Intel Introduces Xeon Processors Built to Handle Demands of AI, VR Tasks

Intel this week announced that its lineup of Xeon Scalable processors is now available for next-generation workstations to tackle today’s toughest computing tasks, including photo-realistic design, 3D modeling, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality content creation.

Rendering immersive media is a time-consuming process that demands the highest performance workstations, says Intel. Its Xeon Scalable processors deliver dual-socket performance, offering up to 56 cores, up to 112 threads, and a Turbo Boost Technology frequency up to 4.2 GHz.

Intel also unveiled new Xeon W processors, which are designed for mainstream workstations. The single-socket Xeon W processor features up to 18 cores and up to 36 threads.

“One of the most exciting trends in entertainment today is immersive 3D VR media, and professional workstations are a key component to the creation of this content,” said Intel. “From faster time to market with computer-aided design tools and creating ultra-high-definition and 3D content, to improving medical care and driving faster financial trades and AI analytics, workstations give professionals a powerful productivity tool.”