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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: 5, Insightful) by TheRaven on Sunday February 23 2014, @11:49AM

    by TheRaven (270) on Sunday February 23 2014, @11:49AM (#5154) Journal
    15 allows a 3x5 layout, so it's not too bad from an architectural perspective. It's also quite nice for addressing, because you can use a 4-bit core address with a broadcast address for cache coherency messaging.
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