I do not believe Falcon Shores, even in an all-CPU config, is converged with the main server line, or at the very least not in the GNR timeframe. My understanding is that it's being handled by Raja's org, completely separate from the main Xeon CPU team. Furthermore, my understanding is that it's a significantly later project, though how much later, I don't know. Diamond Rapids, no idea, but I'd have to assume any converged architecture would be led by Xeon, from a resource perspective if nothing else.@IntelUser2000 @Exist50 This slide in the MTL/ARL HotChips 34 talk is quite interesting. It points to the next disaggregated design (albeit on the server side) that the Intel teams are working towards. It’s how Falcon Shores has also been described. Clearly MTL/ARL detailed in the talk is the client disaggregated platform and Falcon Shores is the common server platform equivalent, how the future modular CPU, GPU, and xPU will be built.
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I still believe Granite Rapids (and hence Sierra Forest, since they share the same platform) are being built like this. If the server design is not moved to this methodology with GNR, it will be another 2-3 years since Intel wants to do two server releases for each platform. Diamond Rapids is supposed to follow GNR on the same platform.