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posted by mattie_p on Saturday February 22 2014, @06:32PM   Printer-friendly
from the so-i-can-play-my-games-faster-right? dept.

Popeidol writes

"Intel has announced the latest revision to it's Enterprise CPU range. The Xeon E7 v2 is based on Ivy Bridge rather than the aging Westmere, and specifically targets the Big Data Analytics market. In pursuit of this they've bumped up the core count to 15, reduced power consumption, reworked the cache, and included a long list of smaller improvements. The end result is a high-reliability chip that uses less power but has dramatically improved performance for most workloads.

A single-page version of the article is available here."

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by hemocyanin on Saturday February 22 2014, @07:07PM

    by hemocyanin (186) on Saturday February 22 2014, @07:07PM (#4918) Journal

    Ah the memories -- I had a 486sx20 once upon a time. I thought it rocked too. You get more power in a feature phone nowadays.

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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by isostatic on Saturday February 22 2014, @08:13PM

    by isostatic (365) on Saturday February 22 2014, @08:13PM (#4933) Journal

    My SX25 fell by the wayside when I tried to get Windows 95 installed on it. Had to compress the hard drive too, as it was only 170MB. Replaced it with a DX4-100 then my first homebuilt PC - a P2-300

    When I buy servers now, I tend to spec low cores high CPU - x264 encoding is the only thing that really taxes what are in effect nas drives, currently that would be a single E5-2637 V2. 4 cores, 3.5GHz []

    However most servers serve multiple people, and run multiple threads, and can make use of wide processors. My favoured vendor suggests putting some 12-core processors in. Even on the storage chasis I go for, with two physical processors, that's 24 cores, it's a phenominally wide system. I do wonder how many systems can make use of that number of cores, but can't be easilly parallelised onto multiple cheaper machines. 6x4 core machines are in most cases going to be cheaper than a 24 core machine.