Cisco UCS with 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Cisco and Intel have loved a protracted historical past of co-innovation and collaboration spanning many main know-how shifts together with 5G, IoT, and information middle transformation. On this final space, Cisco and Intel have labored collectively since 2009 to redefine the server computing class by groundbreaking capabilities within the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). In 2021, Cisco and Intel collectively delivered the UCS M6 servers in April adopted rapidly by the introduction of the extremely modular and future-ready UCS X-Sequence in June.
In the present day, we’re resetting the bar once more with the seventh technology of UCS C-Sequence and X-Sequence servers that will probably be powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. There are literally two parts of what Cisco and Intel are delivering. One, we’re offering our clients with larger flexibility and extra efficiency for contemporary workloads with new C-Sequence and X-Sequence servers. Two, we’re delivering software acceleration with out compromise by supporting the Intel Information Middle GPU Flex Sequence in our UCS X-Sequence Material know-how, enabling clients to help a wider vary of quickly evolving, more and more compute-intensive workloads.
Jonathan Davidson, EVP and Common Supervisor of Cisco Networking,
congratulates Intel on its launch of its 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors
Addressing IT’s High-of-Thoughts Considerations
With our announcement, we’re straight addressing two major considerations that nearly each enterprise IT group is grappling with at this time. The primary is the fact that enterprise workloads have gotten more and more dynamic and is necessitating widescale modernization of IT infrastructure. Moreover, Cisco analysis revealed that greater than half of the shoppers we surveyed are shifting their workloads between on and off-prem environments on a weekly foundation. This requires options that may remodel each infrastructure and operations to securely help the calls for of workloads resembling synthetic intelligence (e.g., machine studying), information analytics (e.g., large information), storage (e.g., SDS), and environment friendly computing (e.g., digital desktop infrastructure).
The second concern is the growing scrutiny of IT organizations are dealing with to be extra sustainable of their operations by extra energy-efficient infrastructure and superior monitoring and administration methods. In truth, Gartner listed sustainability as its prime strategic know-how pattern for 2023 noting that firms should “make investments extra in revolutionary options which might be designed to handle ESG demand to satisfy sustainability objectives.”
UCS and Intersight Rise to the Problem Once more
This new class of next-generation UCS servers together with the simplified IT operations made doable by Cisco Intersight assist clients resolve each points. We’re giving clients extra choices throughout the UCS portfolio with two-socket 1RU/2RU rack servers and two & four-socket X-Sequence modular compute nodes, all primarily based on the brand new 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs.
We’re additionally making the most of the future-ready and modular structure of the UCS X-Sequence by persevering with to disaggregate applied sciences and remove historic pressured upgrades/forklifts when adopting new applied sciences. The power to help 2-socket and 4-socket, M6 and M7 technology compute nodes, and a wide range of GPUs in PCIe nodes all in the identical chassis is a proof level that the flexibleness of the UCS X-Sequence modular design affords super funding safety. This flexibility permits UCS to help superior applied sciences resembling DDR5, PCIe 5.0, Compute Categorical Hyperlink 1.1 (CXL), and now the Intel Information Middle GPU Flex Sequence. Powered and managed by Intersight, the UCS X-Sequence can help trendy workloads effectively on a blade-server structure that has traditionally been solely sensible on rack-based servers.
This mixture of density, efficiency, modularity, and simplified manageability will ship quite a lot of compelling operational and sustainability advantages together with:
- Capacity to “do extra with much less” by decreasing the variety of methods with as much as a 4-to-1 consolidation ratio in comparison with earlier technology UCS servers whereas supporting extra and newer sorts of workloads.
- Capacity to cut back elements, gadgets, and cabling by the brand new UCS X-Sequence Material structure that may ship as much as 64 % higher efficiency and 31 % decrease energy utilization to earlier fashions for larger effectivity and sustainability.
- Capacity to realize sustainability from insurance policies & administration at scale by Cisco Intersight that gives clients with international management of sustainability insurance policies in addition to fine-tuned visibility and management of different operations.
For extra info: Catch us at Cisco Dwell! Amsterdam
The brand new UCS C-Sequence and X-Sequence servers will probably be orderable for purchasers beginning in February. We will probably be sharing extra info by resolution demos and talking periods at Cisco Dwell Amsterdam (Feb. 6 by 10, 2023). Right here’s a partial record of the assets that will probably be out there to attendees, each in-person and digital:
For now, I’d wish to personally thank and congratulate our valued companions at Intel for his or her momentous launch of the brand new 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors which might be powering our newest UCS platforms. It’s one other nice instance of how our two firms are delivering breakthrough improvements and unprecedented worth for purchasers in all places.
Be part of our WEBINAR:
January 17, 2023
10:00 AM Pacific Time
(San Francisco, GMT-08:00)