During September we managed to get hold of some Haswell-EP samples for a quick run through our testing suite. The Xeon E5 v3 range extends beyond that of the E5 v2 with the new architecture, support for DDR4 and more SKUs with more cores. These are generally split into several markets including workstation, server, low power and high performance, with a few SKUs dedicated for communications or off-map SKUs with different levels of support. Today we are testing two 10 core models, the Xeon E5-2687W v3 and the Xeon E5-2650 v3.

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

Quad Xeon 7500, the Best Virtualized Datacenter Building Block?

Finding the best building block for a virtualized datacenter has been our quest for a few years now. In this article, we’ll introduce you to our brand new virtualization...

51 by Johan De Gelas on 8/10/2010

Virtualization - Ask the Experts #2

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 7/27/2010

Virtualization - Ask the Experts #1

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...

44 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/22/2010

Low Power Server CPUs: the energy saving choice?

Keeping an eye on power when choosing the hardware and software components is thus much more than naively following the hype of “green IT”. It is simply the smart...

49 by Johan De Gelas on 7/15/2010

SeaMicro Announces SM10000 Server with 512 Atom CPUs and Low Power Consumption

The past couple of years have shown us a lot can be done with very modest CPU power thanks to Moore's Law. Everything from netbooks to smartphones rely on...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/14/2010

Announcing: HP 4320t Mobile Thin Client

HP has announced their latest notebook, which they claim is ideal for business users requiring mobile access to server-based, virtual PC or blade PC computing. Dubbed the 4320t Mobile...

29 by Balraj Sandhu on 5/12/2010

HP Unveils Latest Spring 2010 Laptops

HP has unveiled their latest notebooks. This large launch features many new entries into both their business and consumer notebook lines. Perhaps the most eye-catching are the Arrandale equipped...

32 by Balraj Sandhu and Jarred Walton on 5/5/2010

Supermicro to expand their GPU servers to include Fermi-level Tesla

Supermicro have launched today their second generation of GPU computing servers, using NVIDIA Tesla 20-series GPUs. This product line is an upgrade from their first generation servers, and...

23 by Ian Cutress on 5/4/2010

HP ProBook 5310m: A Slender Laptop for Business Users

HP's ProBook line targets the business sector, and the 5310m looks like the sort of laptop you'd expect a CEO to carry around. Of course, looks aren't everything, and...

10 by Jarred Walton on 4/26/2010

High-End x86: The Nehalem EX Xeon 7500 and Dell R810

We received Dell's latest R810 server for review, coupled with the Intel Xeon X7560. The R810 supports two or four octal-core Intel Xeon Nehalem EX processors, with the potential...

23 by Johan De Gelas on 4/12/2010

AMD's 12-core "Magny-Cours" Opteron 6174 vs. Intel's 6-core Xeon

This one may be a bit too subtle for most, but bear with me here. AMD's latest Opteron has a lot of cores, 12 per chip to be...

58 by Johan De Gelas on 3/29/2010

The Intel Xeon 5670: Six Improved Cores

The new Xeon “Westmere” 5600 series, has arrived.

40 by Johan De Gelas on 3/16/2010

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