Early Skylake server testing underway

Intel have kindly donated a full reference evaluation system so we can see what, if any, improvements our bio-informatics pipelines may realise on this new hardware platform. The model is the :

Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8170 CPU @ 2.10GHz

Intel’s ARK details are available here:


and of course, wikipedia are here:


We are looking to gauge interest in their conjoined Skylake FPGA offering. If anyone is interested we can gain access to a test system.

AMD systems are also looking very interesting:


We are looking to start evaluating their hardware very soon…. Finally a decent takeoff opportunity !