Intel has announced the addition of two new members to its ever-extending Intel® Xeon® processor portfolio- Cascade Lake Advanced Performance, expected to hit the markets in the first half of 2019; and Intel Xeon E-2100 processor, which has hit the markets today. Apart from adding to Intel’s foundation of 20 years of Intel Xeon platform leadership, the latest processors are expected to make customer choices more flexible when it comes to picking the right solution for their needs.

We remain highly focused on delivering a wide range of workload-optimized solutions that best meet our customers’ system requirements. The addition of Cascade Lake advanced performance CPUs and Xeon E-2100 processors to our Intel Xeon processor line-up once again demonstrates our commitment to delivering performance-optimized solutions to a wide range of customers. – Lisa Spelman, Intel vice president and general manager of Intel Xeon products and data center marketing

Representing a new class of Intel Xeon Scalable processors, Cascade Lake Advanced Performance has been tailor-made to handle the most demanding high-performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) workloads. To serve the purpose, the processor has been endowed with performance optimized multi-chip package equipped to deliver up to 48 cores per CPU and 12 DDR4 memory channels per socket. The initial details of the processor are being shared by Intel in advance of the Supercomputing 2018 conference in order to provide further insight into the company’s extended innovations in workload types.

Cascade Lake Advanced Performance’s performance estimations include Linpack up to 1.21x versus Intel Xeon Scalable 8180 processor, and 3.4×2 versus AMD* EPYC* 7601; Stream Triad up to 1.83x versus Intel Scalable 8180 processor, and 1.3×2 versus AMD EPYC 7601; and AI/Deep Learning Inference up to 17x images-per-second2 versus Intel Xeon Platinum processor at launch.

So far as Intel Xeon E-2100 processor is concerned, the fact of its being endowed with Intel SGX makes it go a step further when it comes to providing hardware-based security and manageability features to further secure customer data and applications; a feature currently unique to the Intel Xeon E processor family. This allows entry-level servers featuring an Intel Xeon E-2100 processor to provide users with an additional layer of hardware-enhanced security measures when coupled with properly enabled cloud applications.

The processor is being targeted at small- and medium-size businesses and cloud service providers, since, apart from supporting workloads suitable for entry-level servers, it also has applicability across all computing segments requiring enhanced data protection for the most sensitive workloads. Small businesses deploying Intel Xeon E-2100 processor-based servers is expected to benefit greatly from the processor’s enhanced performance and data security, allowing them to operate smoothly by supporting the latest file-sharing, storage and backup, virtualization, and employee productivity solutions.

Intel Xeon E-2100 processors are available for purchase through Intel and leading distributors, starting today.