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Xeon Scalable Family - Max number of supported sockets

yurimoreno
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Hello there,

I´m trying to figure the max number of supported sockets per Xeon´s Gold & Platinum models. 

The "Ex-xxxx" family is easy to discover on the ark.intel site, on the "Package Specifications" -> "Max CPU Configuration".

But on Gold & Platinum models that information is not available, and those models can support a max number of sockets from 2 to 4+.

I need this information to calculate licensing needs for IBM products.

Appreciate it if someone can enlighten me on this matter.

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JoseH_Intel
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Hello yurimoreno,


Thank you for joining the community


The max number of sockets for Xeon Scalable processors is 8. It actually shows in ark under Expansion options > Scalability > S8S (scalable 8 socket).


For further details you can check the Scalable processor data sheet under Multi Processor support: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/docs/processors/xeon/2nd-gen-xeon-scalable-datashee...


Hope it helps


Jose A.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit:

https://intel.com/support/serverbios


yurimoreno
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Hi JoseH_Intel, thanks for replying.

So in the Item Scalability "SXS", the X means the number of sockets supported? 

I thought that in the first place, but since I work with IBM licensing and compliance I thought it was odd that the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT v9.2.22 - latest version) is assuming a PVU factor of 70 PVUs per core for Intel Xeon Gold series that have a S4S or 4S Scalability. It is supposed to have a PVU factor of 100 PVUs per core according to the PVU table (when the processor has a max number of sockets per server = 4).

The overview of the Xeon Scalable family says that all levels are 2 sockets capable, so I guessed that maybe the Gold models available (Gold 5118 & 6148) in my customer environment could be models that are only 2 sockets capable, therefore the ILMT considered 70 PVUs. But both models are an "X"=4, therefore 4 sockets capable.

If indeed they are 4 sockets capable, it means that the new version of ILMT has an issue on its PVU table...

 

JoseH_Intel
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Hello yurimoreno,


Unfortunately I am not familiar with the IBM Licensing Metric Tool you refer.

If there is any further Intel documentation that you need just let me know. Just take into consideration that some confidential documentation might require a Corporate Non-Disclosure Agreement between your company and Intel


Regards


Jose A.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit:

https://intel.com/support/serverbios


JoseH_Intel
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Hello yurimoreno,


I am just following up to double-check if you found the provided information useful. If you have further questions please don't hesitate to ask. If you consider the issue to be completed please let us know so we can proceed to mark this thread as closed.


Regards


Jose A.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit:

https://intel.com/support/serverbios


JoseH_Intel
Moderator
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Hello yurimoreno,


We will proceed to mark this thread as closed. If you have further issues or questions just go ahead and submit a new topic.


Regards


Jose A.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit:

https://intel.com/support/serverbios


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