2nd Gen Intel Xeon servers: 50% off for 90 days

Choose any new Intel® Xeon® 5218 or Intel Xeon 6248 IBM Cloud™ monthly bare metal server and get 50 percent off for 90 days. Each new 2nd Gen Intel Xeon scalable-based server can be customized with 4 or 12 drives for additional storage, up to 1,536 GB of RAM, and GPU processors. Enter Promo Code CASCADE50 at checkout.¹

Xeon Scalable processors: Built for HPC workloads

Feed your high-performance workloads with IBM Cloud bare metal servers running the second generation of Intel Xeon Gold and Intel Xeon Silver Scalable processors. With increased DDR4 memory speed and capacity, Intel’s processors also provide impressive “per core” performance and advanced reliability.

Intel’s next generation Xeon Scalable processors on IBM Cloud bring innovation to the way you move, store and process data when it comes to HPC workloads. Enhancements include higher per-core performance and CPU frequency, PCIe 3.0 support for 48 lanes, up to three Intel UPI links, increased DDR4 memory and speed capacity, and an optimized cache hierarchy.

Run your most compute-intensive workloads

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Earth systems models
Add greater precision and higher speeds to prediction systems, and serve a wide range of meteorological applications.

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Help reduce dev-and-test cycle times for mission-critical design processes, including automotive, nautical, aerospace and more.

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Run power-intensive simulations. Deliver fast and precise calculations for complex materials and analysis.

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Financial sector
Mirror on-premises environments and speed up statistical sampling techniques.

Get high performance and reliability, with faster memory

Accommodate your high-performance workloads with IBM Cloud bare metal servers running the latest Intel Xeon Gold and Intel Xeon Silver Scalable processors for impressive per-core performance, faster memory and advanced reliability. They’re up to 63 percent faster than previous generations.²

Explore analytics without boundaries

Get analytics without boundaries with IBM DB2® on Intel Xeon scalable processors. These processors deliver faster, more sophisticated analytics; run more concurrent queries in multi-user environments; and uncover high-value insights as fast as data is created.

Intel Optane: High throughput, low latency and high QoS

Break through data-access bottlenecks and get more work done per server with Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X. This innovative SSD technology is an industry-leading combination of high throughput, low latency, high QoS and ultra-high endurance. It’s the first product to combine the attributes of memory and storage, delivering a solution that can accelerate applications with faster caching and faster storage performance, can increase scale per server and can reduce transaction costs for latency-sensitive workloads.


¹Offer 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. The processor, chassis, and RAM are pre-set and cannot be modified. Offers are valid while supplies last, and offers may not be available in all data centers. Offer is subject to availability. 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. The promotions are not limited to one per account. The promotions are limited to the monthly billed applicable servers only. The discount applies to the IBM Cloud list price. Additional exclusions may apply.

²Up to 1.6x gains based on Geomean of Weather Research Forecasting – Conus 12Km, HOMME, LSTCLS-DYNA Explicit, INTES PERMAS V16, MILC, GROMACS water 1.5M_pme, VASPSi256, NAMDstmv, LAMMPS, Amber GB Nucleosome, Binomial option pricing, Black-Scholes, Monte Carlo European options. Results have been estimated based on internal Intel analysis and are provided for informational purposes only. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measure using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information, go to http://www.intel.com/performance/datacenter.