Intel denies reports of Xeon shortage

Intel has denied reports that its Xeon supply chain is suffering the same constraints as its PC desktop/laptop business. CEO Bob Swan said during the company’s recent earnings call that its inventory was depleted but customers are getting orders.

The issue blew up last week when HPE – one of Intel’s largest server OEM partners – reportedly told UK-based publication The Register that there were supply constraints with Cascade Lake processors, the most recent generation of Xeon Scalable processors, and urged HPE customers “to consider alternative processors.” HPE did not clarify if it meant Xeon processors other than Cascade Lake or AMD Epyc processors.

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