Intel Introduces Xeon D-2100 Socs With Up To 18 Cores

Intel has announced a new line of Xeon D-socs for servers based on the Skylake-SP architecture. The top model is the Xeon D-2191, which has 18 cores and can work on 36 threads.

Intel comes with fourteen socs in three different series within the Xeon D-2100 series. There is a series for server and cloud applications, a series for storage applications and a series with Intel QuickAssist Technology, for hardware encryption acceleration. The new socs succeed the Xeon D-1500 models, of which the top models were equipped with 16 cores. The new models support up to 512GB four-channel DDR4 memory and use a mesh network for communication between the cores.

According to Intel, the new Xeon D-socs are particularly suitable for advanced network equipment and providers of, for example, VPNs and encryption services, or content delivery networks. Intel also praises the socs for use in places where space is limited, such as in enterprise san and nas devices. The Xeon D-socs are not separate processors, but BGA packages that are integrated by manufacturers on motherboards or in equipment.

Intel says the new processors are protected against the Specter and Meltdown vulnerabilities through software updates. No changes have been made to the hardware against the vulnerabilities. The speed claims that Intel makes about the socs in its slides do not take into account the performance loss that the patches against the vulnerabilities can cause.

Intel Xeon D-2100 Series
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Edge Server and Cloud SKUs
D-2191 18 1.6GHz 2.2GHz 3.0GHz 86 W 2400 $2407
D-2161I 12 2.2GHz 2.8GHz 3.0GHz 90 W 2133 $962
D-2141I 8 2.2GHz 2.7GHz 3.0GHz 65 W 2133 $555
Network Edge and Storage SKUs
D-2183T 16 2.2GHz 2.8GHz 3.0GHz 100W 2400 $1764
D-2173IT 14 1.7GHz 2.3GHz 3.0GHz 70 W 2133 $1229
D-2163IT 12 2.1GHz 2.6GHz 3.0GHz 75 W 2133 $930
D-2143IT 8 2.2GHz 2.7GHz 3.0GHz 65 W 2133 $566
D-2142IT 8 1.9GHz 2.5GHz 3.0GHz 65 W 2133 $438
D-2123IT 4 2.2GHz 2.7GHz 3.0GHz 60 W 2400 $213
Integrated Intel QuickAssist Technology SKUs
D-2187NT 16 2.0GHz 2.4GHz 3.0GHz 110W 2666 $1989
D-2177NT 14 1.9GHz 2.3GHz 3.0GHz 105 W 2666 $1443
D-2166NT 12 2.0GHz 2.3GHz 3.0GHz 85W 2133 $1005
D-2146NT 8 2.3GHz 2.5GHz 3.0GHz 80 W 2133 $641
D-2145NT 8 1.9GHz 2.5GHz 3.0GHz 65 W 2133 $502
Intel Xeon D-1500 Series
D-1581 16 1.8GHz 2.4GHz 65 W 2133
D-1571 16 1.3GHz 2.1GHz 45W 2133 $1222
D-1553N 8 2.3GHz 2.7GHz 65 W 2400 $855
D-1531 6 2.2GHz 2.7GHz 45W 2133 $348