Items tagged with New E5 Xeons Aim For the Cloud; Introduce New I/O

Intel launched its new Xeon E5 family today, based on the Sandy Bridge-EP processor. The new chips fill a gap in Santa Clara's product line; the company's Xeon offerings are now Sandy Bridge top-to-bottom. If you've followed the launch of Sandy Bridge and Sandy Bridge-E you'll be familiar with most of the E5 family's new features, but there are a few server-specific enhancements to discuss. The E5 family uses the LGA2011 socket that Intel launched last fall with Sandy Bridge-E, and as we expected, there's another two cores of creamy smoothness and an extra 5MB of L3 cache lurking in that silicon. The new Xeon platform, Romley, offers up to 24 DIMMs in total in a 2S system, supports both DDR3-1667... Read more...