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Massive Leak shows details on Skylake Xeon Chips

Biggest advancement since Nehalem

New info on Skylake Xeon chips leaked, meet Skylake Purley.

Massive Leak shows details on Skylake Xeon Chips

 

The latest Intel Xeon-chips, including the massive 18-core E5-2669 V3, have only just been announced, but information on new, Broadwell- and Skylake-based Xeon CPUs are already popping up on the web. Codenamed 'Purley', these chips will come packed with some amazing new features. It'll supposedly be the biggest update since the Nehalem platform. Well, I won't keep you waiting any longer. Below are the leaked slides containing information about Intel's Xeon platform, Purley.

 

New info on Skylake Xeon chips leaked, meet Skylake Purley.

New info on Skylake Xeon chips leaked, meet Skylake Purley.

 

Since Purley will be the biggest advancement since Nehalem, you can expect some killer features, and trust me, killer features are present. Alongside the usual improved performance per watt, Purley will ship with six channels of DDR4 memory, instead of the quad-channel we're used to. This might mean that the Skylake Xeon chips will support up to 12 DDR4 DIMMs (per CPU). It will also come packed with the APX 512 instruction set and will utilise the 100G OmniPath interconnect. Purley will support Cannonlake graphics and will have FPGA integration. 

 

New info on Skylake Xeon chips leaked, meet Skylake Purley.

New info on Skylake Xeon chips leaked, meet Skylake Purley.

 

The biggest update Skylake will feature has to be the Omnipath Architecture integration, which is codenamed 'Stormlake'. The Platform's Controller Hub will be called Lewisburg and will come equiped with better ethernet controllers. Purley will support up to eight CPU sockets. That's right. Eight. Sockets. The platform's TDP will range from 45W to 165W and will utilise Socket P. Another huge upgrade: Purley will update the number of PCIe slots to 48. Not only that, but the slots will be configurable in x4, x8 and x16 configs.

 

New info on Skylake Xeon chips leaked, meet Skylake Purley.

New info on Skylake Xeon chips leaked, meet Skylake Purley.

 

The Broadwell Server Chips will be split in two categories. The high-end Broadwell chips will be codenamed 'Brickland', while the lower-end CPUs will be launched under the 'Grantley' platform. The Brickland SKU families will be called E7 8800/4800 V3, and will be succeeded by the E7 8800/4800 V4 later. The Brickland platform will support up to eight sockets, and TDPs will range between 115W and 165W. The Grantley chips will be called the E5 4600 V3, which will be succeeded by the E5 4600 V4 later. Grantley will 'only' support up to two sockets, and TDPs will range between 55W and 145W, with a separate 165W WS setup.

 

New info on Skylake Xeon chips leaked, meet Skylake Purley.

 

What do you think about the Purley platform? Are you excited? Let us know. We'll do our best to keep you updated on the Purley platform.

 

Join the discussion on the leaked Intel Purley platform information on the OC3D Forums.

 

A huge amount of information regarding upcoming Skylake Xeon CPUs have leaked. Skylake 'Purley' will be the biggest...

Posted by OC3D on Monday, 25 May 2015
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25-05-2015, 08:26:17

Excalabur50
Very nice find dude interesting times ahead!!Quote

25-05-2015, 08:43:06

AverageNinja
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Originally Posted by Excalabur50 View Post
Very nice find dude interesting times ahead!!
Cheers mate! Indeed, I'm very excited to see what these chips will bring us performance wise. Six channels of DDR4 memory per CPU! That would make one hell of a RAM Disk Quote

25-05-2015, 11:30:24

Chopper3
I'm a designer & server buyer for a very large HP/Intel customer and while some of this stuff has been announced before some of the more interesting aspects of these slides are very new. In particular I'm very excited by the, essentially built-in, RDMA - we use this via expensive IB kit for high performance Hadoop clusters and the idea of being able to do all of that for far less cost and complexity is a big turn-on. As is the increased memory, in our VMWare clusters we're rarely 'compute-poor' and end up buying more servers just to match our memory needs, even with page-sharing etc. Can't wait for 2017!Quote

25-05-2015, 13:52:16

Arulmani
Curious to see the to-be made killer spec machines using this CPU !!!!Quote

25-05-2015, 20:27:03

d1974
This gave me a nerd-on...

Thinking of the possibilities of what the future holds.Quote
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