X-Gene 3 power enelope

By: Alberto (git.delete@this.git.it), March 9, 2016 3:38 pm
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canon (canon.delete@this.anon.com) on March 9, 2016 8:32 am wrote:
> David Kanter (dkanter.delete@this.realworldtech.com) on March 8, 2016 8:50 pm wrote:
> > Ronald Maas (rmaas.delete@this.wiwo.nl) on March 7, 2016 9:23 pm wrote:
> > > During a recent talk Paramesh Gopi from AppliedMicro revealed
> > > that X-Gene 3 will consume less than 100W running on 3 GHz.
> >
> > On FinFETs that doesn't seem too crazy. Sounds like about 2-3W/core.
> >
> > > Also he mentioned that APM follows a somewhat different strategy with XG3 compared
> > > to its predecessors. As they started to focus on cramming the highest amount
> > > of compute performance achievable within the constraints of a rack.
> > >
> > > https://cc.talkpoint.com/morg007/022916a_ae/?entity=96_KOQ2O2G around 16:00 mark
> >
> > As it turns out, nobody really wants low performance server processors. Who
> > could have imagined? :) Seriously though, things will get much more interesting
> > now that the ARM camp is starting to use a modern process technology.
> >
> > DK
> >
>
> It will heat up but the ARM camp still likes to compare their SoCs against
> E5 servers (CPU+Chipset) instead of the SoC style Xeon-D. Currently at 16C/32T
> and 45W, the Intel server SoCs still have headroom to reach 100W.
>
> By the time X-Gene 3 lands Intel will have moved on to 10nm and 20+ cores.

IMO we don't need to wait 10nm, there will be a Skylake Xeon D first. Looking at the
better power efficency of this new core vs Broadwell my bet is an higher core number
in Q1/2017 @14nm.
Anyway this 100W target is a surprise to me, looks like a desperate attempt to search a new
niche of the server market, this means Xeon D has covered their first target and now they try to cover
other "unknown" segment easily addressable by Intel rising the core number or the clock speed.
There is the serious chance this cpu will never see the light of the day.

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