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  • Setting Up Intel 4th Gen Xeon Scalable "Sapphire Rapids" For Accelerator Use

    Phoronix: Setting Up Intel 4th Gen Xeon Scalable "Sapphire Rapids" For Accelerator Use

    With Intel's 4th Gen Xeon Scalable "Sapphire Rapids" processors that launched this week, Intel is betting heavily on the integrated accelerators for offering them an advantage over competitors for modern hyperscaler tasks and other workloads able to take advantage of the In-Memory Analytics Accelerator (IAA), Data Streaming Accelerator (DSA), QuickAssist Technology (QAT), and the Dynamic Load Balancer (DLB). But what does the software landscape currently look like and what's needed to actually make use of these accelerators under Linux? Here is a brief how-to guide / overview for making use of the accelerators on your Linux server.

    https://www.phoronix.com/review/inte...lerators-linux

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    And just how much will intel charge for licensing each of those “accelerator” technologies on each chip, in each server, in each rack, in each data center?

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      Originally posted by Radtraveller View Post
      And just how much will intel charge for licensing each of those “accelerator” technologies on each chip, in each server, in each rack, in each data center?
      As Michael mentioned in the other article about this specific processor, this version, which comes with all 16 accelerators enabled, costs 17 grand, the server he was given has 2 of these and comes in at 40 grand.

      The reality is that these are probably a steal when you consider how much less electricity they use compared to having to run the applications purely on cpu and they also save a ton of money in cooling costs as well.

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