On March 8, Cisco launched the UCS B200 M3 blade server. The half-height blade uses processors from Intel’s newly-announced Xeon E5 family, and competes with the Dell M620, HP BL460c Gen8, and IBM HS23 server blades.
Intel announced on Tuesday their next generation of 2 socket CPU – the Intel Xeon E5-2600. Formerly code named, “Sandy Bridge,” the E5-2600 is a follow on to the Intel Xeon 5600 series family and offers a real performance increase. In fact, Intel is boasting performance increases from 43% to 62% (depending on the vendor and benchmark.) What is contributing to this massive increase in performance? Let’s take a look.