The Core series processors were too mainstream so Intel has announced a new family of processors by the name of Xeon-D which comes with the integrated Intel Mesh technology. The processors are said to achieve a turbo clock speed of 2.8 GHz for all cores. However, the collective CPU boost up is said to deliver up to 3.0 GHz in single-threaded applications. For reference, the processors roll out with a base clock speed ranging between 1.6 and 2.2 GHz.ASRock Rack D15400D4X Intel Xeon D 2100 series of processors   The complete specifications list included by Intel

The Flagship Processor

Speaking of the series’ best processor, Intel names it as ‘D-2191’ which will roll out with 18-cores and an 86W TDP rating. This is probably the most expensive processing unit that Intel has ever produced costing a bit over $2000. Intel has divided the D2100 series into three groups:

  1. Edge Servers
  2. Network Edge
  3. Intel Quick Assist supported SKUs.

Intel Xeon D-2100 Processor

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Speaking of the mind-blowing entry of the series, the Xeon D-2100 processor has exclusive features like:

  • High-density edge solutions
  • Integrating essential network
  • Security and acceleration capabilities
  • Up to 18 cores, 36-threads
  • Up to 512 GB DD4-2666 ECC, up to four channels
  • Up to 3.0 GHz with single-core Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Up to 32 PCI Express 3.0 lanes
  • Up to 20 lanes of configurable Flexible High SPeed I/O
  • Intel Mesh Architecture
  • Intel’s optimized 14nm process technology
  • Rebalanced Intel smart cache hierarchy

Specifications (Xeon D-2100)

  • Manufacturing Process: Intel’s optimized 14nm process technology featuring Intel’s Mesh Architecture
  • Maximum Core Count Supported: Up to 18
  • Maximum Base Frequency Supported: up to 2.2 GHz
  • Maximum Intel Turbo Boost technology 2.0 Frequency Supported (Single Core): Up to 3.0 GHz
  • Processor Cache Memory support: L2 is 1.375 MB/Core, up to 24.75 MB featuring rebalanced Intel Cache hierarchy
  • Processor Performance Support: Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, Intel Hyper-Threading
  • Technology (Intel HT), Intel Speed Shift Technology
  • Intel Advanced Vector Extension 512 (Intel AVX-512) Support: Up to 1 FMA support
  • Maximum Number of Processor Sockets Supported: One Socket
  • Thermal Design Point Range: Approximately 60 to 110 Watts
  • Socket Type and Size: Socket FCBGA 45×52.5mm
  • System Memory Support: 4 channels of DDR4 2666 MHz 2 DPC RDIMM and LRDIMM with ECC support
  • Maximum System Memory Supported: Up to 512 GB
  • PCI Express Gen 3 Support: Up to 32 lanes
  • Flexible High-Speed I/O (HSIO): PCI Express 3.0 — Up to 20 lanes, SATA 3.0 — Up to 14 lanes, USB 3.0 — up to 4 ports
  • Intel Management Engine: Intel ME 11.11
  • Intel Ethernet Support: Available integrated up to four, 10 GbE adapters with Accelerated
  • Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) and native Software Fault Isolation (SFI)
Priced at US $849, AMD's 16-core Threadripper is a big challenge to Intel's 10-core 7900X processor

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