Intel Unveils High-Core Count 'Emerald Rapids' Xeon Processor Aimed at Cloud-Native Workloads

Intel Unveils High-Core Count ‘Emerald Rapids’ Xeon Processor Aimed at Cloud-Native Workloads

Intel’s CEO has revealed a new Xeon Scalable processor, codenamed “Emerald Rapids,” as part of the company’s efforts to cater to cloud-native workloads favored by hyperscalers. The processor is part of the 5th generation Xeon Scalable family and boasts 288 efficient or E-cores and an equal number of threads.

According to Intel’s press release, the “Emerald Rapids” processor is expected to deliver impressive performance improvements compared to the 4th generation Intel Xeon. This includes a remarkable 2.5 times better rack density and 2.5 times higher performance per watt, even for the 288-core model.