Rapids, calling it the highest-performing data center processor family yet.

The company, in a live product launch, also unveiled the Intel Xeon CPU Max series GPUs, code-named Sapphire Rapids HBM, and the Intel Data Center GPU Max series high-density processors.

Following is a list of manufacturers including the processor in new products.

 
O’Ryan Johnson

O’Ryan Johnson is a veteran news reporter. He covers the data center beat for CRN and hopes to hear from channel partners about how he can improve his coverage and write the stories they want to read. He can be reached at ojohnson@thechannelcompany.com..

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