Intel Skylake Xeon V5 Engineering Samples; 28 Cores At 1.8 GHz
The next generation Intel Skylake Xeon V5 has been listed at Zauba. The engineering samples give an idea about the specifications of the Skylake Xeon V5. The Xeon V5 processors will be replacing the Broadwell-based Xeon V4 series in 2017. There are a couple of samples listed at Zauba and it should be noted that these are engineering samples and the final product can be different.
Intel Skylake Xeon V5 starts with 4 cores and goes up to 28 cores. There are some new features that are being introduced with the introduction of Intel Skylake Xeon V5 and one of those features is the Purley platform. The Purley platform is a scalable and unified platform that would support 2S, 4S and 8S chips in the Skylake-EP and Skylake-EN lineup.
It will also feature the Storm Lake generation 1 architecture. Intel’s next generation Omni-Path interconnect will be featured on Purley and the Lewisburg PCH will be powering the entire platform. The new fabric can deliver up to 100 GB/s interconnect speed with 56% lower latency compared to the current generation Infini-band Interconnect, allowing up to 48 ports with the new Switch Chip architecture.
The new platform also comes with a socket update. The new socket has 3647 pins and is being called LGA 3647. 12 DDR4 DIMM slots surround the socket. Next-generation hex-channel memory and Intel’s Optane DIMMs for faster latency solutions are also supported. Purley will expand the Intel server platform with a wide range of new features.
AMD is looking to take on Intel for the server market share. This means that the Intel Skylake Xeon V5 will be taking on the AMD Zen based Naples platform in 2017. We have seen some incredible product come from AMD this year and there is more that we are still waiting on. AMD seems confident with what they are doing.