Intel’s server roadmap for the financial years 2021 and 2022 has been leaked by an anonymous tipper over at. Although there’s nothing new in this particular roadmap, it does show the updated launch dates for Intel’s upcoming server platforms, most notably the 10nm based Ice lake and Sapphire Rapids processors.
The most interesting part of this roadmap is the new HPC platform, Tennesse Pass-based on the 10nm Ice Lake-X architecture coming in mid-2021, followed by Denali Pass or Sapphire Rapids with DDR5, PCIe 5.0 support at the end of the year. These are being dubbed as densely optimized systems for parallel workloads such as HPC, AI, and neural networks.
The mainstream Ice Lake-SP processors are slated to launch alongside the Tennesse Pass platform in the form of Coyote Pass, followed by the Xeon scalable Whitley platform in H2-2021. Fox Creek is set to succeed Coyote Pass with the Sapphire Rapids parts in late 2021. Both the Ice Lake and Sapphire Rapids processors feature up to 32 memory DIMMs, 16 NVMe slots, and 8 PCIe slots.
The entry-level segment is expected to get single-socket Rocket Lake-S processors with up to four UDIMMs, three PCIe slots, and a TDP of up to 95W in the form of Tatlow Pass.