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4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors officially on IBM Cloud IaaS

By MERYL VERAMONTI posted Thu January 19, 2023 12:00 PM

The long anticipated, 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors officially entered the IBM Cloud IaaS arena. GM of IBM Cloud, Satinder Sethi, dives into what this means for 2023 cloud trends.

On January 10, 2023, in collaboration with Intel®, IBM brought the long-anticipated 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (previously code-named Sapphire Rapids) onto IBM Cloud Infrastructure. Intel’s latest chip design is aimed at making vital use of core CPU resources with integrated accelerators and rooted protections to help speed up safeguarded data for fast networking and boosted analytics. It’s the type of performance needed for today’s most challenging workloads that can’t be achieved by simply adding more cores.

"It’s now more apparent than ever that privacy and data security needs are at the forefront of our customers’ minds. Confidential Computing quickly went from a trending buzzword to a regulatory requirement for many of our financial services customers. As digital transformation progressed across the industry over the past 24 months, we’ve seen solutions for AI and data analytics become more of a rule rather than an exception. IBM and Intel’s collaboration on 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors across IBM Cloud Infrastructure delivers what is truly crucial to businesses in today’s climate. The definition of cloud performance and security has certainly shifted, and we’re pleased to be one of the first cloud providers to put the newest capabilities of Intel® Xeon® microarchitecture advancements into our customers’ hands," Satinder Sethi, GM, IBM Cloud

4th Gen Intel® Xeon® microarchitecture is now available on IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers. We’ll continue to expand its footprint throughout multiple IBM Cloud platforms into 2023 because right now, compute must deliver more than ever before. Faster data processing is continuously in high demand, the relentless growth of modern problems requiring powerful solutions continues to outstrip what’s under the hood of most operations, and protecting your most valuable asset— your data—surpasses everything.

Check out the rundown of where Satinder Sethi, GM, IBM Cloud, sees 4th Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors making an impact for cloud computing trends inside IBM.