Microserver

Today we're taking a look at Cavium's ThunderX, a highly integrated ARMv8 server SoC with 48 cores and lots of I/O. With the ThunderX, Cavium is looking to challenge Intel and their market-dominating Xeon lineup. Meanwhile Intel hasn't been standing still and has further improved the Xeon D line. To that end we've put Cavium's new server SoC to the test and compare it against the latest and greatest twelve and sixteen core Xeon Ds. And we also got a hold of the new Xeon E5-2640 v4 which holds the promise of being a SKU with an excellent balance between performance and power. Can the ThunderX compete with the best Intel SKUs? Let's find out!

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57 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2015

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Most of our attention with servers has gone to the midrange (Xeon E5, Opteron 6300) and high-end (Xeon E7) platforms. But the low-end and micro server market is where...

47 by Johan De Gelas on 3/9/2015

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78 by Johan De Gelas on 12/16/2014

Computex 2014: GIGABYTE Server Shows 46x Avoton C2750 Microserver in 2U

For the few server-oriented business units I visited during Computex, a number of them were showing new Avoton oriented rackmount microservers. At GIGABYTE's Server unit, I was shown...

11 by Ian Cutress on 6/12/2014

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