Along with the soon to come release of Intel’s next-generation Xeon Scalable processors, Supermicro, the server maker, has opened up remote testing for customers who wish to try out servers that are running the chips which are called Ice Lake.
This week, the company also announced that its JumpStart program for workload testing on Ice Lake-based Supermicro X12 systems will offer customers remote access to servers that include the third-generation of Xeon Scalable processors so that they can start developing, validating, tuning and benchmarking advanced workloads.
Within a non-disclosure agreement, customers that are eligible will have access to the JumpStart program.
According to Supermicro, Ice Lake will be supported by various systems, which will provide support DDR4 3200 memory and PCIe 4.0 connectivity. This will contain 1U and 2U options along with Ultra SuperServers, 2U and 4U multi-node options with the Twin product line, and 6U and 8U options wit the SuperBlade servers, among others.
A month ago, Intel said that it had boosted the volume shipments for Ice Lake processors, which will end up being the first server chips of the company to have used its 10-nanometer manufacturing process which has gone through various setbacks in the past few years. Promises have been made by the company to boost core count and performance, merged with AI and security. This will showcase the second wave of third-generation Xeon Scalable processors after the Cooper Lake release a year ago.