Intel announces its first Xeon Scalable processor

With integrated FPGA

Intel announced that its first Xeon Scalable processor with integrated FPGA is finally available to select customers. The Xeon Scalable 6138P includes an Arria 10 GX 1150 FPGA on package that's connected to the CPU die via Intel's Ultra Path Interconnect (UPI). According to Intel, UPI offers a direct access to the processor or to main memory.

The Arria 10 GX 1150 is the flagship model, it comes with up to 1'150'000 programmable logic elements, 427'200 adaptive logic modules and 768 pins of GPIO, among other features. At the moment isn't clear what kind of Xeon chip Intel will use with the Arria 10 GX 1150 chip, anyway the standard Xeon chip it's the Xeon Gold 6138 with 20 core and 40 thread. In other words, the flagship Arria chip will be paired for sure with a beefy CPU too.

Intel also adds that the Xeon 6138P is compatible with the Open Virtual Switch software for VM environments, and it claims that an OVS implementation running on this chip might offer a throughput three times faster compared to a standard non-FPGA workload. According to Intel, Fujitsu is its lead partner for the Xeon 6138P and that the company will show the implementation of the 6138P during its Fujitsu Forum this week in Tokyo.

Source: Intel

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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