Intel Launches the Xeon 7500 Eight-Core Server CPU
Intel has announced what they call the largest performance leap in Intel Xeon processor history. This leap comes in the form of the company's latest and strongest server CPUs, the Xeon 7500 Series, which are based on the Nehalem architecture and promise a performance increase of three times compared to Xeon 7400 chips.
The new CPUs have up to eight processing cores and Hyper Threading (16 threads), which means they can scale up to 32 cores and 64 threads in four-chip platforms or even 64 cores and 128 threads on eight-chip platforms. The most capable of the lot is the Xeon 7560, which has a clock frequency of 2.66GHz and 24MB of Intel Smart Cache memory, as well as Turbo Boost technology and four Intel QPI links. This chip is intended for super node high-performance computing applications in financial services and science. The thermal design power (TDP) of all processors can range between 95W and 130W.
In addition to their basic specs, all CPUs are built with over 20 reliability features, such as the Machine Check Architecture (MCA) Recovery, which enables a configuration to recover from system errors that would otherwise be fatal. This feature set makes Intel's new line capable of better protecting data integrity and minimizing planned downtime.
Intel Larrabee gets reborn for super computers - 06/22/2011 03:46 AM
Intel showed off the 22nm Knights Ferry at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg. This x86 many-core product is basically Larrabee silicon redesigned for high-performance computing. ...
Intel Launches Its Fastest Sandy Bridge CPU - 06/06/2011 08:39 AM
But unfortunately for us consumers, it's a
Intel launches Atom D525 and D425 - 06/23/2010 09:07 AM
Intel reports its Atom D525 and D425 chips are now available in nettops. Entry-level desktop PCs based on the Intel Atom processors D525 and D425 with support for DDR3 memory technology are now availa...
Intel Launch Six-Core but 8-Core Chips as well - 02/04/2010 06:34 PM
Well, if you had any doubt that multi-core processors would not be the future, think again. Loads of rumors and details already hit the web regarding both Intel's and AMD's six core processors. But as...
Intel Larrabee Larrabee demo Surfaces - 09/24/2009 08:24 AM
Running an actual pre-production Larrabee graphics card