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  • Big Iron Revival, Intel Nehalem EX and AMD Magny-Cours

    Yesterday Intel held a product announcement press event for the upcoming Nehalem EX, which will succeed the current Xeon 7400 series based on the Core 2 micro-architecture for ''expandable system'', i.e., 4-way and higher, in late 2009 or early 2010. The current Xeon 5500 series (also Nehalem architecture) has 4 cores, 8M shared L3, 2 QPI links, ...
    Posted to Joe Chang (Weblog) by jchang on May 27, 2009
  • Is any one seriously looking at the HP ProLiant DL785G5?

    Or the IBM x3950M2 8-way Quad-Core Xeon? Consider the following specs: 8-way Quad-Core Opteron (32 cores total) Max Memory: 512GB (64 DIMM sockets) 11 PCI-E slots: 3x16, 3x8, and 5x4 or option for 7 PCI-E and 2HTx   Compare this with the HP ProLiant DL585G5: 4-way Quad-Core Opteron (16 cores total) Max Memory: 256GB (32 DIMM ...
    Posted to Joe Chang (Weblog) by jchang on July 20, 2008
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