Comparison for the Intel® Server Board S2600BP with non-R and with R (Refresh) Families

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Product Comparison

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02/08/2020

Board Family Intel® Server Board S2600BP Family Intel® Server Board S2600BP R (refresh) Family
Compatible Processors Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (formerly codenamed Skylake)
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (formerly codenamed Cascade Lake) - not supported by default; requires BIOS 02.01.0008 or later
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (formerly codenamed Cascade Lake)
Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (formerly codenamed Skylake)
Board SKU Guidance

Intel® Server Board S2600BPB – MM#948899
Intel® Server Board S2600BPS – MM#952609
Intel® Server Board S2600BPQ – MM#948900

Intel® Server Board S2600BPBR – MM#986113
Intel® Server Board S2600BPSR – MM#986114
Intel® Server Board S2600BPQR – MM#986115
Compute Module SKU Guidance
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BPB – MM#976668
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BPB24 – MM#976671
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BPS – MM#976670
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BPS24 – MM#976676
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BPQ – MM#976669
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BPQ24 – MM#976675
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BPBLC – MM#961401
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BPBLC24 – MM#977207
 
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BPBR – MM#986116
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BPB24R – MM#986118
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BPSR – MM#986117
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BPS24R – MM#986119
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BPQR – MM#985900
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BPQ24R – MM#986120
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BPBLCR – MM#986121
Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BPBLC24R – MM#986122
Chassis Supported
Intel® Server Chassis H2312XXLR3
Intel® Server Chassis H2224XXLR3
Intel® Server Chassis H2204XXLRE
Intel® Server Chassis H2312XXLR3
Intel® Server Chassis H2224XXLR3
Intel® Server Chassis H2204XXLRE
Board BIOS requirement to support
2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
Requires BIOS version 02.01.0008 or later

Steps:
  1. Download latest BIOS version (02.01.0008 or later).
  2. Install Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (formerly codenamed Skylake).
  3. Update to version 02.01.0008 or later.
  4. Install 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (formerly codenamed Cascade Lake).
  5. Update to latest production BIOS.
Board minimum BIOS version - 02.01.0008
Note Need to update to latest production BIOS
Product Change Notification PCN# 116894-01 Use these products as replacement products.
Detailed Intel® Server Board S2600BP Family Comparison through ARK Boards Comparison 
Detailed Intel® Compute Module HNS2600BP Family Comparison through ARK Modules Comparison

Frequently asked questions

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Can I use the 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors in a non-R revision of the Intel® Server Board S2600BP Family?

Yes, the hardware is compatible, but the Intel® Server Board has to be at a minimum of BIOS version 02.01.0008 to boot with 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor installed. Once booted, you must upgrade to production BIOS for the CPU to run properly and the new features to become available.

Steps

  1. Download latest BIOS version (02.01.0008 or later).
  2. Install Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (formerly codenamed Skylake).
  3. Update to version 02.01.0008 or later.
  4. Install 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (formerly codenamed Cascade Lake).
  5. Update to latest production BIOS.
If I don’t need a refresh board to use the 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors, why did Intel launch a new R (refresh) revision of the Intel® Server Board S2600BP Family? The main reason for the board revision change was to identify boards that have BIOS 02.01.0008 installed in the factory, so that customers know immediately that these boards can boot with a 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processor installed (as they have the R suffix).