Summary: EK introduces new liquid cooling gear for Intel's upcoming Sierra Forest processor family, featuring the EK-Pro CPU WB 7529 and 7529 Rack water blocks designed to efficiently cool the high core count CPUs.
- Specifically designed for Intel's first-generation E-core Xeon server processors, providing efficient cooling for high core counts
- Offers a larger cooling engine and surface area compared to previous models, accommodating the dense configuration of the new Intel CPUs
- Features a meticulously machined copper base and durable black POM Acetal top, ensuring high-quality materials for optimal heat management
liquid cooling gear manufacturer EK has launched its latest offerings for the Intel “Sierra Forest” processor family. The EK-Pro CPU WB 7529 and 7529 Rack water blocks are specifically designed to efficiently cool the Sierra Forest CPUs, which are Intel’s first-generation E-core Xeon server processors based on the LGA 7529 socket. These powerful CPUs, set to launch in the first half of 2024, boast an impressive 288 cores per socket, resulting in a staggering 576 cores per server. With such a high core count, liquid cooling becomes an essential solution for effective heat management.
The Sierra Forest architecture aims to achieve ultra-high core counts, providing greater compute density that will greatly benefit cloud and high-performance computing (HPC) server applications. However, with increased compute density comes the need for enhanced cooling capabilities. Even though the E-Cores consume less power per core, their dense configuration within the CPU poses unique challenges for traditional air cooling methods.
The EK-Pro CPU WB 7529 water blocks build upon their predecessors’ cooling engine but on a much larger scale to accommodate the larger surface area of the new Intel CPUs. These CPU water blocks feature a meticulously machined copper base (cold plate) made from the purest copper available on the market, treated with nickel electroplating. The top of the water block is crafted from CNC-milled durable black POM Acetal, while the hold-down bracket is laser-cut stainless steel.
The EK-Pro CPU WB 7529 Ni + Acetal is a dedicated workstation-grade water block designed for Intel LGA 7529 processors. It offers three standard G1/4″ threaded ports located on the top of the water block, making it ideal for workstations and taller server racks. On the other hand, the EK-Pro CPU WB 7529 Rack Ni + Acetal is a dedicated server-grade water block with 1U rack compatibility. It features four G1/8″ ports split into two sides, allowing for easier tube management and optimal compatibility with low-profile racks.
The EK-Pro CPU WB 7529 water blocks are manufactured in Slovenia, Europe, and are currently available for pre-order through the EK Webshop. Shipping is expected to commence in late February 2024. The table below provides the manufacturer-suggested retail prices (MSRP), including VAT.
About EK: EKWB, or EK Water Blocks, is a Slovenian company specializing in liquid cooling solutions for computers. They are well-regarded for their high-quality water cooling components, including CPU and GPU water blocks, radiators, pumps, and tubing. EKWB is a trusted brand among PC enthusiasts and overclockers, offering efficient and customizable cooling solutions to help maintain optimal operating temperatures for high-performance computers.
About Intel: Intel Corporation, a global technology leader, is for its semiconductor innovations that power computing and communication devices worldwide. As a pioneer in microprocessor technology, Intel has left an indelible mark on the evolution of computing with its processors that drive everything from PCs to data centers and beyond. With a history of advancements, Intel's relentless pursuit of innovation continues to shape the digital landscape, offering solutions that empower businesses and individuals to achieve new levels of productivity and connectivity.Intel Website: https://www.intel.com/
Intel LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/intel-corporation/
CPU: The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is the brain of a computer, responsible for executing instructions and performing calculations. It is the most important component of a computer system, as it is responsible for controlling all other components. CPUs are used in a wide range of applications, from desktop computers to mobile devices, gaming consoles, and even supercomputers. CPUs are used to process data, execute instructions, and control the flow of information within a computer system. They are also used to control the input and output of data, as well as to store and retrieve data from memory. CPUs are essential for the functioning of any computer system, and their applications in the computer industry are vast.
E-Cores: E-Cores (Efficiency Cores) are a type of technology used in the computer industry to provide a more efficient and reliable way of powering and cooling computer components. They are made up of a combination of copper and aluminum, and are designed to be more efficient than traditional copper cores. E-Cores are used in a variety of applications, such as in CPUs, GPUs, and other computer components. They are also used in servers, laptops, and other electronic devices. The technology is designed to reduce heat and power consumption, while also providing a more reliable and efficient way of powering and cooling computer components.
liquid cooling: Liquid cooling is a technology used to cool down computer components, such as processors, graphics cards, and other components that generate a lot of heat. It works by circulating a liquid coolant, such as water or a special coolant, through a series of pipes and radiators. The liquid absorbs the heat from the components and then dissipates it into the air. This technology is becoming increasingly popular in the computer industry due to its ability to provide more efficient cooling than traditional air cooling methods. Liquid cooling can also be used to overclock components, allowing them to run at higher speeds than their rated speeds. This technology is becoming increasingly popular in the gaming industry, as it allows gamers to get the most out of their hardware.
Xeon: The Intel Xeon processor is a powerful and reliable processor used in many computer systems. It is a multi-core processor that is designed to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. It is used in servers, workstations, and high-end desktop computers. It is also used in many embedded systems, such as routers and switches. The Xeon processor is known for its high performance and scalability, making it a popular choice for many computer applications. It is also used in many cloud computing applications, as it is capable of handling large amounts of data and providing high levels of performance. The Xeon processor is also used in many scientific and engineering applications, as it is capable of handling complex calculations and simulations.
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