We frequently receive inquiries from customers who are looking to purchase a processor for their server but are unsure what to look for. There are many processors on the market that are ideal fits, while others may be overkill. For example, if you’re a small business with a limited budget, you probably don’t need a processor with 24 cores. Buying a processor with those specifications will not only put you way over budget, but you may not even be able to use all of that processing power.
If you want to buy an Intel Xeon processor for a desktop, you won’t be able to because most Intel Xeon processors aren’t compatible with the average consumer desktop. Intel Xeon processors are designed specifically for servers and provide workloads that are optimized for servers.
Because these infrastructures will have to process massive amounts of data, enterprise server infrastructure requires cutting-edge technology. Enterprise infrastructures must also ensure that their systems remain operational, so having a processor with thermal monitoring technology is critical. These applications could range from massive e-commerce websites to A.I. applications.
There are also companies that use HP Workstations for military applications, 3D rendering, gaming companies, cloud computing applications, and data analytics corporations. With so much data to process, these applications require the most powerful processor on the market. And a scalable Intel processor is the way to go!
Xeon Scalable Processors from Intel
Intel Scalable Processors are ideal for business enterprises that must remain operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week with little to no downtime. These processors are the fastest server processors available, have ECC memory support, which fixes data corruption issues on the fly, and are extremely powerful. There are four grades of Intel Xeon Scalable processors: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum.
Grades of Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Intel Xeon Bronze processors are ideal for small business applications and basic storage servers that require large amounts of data but do not require the fastest computer. Intel Xeon Bronze processors are primarily designed for entry-level server applications, such as workloads tailored for small businesses or HPE ProLiant servers used for basic bulk storage. Intel Xeon Bronze processors provide enhanced hardware security and can be used in pairs on a single server.
Processors Intel Xeon Silver
Compared to Intel Bronze processors, are better suited for entry-level server networking applications that require an increase in memory speed and power efficiency. In terms of memory speed, Intel Xeon Silver processors outperform Intel Xeon, bronze processors. Intel Xeon Silver processors support more memory, which means faster memory speeds.
Processors Intel Xeon Gold
support ECC ram and offer some of the fastest memory speeds and memory capacity available. Intel Xeon Gold processors offer faster memory speeds, increased memory capacity, and up to four-socket scalability. Intel Xeon Gold processors are optimized for demanding mainstream networking storage, bulk storage workloads, and multi-cloud computing and provide enhanced security. If your enterprise workloads are growing, Intel Xeon gold processors can easily meet the increased workload demands.
Intel Xeon Platinum processors
are only for mission-critical applications such as A.I (artificial intelligence) and very large data analytics. The most expensive of the four series are Intel Xeon Platinum processors. The platinum Xeon family offers 2, 4, and 8+ socket scalability, as well as the Intel Deep Learning boost instruction, which is primarily used for AI applications. Intel Xeon Platinum processors easily outperform all other processor grades in terms of performance.