Today’s data centers face the challenge of extracting as much value from their data as they can in the least amount of time possible. At the same time, fast-rising energy costs have everyone scrambling to lower the cost of powering and cooling their hardware infrastructures.
In a study sponsored by Intel, Prowess Consulting looked for solutions that could help address both of these challenges. What we found is that a solution powered by CPUs with built-in accelerators can offer the potential to deliver high performance and cost savings. We evaluated how workloads running on CPUs with built-in accelerators performed for the following popular use cases: artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning (ML), high-performance computing (HPC), secure web services, big data analytics, databases, and storage.
Our analysis revealed that 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors take advantage of their built-in Intel® Accelerator Engines to deliver higher overall performance, performance per watt, and performance per core than previous-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and AMD EPYC™ processors.