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Intel Announces the Xeon E5-2600 v3 CPU

Today Intel announced the next generation of their x86 CPU,  the Xeon E5-2600 v3.  The specific CPU models being offered vary by server vendor, so here’s a summary of what the new CPU will provide.

Dell’s PowerEdge VRTX Gets An Upgrade

The past few months have seen some long awaited new additions to Dell’s PowerEdge VRTX system.  In an effort to prevent this from being an “all Dell” blog, I’ve held off writing about these new additions until today.  In a quick summary, the new additions include: 2nd PERC, added support for VMware ESXi 5.5, added

Blade Server Comparisons – March 2014

This update includes blade servers with the Intel Xeon E5-4600 v2 CPU.  I’ll add the E7 v2 once they begin shipping (and I have some data).

Intel E5-4600 v2 CPU Announced

Intel announced the refresh of their 4 socket E5 line taking the CPU up to 12 cores, and 30MB of shared cache and supporting memory speeds up to 1866 MTS DDR3 DIMMs.                           I’ve updated the current blade server comparison list to include the

Sneak Peek at HP ProLiant BL660c E5-4600 v2 Offerings

It appears someone at HP slipped up and posted Intel E5-4600 v2 specs for the HP ProLiant BL660c Gen 8 blade server a few weeks ahead of Intel’s announcement later in Q1.  HP has since removed the details, but customers looking at the 4 socket blade server may be interested to know what HP will

Blade Server Comparisons – Feb 2014

  This update includes blade servers with the Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 CPU.  I’ll add the E7 v2 once they begin shipping (and I have some data).       Link: BladesMadeSimple_BladeServer_Comparison_updated2.26.14   Kevin Houston is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BladesMadeSimple.com.  He has over 17 years of experience in the x86 server marketplace.  Since

New Blade Servers Based on Intel E7 v2 Announced

The Intel Xeon E7 v2 CPU was officially announced today advertising 2x the performance, 3x the memory and 4x the I/O bandwidth compared to previous generations.   For more information on what the E7 v2 CPU offers, as well as what blade servers were announced, continue reading below.

Intel E5 2600 v2 vSphere Compatibility

One of the first questions I’ve received when I started discussing the new Intel E5 2600 v2 CPU is “will it work with my existing blade server VMware clusters?”  The sales answer is YES, of course.  The real answer is, it depends. 

Intel Unveils 12 Core Xeon CPU

Today at Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel officially announced the next version of the Xeon Family – the E5 2600 v2, aka “Ivy Bridge”.

Next Generation Intel Ivy Bridge CPU Details Leaked

Digging around the web tonight, I stumbled upon an interesting Czech web site, ExtraHardware.cz, that appears to offer some details around Intel’s upcoming E5-2600 v2 processor.  I’m not sure of the timeline for when the E5-2600 v2 will be released, but I imagine we can expect them to be available sometime in the next few

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