IT Computing

Intel's server CPU portfolio just got more diversified and complex with the launch of the Intel Xeon E3-1200 V4 at Computex 2015. It is basically the same chip as the Core i7 "Broadwell" desktop that Ian reviewed yesterday: inside we find four Broadwell cores and a Crystal Well-backed Iris Pro GPU, baked with Intel's state-of-the-art 14 nm process. The Xeon enables ECC RAM support, PCI-passthrough, and VT-D, the former two being features that the desktop chips obviously lack, and VT-D only being present in some desktop chips. But the current line-up of the Xeon E3-1200 v4 based upon Broadwell is not a simple replacement for the current Xeon E3 1200 v3 "Haswell", which we tested a few months ago. Traditionally, the Xeon E3 was...

Balancing Power, Price, and Performance in the Server CPU World

Our last comprehensive server and server CPU review focused on some of the best and fastest x86 servers on the market. This time, we focus on more humble servers...

40 by Johan De Gelas on 3/3/2011

The Intel SSD 510 Review

It's been a long time coming but we finally have Intel's third generation SSD. Codenamed Elmcrest, this is not only the first 6Gbps SSD from Intel but it's also...

128 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 3/2/2011

Synology DS211+ SMB NAS Review

The SMB (Small to Medium Businesses) NAS market is a highly competitive one. A lot of things have changed since the last time we covered this market in a...

48 by Ganesh T S on 2/28/2011

HP's Business Notebook Hat Trick

It's fair to say the refreshes HP announced for their consumer computers earlier this month seemed fairly lackluster. While nobody can complain about improved notebook speakers and the triumphant...

47 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/23/2011

Opteron "Magny-Cours" Gets a Speedbump

AMD has launched 5 new Opterons yesterday. The fastest "Magny-cours" is now called the Opteron 6180SE and runs now at 2.5 GHz, 200 MHz more than its older brother...

12 by Johan De Gelas on 2/15/2011

HP Mini 5103: Looking at the Dual-Core Atom N550

Netbooks are all so similar in terms of performance that it’s difficult to get excited about reviewing “yet another netbook”. Aesthetics and build quality may change, but outside of...

59 by Jarred Walton on 12/17/2010

HP EliteBook 8740w: IPS on the Go

The search for a notebook with a quality screen, at least in the mainstream sector, can often feel like a futile one. Outside of Jarred's recent love affair with...

63 by Dustin Sklavos on 12/8/2010

Dell Latitude E6410: Minding Intel's Business

Business centric laptops are something most people have used at some point or another, but they're not always the first devices to get reviewed. The reason is pretty simple...

51 by Jarred Walton on 12/2/2010

Virtualization - Ask the Experts #6

We conclude our series of Ask the Experts with four questions you all asked about servers and virtualization in previous posts. Thanks to everyone who participated and we hope...

6 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/1/2010

10G Ethernet: More Than a Big Pipe

If you are looking to improve your virtualized datacenter, 10Gb Ethernet really deserves your attention. It delivers more than twice as much bandwidth as quad-port gigabit, lower latency, lower...

38 by Johan De Gelas on 11/24/2010

AnandTech 2010 Server Upgrade: The Memory

A couple of months ago we shared with you the CPUs that are going into our new server farm. We've actually started physically installing the machines (hence the brief...

69 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/28/2010

Hybrid Clouds: are we there yet?

Just 9 months ago, almost 1500 out of a total of 3146 readers (46%) told us in a poll that they feel that "Cloud Computing is hot air, it...

26 by Johan De Gelas on 10/18/2010

ZFS - Building, Testing, and Benchmarking

Click to enlarge If you are in the IT field, you have no doubt heard a lot of great things about ZFS, the file system originally introduced by Sun in...

105 by Matt Breitbach on 10/5/2010

Virtualization - Ask the Experts #5

A couple of months ago we ran a webcast with Intel Fellow, Rich Uhlig, VMware Chief Platform Architect, Rich Brunner and myself. The goal was to talk about the...

27 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/29/2010

HP Mini 5102: This Netbook Means Business

We’ve seen more than our fair share of Pine Trail netbooks since their launch late last year. Performance has never been spectacular, but battery life and portability have been...

24 by Jarred Walton on 9/22/2010

Virtualization - Ask the Experts #4

Our Ask the Experts series continues with another round of questions. A couple of months ago we ran a webcast with Intel Fellow, Rich Uhlig, VMware Chief Platform Architect, Rich...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/10/2010

Server Clash: DELL's Quad Opteron DELL R815 vs HP's DL380 G7 and SGI's Altix UV10

Three totally different servers in one test: the dual Xeon X5670 HP DL380 G7, the quad Xeon X7560 SGI Altix UV10 and the Quad Opteron 6174 Dell R815. Three...

51 by Johan De Gelas on 9/9/2010

Virtualization - Ask the Experts #3

Our Ask the Experts series continues with another round of questions. A couple of months ago we ran a webcast with Intel Fellow, Rich Uhlig, VMware Chief Platform Architect, Rich...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/2/2010

AnandTech 2010 Server Upgrade: The CPUs

Years ago I used to publish a series of articles called Behind AnandTech. We'd occasionally do a massive server upgrade and I'd publish detailed specs, shots and info about...

67 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/30/2010

HP EliteBook 8440w: On-the-Go Workstation

HP's EliteBook 8440w is the smallest workstation on the market, making it an intruiging notebook for on-the-run engineers and professionals who do a lot of CAD and simulation analysis...

45 by Vivek Gowri on 8/13/2010

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