News

New Xeon Has More Cache

Intel released a new Xeon processor this week for front-end servers and workstations with more on-die cache. The 3.06-GHz Intel Xeon processor with 1 MB of L3 cache complements the Intel Xeon MP processors released earlier this month for four-processor and larger servers.

The new chip for single- or dual-processor systems has a 533 MHz front-side bus, and is drop-in compatible with systems designed for the E7501 server chipset or the E7505 workstation chipset.

Suggested uses for the new chip include general purpose servers for Web hosting, data caching, search engines, security, streaming media and high-performance computing. The Xeon MP processors are designed for mid-tier and back-end applications, including ERP and databases.

The new chip costs $690 each in 1,000-unit quantities, making it the most expensive two-way-capable processor in Intel's lineup. To make way for the new Xeons at the top of the Intel Xeon lineup, Intel cut prices on six other Intel Xeon processors on Sunday by 10 percent to 34 percent.

In early July, Intel refreshed its Intel Xeon MP processor line with new speeds and cache sizes. A 2.8-GHz Xeon MP with 2 MB of cache sells for $3,692, a 2.5-GHz Xeon MP with 1 MB of cache goes for $1,980 and a 2-GHz Xeon MP with 1 MB of cache costs $1,177.

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

Featured

  • Performing a Storage Refresh on Windows Server 2016, Part 1

    To spruce up some aging lab hardware, Brien decided to make the jump to all-flash storage. Here's a walk-through of the first half of the process.

  • Vendors Issue Patches for Linux Container Runtime Flaw Enabling Host Attacks

    This week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) described a high-risk security vulnerability (CVE-2019-5736) for organizations using containers that could lead to compromised host systems.

  • Windows 10 Version 1809 Users May Get Visual Studio Crashes

    Microsoft on Friday issued an advisory for Windows 10 version 1809 users about possible Visual Studio crashes.

  • Standardizing the Look of Outlook's Outbound Messages

    Microsoft typically gives users a blank canvas to compose new e-mails in Outlook. In some corporate environments, however, a blank canvas isn't a good thing.

comments powered by Disqus

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.