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Intel’s server chip roadmap at its annual Investor Day show

The Company is splitting its data center processors into two paths

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Intel at its annual Investor Day show detailed its server chip roadmap. The company stated to have split its data center processors into two paths. One is the P-Core (Performance core) that defines itself to focus on the best available performance and the other is E-Core (Efficiency Core), the one optimized for the best energy efficient workloads in the cloud.

Intel 3 processors are progressing better than expected and the company is moving the product a year earlier than 2025. In the P-Core chip segment, 2024’s Intel’s Granite Rapids Xeon SP v6 CPU chip will be on Intel 3 processors, following the 2022’s 56 core-Sapphire Rapids and Emerald Rapids, which are both Intel 7.

Coming to the E-Core, an Intel 3 ‘Sierra Forrest’ CPU is in plans to launch in 2024 and a few unknown follow-up processors whose details weren’t revealed by the company yet. The E-Core product was developed at the request of some hyperscale cloud companies, said Intel.

P-Core chips are envisioned to serve workloads like Artificial intelligence (AI), High-Performance Computing (HPC), and databases while the company says that the E-Core will be best for highly-parallel latency-tolerant workloads such as high-density Virtual Machine (VM) deployments, data analytics, and front-end web services.

Intel also teased the ‘Arctic Sound-M’ platform, which includes a DG2 GPU (known as Intel Alchemist) targeted for media encoding and analytics market as the first server accelerator with hardware AV1 video encoding.

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