May 17, 2019 By Dustin McNabb
Gregg Bennett
3 min read

IBM Cloud is excited to announce a special introductory promotion for our monthly bare metal servers running the latest 2nd-Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (formerly code-named Cascade Lake).

Between now and September 30, 2019, you can order and try Intel’s latest Xeon Scalable generation of compute processing power on dedicated, bare metal servers in IBM Cloud data centers around the globe at 50% off list price, for up to 90 days.

These new, monthly IBM Cloud bare metal servers with the much-anticipated 2nd-Gen Intel Xeon Scalable microarchitecture can be ordered and configured today in the IBM Cloud catalog.

  • 2nd-Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Gold 5218 (16 cores per CPU, 2.3 GHz)
  • 2nd-Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Gold 6248 (20 cores per CPU, 2.5 GHz)

Each new 2nd-Gen Intel Xeon Scalable-based server can be ordered with 4 or 12 drives for additional storage, up to 1536 GB of RAM, and up to 2 GPU processors. This IBM Cloud bare metal and 2nd-Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors promotion runs on a global scale—available in key IBM Cloud Multi-Zone Regional (MZR) data centers across North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.

2nd-Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors on IBM Cloud drive higher performance to help clients address their growing workload needs. By integrating higher per-core performance vs. prior generations of Intel Xeon Scalable processors— coupled with support for faster and higher capacity memory— workloads running on 2nd-Gen Intel Xeon Scalable-based servers get up to 1.33X enhanced mainstream performance and up to 17X inference boost for AI and deep-learning workloads. Compared to specific prior generation processors, here are some potential performance gains you can achieve:

How to get started

To take advantage of this limited time promotion for Intel Xeon 5218 and 6248 family bare metal servers on IBM Cloud, you’ll want to do the following:

  1. Access the IBM Cloud bare metal catalog.
  2. Choose Monthly billing.
  3. Choose your IBM Cloud data center location.
  4. Choose the All servers option, then the Dual processor tab.
  5. Select the Intel Xeon 5218 or Intel Xeon 6248 bare metal server that best matches your workload needs. Be sure to configure your server options, including storage, RAM, GPUs, OS, Network interface, and more.
  6. Apply promo code CASCADE50 under Total due per month to get your 50% off. 

For more information on IBM Cloud bare metal servers powered by 2nd-Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors, or to order over the phone, contact your IBM Sales Representative or call 1-800-426-4968. You can also learn more about Intel technology on IBM Cloud by clicking the link.  

Promotional Limitations

Offer valid until September 30, 2019. Discount applies only to the Processor, Chassis, RAM, and Disks. Any additional add-on will be charged at full list price. Discounts applied will last for up to 90 days. After 90 days you will be charged the full list price for all components detailed in the product description. The discounts cannot be combined with any other promotions, discounts, or offers. Customers must order a minimum of 192GB RAM to qualify for promotional pricing. The Processor and Chassis are pre-set and cannot be modified. All offers are valid while supplies last, and all offers may not be available in all IBM Cloud data centers. Offer is valid for only Digital and Direct brand customers. Offer is not available for SLIC and DSW accounts. Valid on new or existing customer accounts. For existing customer accounts, the promotion applies to new orders only. Promotion is limited to one server per customer. The promotion is limited to the monthly billed applicable servers only. The discount applies to the IBM Cloud list price. Additional exclusions may apply.

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