32-Cores on a standard 2U server is no longer a dream

By admin, March 22, 2010 23:09

With the new release of Intel’s latest Xeon CPU (Nehalem-EX) for the enterprise market, 32-Cores on a standard 2U server is no longer a dream. Think about what you can do with 32-Cores (64-Cores counting the HT) and 128GB Ram in a standard 2U for your next virtualization project! Get it? Yes, you could put almost the whole mini data center (that’s 1998 standard, say 128 servers, each with PIII 1G with 1G Ram per server) on to it, see the cost saving? Bingo!!!


The New Nehalem-EX Advantage:

  • Intel Nehalem Architecture built on Intel’s unique 45nm high-k metal gate technology process
  • Up to 8 cores per processor
  • Up to 16 threads per processor with Intel® Hyper-threading
  • Scalability up to eight sockets via Quick Path Interconnects and greater with third-party node controllers
  • QuickPath Architecture with four high-bandwidth links
  • 24MB of shared cache
  • Integrated memory controllers
  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology
  • Intel scalable memory buffer and scalable memory interconnects
  • Up to 9x the memory bandwidth of previous generation
  • Support for up to 16 memory slots per processor socket
  • Advanced RAS capabilities including MCA Recovery
  • 2.3 billion transistors

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