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

The integration of such a large number of cores in a single processor presents several challenges, including power consumption, heat dissipation, memory bandwidth, cache coherence, and clock speed. The new Xeon Scalable processor is built using Intel’s advanced 3rd and 7th generation manufacturing processes.

The cloud computing market is currently shifting toward a combination of powerful and energy-efficient cores. This trend, often referred to as the big.LITTLE concept, was initially introduced by Arm more than a decade ago and has recently made its way into data centers and desktop environments due to growing concerns about energy consumption and increased computing density.