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  • mevans336 - Monday, July 09, 2012 - link

    We would be interested in this if it scales and eventually offers support for JBoss and Nginx.

    I'd love to replace my Sandy Bridge Xeons with more cores at a 10:1 power ratio.
  • Soulkeeper - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    I'd love to see some benchmarks on a perf/watt or just plain performance comparison to other x86 alternatives.
    I wonder if the 10Gbps interconnect will limit it in any way
  • eanazag - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - link

    10Gbps is about 1,250 MBps. You may get 80-90% utilization of the bandwidth at best. It would depend on what you're doing on the server.

    Truth is I would believe this to be a benefit for web hosting. I'm curious as to how much the power supply is rated for on the server; it'll indicate how much the max draw is.

    I don't think this has a chance to be anything more than a niche business model without Windows server support. Someone like Facebook or Google would have the intellectual support and workload to benefit from this.
  • Veerappan - Thursday, July 12, 2012 - link

    I'm thinking that web hosting companies could get some use out of this. Lots of low-power cores and support for the standard LAMP stack that a lot of them use. I'm assuming that power/performance scales nicely with the workload. Reply

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