Tag: Xeon

The End Of The HPC Server (As We Know It)

Jun 23, 2010 |

Has the big multicore Xeon and Opteron server jumped the HPC shark?

Intel, AMD Battle Again to Power Supercomputers in India

May 6, 2010 |

Latest x86 chips fuel burgeoning HPC build-out.

SGI Looks to Freeze Out HPC Competition with New ICE Machine

May 5, 2010 |

SGI has upgraded its HPC blade server lineup with the latest x86 silicon and a turbo-charged InfiniBand network. The Altix ICE 8400 is the successor to the company’s 8200 series and is designed as a premier solution for the HPC cluster market, scaling as high as 64,000 nodes.

Microsoft Ending Support for Itanium

Apr 5, 2010 |

Second major OS vendor to bail on processor.

Chipmakers Look to Rock High-End Server Biz

Apr 1, 2010 |

Intel and AMD ante up new server chips, place their bets.

CPU March Madness Ends with Intel Nehalem EX Launch

Mar 31, 2010 |

In what has become one of the busiest months ever for CPU introductions, Intel got its final say on Tuesday with the launch of its much-anticipated Nehalem EX. The new processor line encompasses the Xeon 7500 and 6500 series and will be the basis for shared memory SMP systems from dozens of server makers, including HPC stalwarts like Cray, SGI, and Bull.

Intel Partners See ‘Easy’ Upgrade Path With Xeon 5600 Chips

Mar 18, 2010 |

Westmere parts already showing up in HPC machines.

AMD: OEMs primed for Opteron 6100s

Mar 17, 2010 |

But what about the tier ones?

Intel Ups Performance Ante with Westmere Server Chips

Mar 16, 2010 |

Right on schedule, Intel has launched its Xeon 5600 processors, codenamed “Westmere EP.” The 5600 represents the 32nm sequel to the Xeon 5500 (Nehalem EP) for dual-socket servers. Intel is touting better performance and energy efficiency, along with new security features, as the big selling points of the new Xeons.

AMD Tries to Draw Intel Into Chip Battle

Mar 8, 2010 |

AMD offers up 48-core server prize.