Intel Xeon® Silver 4208 Processor 2.1GHz w/ 11MB Cache

MX78491 Xeon® Silver 4208 Processor 2.1GHz w/ 11MB Cache
MX78491 Xeon® Silver 4208 Processor 2.1GHz w/ 11MB Cache

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Take a major leap forward

New Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are workload-optimized to support hybrid cloud infrastructures and the most high-demand applications. You can drive actionable insight, count on hardware-based security, and deploy dynamic service delivery.

Take a major leap forward

New Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are workload-optimized to support hybrid cloud infrastructures and the most high-demand applications. You can drive actionable insight, count on hardware-based security, and deploy dynamic service delivery.

Advanced Features Are Designed into the Silicon

Synergy among compute, network, and storage is built in. Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors optimize interconnectivity with a focus on speed without compromising data security. Here are just a few of the value-added features:

Optimize Performance

New features such as Intel® Advanced Vector Extension 512 (Intel® AVX-512) improve with workload-optimized performance and throughput increases for advanced analytics, high performance computing (HPC) applications, and data compression.

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Accelerate Critical Workloads

Speed up data compression and cryptography with integrated Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT).

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Operate More Efficiently

High-speed Integrated Intel® Ethernet (up to 4x10GbE) helps reduce total system cost. It also lowers power consumption and improves transfer latency of large storage blocks and virtual machine migration.

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Improve Security

Deploy hardware-enhanced security to protect data and system operations without compromising performance.

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New Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are now available in four feature configurations:

Intel® Xeon® Silver Processors

Intel® Xeon® Silver processors offer the hardware-enhanced performance and security required for data center compute, network, and storage optimized for midsized and growing IT organizations.

  • Solid compute capability (Hyper-Threading, Turbo Boost)
  • Improved memory speed, energy efficiency
  • Suitable for a moderate range workloads


Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors are setting a new benchmark in platform convergence and capabilities across compute, storage, memory, network, and security. The latest Intel® Server Boards and Systems have been specifically designed to enable you to take advantage of these enhancements. Below are some of the most compelling reasons to make an evolutionary leap forward in agility and scalability with the latest Intel® Server Products.

  • Up to 28 cores deliver enhanced performance
    Ideal for today's data centers and communications networks-from the smallest workloads to your most mission-critical applications-Intel Xeon Scalable processors deliver highly enhanced per-core performance. And, significant increases in memory bandwidth (six memory channels) and 1/0 bandwidth (48 PCle lanes) mean notable improvements in data delivery enabled by denser compute and faster access to large data volumes.
  • Modernize and energize your data center with lower TCO
    This new platform can help you grow faster with high scalability to support a wide range of current and future workloads such as advanced analytics for real-time insights. In fact, Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8100 processors deliver up to 4.2x greater virtual machine performance compared to 4-year-old servers, 1 and they deliver up to 65 percent lower total cost of ownership compared to 4-year-old servers.2
  • Enhanced performance? Just add SSDs
    Intel Xeon Scalable processor platforms support Intel® Optane® SSDs and Intel® 3D NANO SSDs for an industry-leading combination of higher throughput, lower latency, higher QoS, and ultra-high endurance to shatter data access bottlenecks. The platform delivers unparalleled scale with highly optimized and efficient performance across a broad range of workloads-from HPC and network functions virtualization, to advanced analytics and Al.
  • Purpose-built for the most demanding workloads
    The latest Intel Server Boards and Systems have been optimized for the performance, scalability, and hardware-enhanced resiliency enhancements in the Intel Xeon Scalable processors. From density optimized boards enabling high memory and processing performance, to versatile boards that support maximum capacity and 1/0 flexibilit y, Intel Server Boards are capable of handling the high demands of today's data center workloads.
  • Take advantage of new features and integrations on optimized platforms
    To help you realize the full potential of the Intel Xeon Scalable processor, Intel Server Boards and Systems have been optimized for new processor features. These include integrated Intel® QuickAssist technology for enhanced authentication, compression, and decompression performance; integrated Intel® Omni-Path fabric for up to 100 Gb/s per second port bandwidth; NVMe enablement to alleviate 1/0 bottlenecks; and Ethernet with ROMA on the chipset for faster switching and packet filtering.
  • Accelerate deployment with Intel® Data Center Blocks
    Each customer's data center requires a unique server solution to run complex, business-critical workloads. Fully validated, configure-to-order Intel® Data Center Blocks featuring the Intel Xeon Scalable processor, Intel Server Boards , Intel® SSDs, third-party memory, and other components simplify development and enable you to adopt solutions more quickly.
  • Brand and differentiate
    Intel Data Center Blocks are customizable, un-branded systems, offering Intel partners the opportunity to brand and differentiate in the market with your unique software, services, and applications.
  • Adopt new solutions with confidence
    Intel Server Boards, Systems, and Data Center Blocks are backed by Intel's design excellence and manufacturing expertise to deliver processing power with high levels of flexibility, manageability, and reliability. Product and design quality is paired with rigorous validation practices to deliver products that you can trust.


Processor Intel® Xeon™ Silver 4208 Processor
Number of Cores 8
Number of Threads 16
Clock Speed 2.10 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 3.20 GHz
Cache 11 MB L3
# of UPI Links 2
Instruction Set 64-bit
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 1 TB
Memory Type DDR4-2400
Maximum Memory Speed 2400 MHz
Memory Channels 6
ECC Memory Support Yes
Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory Supported No
Expansion Options  
Scalability 2S
PCI Express Revision 3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes 48
Advanced Technologies  
Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost) Yes
Intel® Speed Select technology - Performance Profile No
Intel® Speed Select technology - Base Frequency No
Intel® Resource Director Technology (Intel® RDT) Yes
Intel® Speed Shift Technology Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility Yes
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Yes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) Yes
Intel® TSX-NI Yes
Intel® 64 Yes
Instruction Set Extensions Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
# of AVX-512 FMA Units 1
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Yes
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD) Yes
Security & Reliability  
Intel® AES New Instructions Yes
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology Yes
Execute Disable Bit Yes
Intel® Run Sure Technology No
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE) Yes
Thermal Solution None (Sold Separately)
Max TDP 85 W
Architecture 14nm
Socket FCLGA3647