The Intel Core i9-9900K at 95W: Fixing The Power for SFF

There is a lot of discussion about processor power recently. A lot of the issues stem around what exactly that TDP rating means on the box, and if it...

97 by Ian Cutress on 11/29/2018

Intel Has 8-Core Xeon-E at Engineering Sample Stage

One of the interesting omissions from the re-release of Xeon E a couple of weeks ago were the 8-core versions. Intel reiterated its 4-core and 6-core parts, and given...

19 by Ian Cutress on 11/26/2018

Best CPUs for Workstations: 2018

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended workstation CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

32 by Ian Cutress on 11/21/2018

Huawei Server Efforts: Hi1620 and Arm’s Big Server Core, Ares

For at least four years now, Arm has been pushing its efforts to be a big part of the modern day server, the modern day data center, and in...

11 by Ian Cutress on 11/20/2018

Managing 8 Rome CPUs in 1U: Cray’s Shasta Direct Liquid Cooling

The Supercomputing show was a hive of activity, with lots of whispers surrounding the next generation of x86 CPUs, such as AMD’s Rome platform and Intel’s Cascade Lake platform...

26 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2018

Scaling Inference with NVIDIA’s T4: A Supermicro Solution with 320 PCIe Lanes

When visiting the Supercomputing conference this year, there were plenty of big GPU systems on display for machine learning. A large number were geared towards the heavy duty cards...

11 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2018

Supermicro To Offer Reduced Memory Xeon Scalable

With big chips come big responsibility. One of the key elements of a big chip is its capability and connectivity, and there is always a big expectation that all...

6 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2018

Networking Priority: Aquantia Introduces Action Center and Black Friday Deal on 10G

For a number of years, there has only really been one player in the home networking priority space with software aimed at gamers. Today, that changes: since the launch...

25 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2018

Knights Mill Spotted at Supercomputing

All the way back at Hot Chips 2017, we saw Intel launch its upgraded Xeon Phi processors, Knights Mill. These were updated versions of Knights Landing, using the same...

10 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2018

Intel Partner Discloses Cascade Lake Xeon Scalable Launch Window

This week at Supercomputing, everyone is getting excited about next generation hardware, not only on x86 but also GPUs, POWER, Arm, FPGAs, and accelerators. The danger of having so...

17 by Ian Cutress on 11/16/2018

AMD 64-Core Rome Deployment: HLRS ‘Hawk’ at 2.35 GHz

Last week AMD pre-announced its next-generation EPYC processors, code-named Rome. These new processors are set to be officially announced next year, but will feature up to 64 cores using...

30 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

Just When You Thought It Was Dead: Qualcomm Centriq Arm Server Systems Spotted

Much to our surprise, we saw a Qualcomm Centriq server from an OEM at Supercomputing this week.

7 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

First AMD EPYC Rome Motherboard Spotted

Part of AMD’s recent pre-announcement of its next generation Rome server processors, using 7nm chiplets and running up to 64 cores, is that the new processors will be compatible...

6 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

Buffalo Unveils New 10GBase-T Network Card with 2.5G+5G

One of the interesting elements in NBase-T networking is how and when companies are releasing new multi-gig 2.5G+5G+10G controllers to the market. This week Buffalo lifted the lid their...

9 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

The Intel Core i9-9980XE CPU Review: Refresh Until it Hertz

It has been over a year since Intel launched its Skylake-X processors and Basin Falls platform, with a handful of processors from six-core up to eighteen-core. In that time...

145 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

Naples, Rome, Milan, Zen 4: An Interview with AMD CTO, Mark Papermaster

At AMD’s Next Horizon event this week, the company disclosed for the first time the layout of its next generation EPYC processor, the new Vega Radeon Instinct datacenter compute...

59 by Ian Cutress on 11/12/2018

TACC Frontera: Targeting 210W Next-Gen Xeons and Extreme Performance

The Frontera supercomputer is the next generation high performance machine set to debut at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). As part of Intel’s HPC Forum, being held just...

9 by Ian Cutress on 11/12/2018

Intel Offers More Cascade Lake-AP Performance Numbers

One of the announcements from last week involved Intel and its new Cascade Lake Advanced Performance category of processors to launch next year. These new processors will be based...

48 by Ian Cutress on 11/11/2018

In The Lab: Double Capacity 2x32GB DDR4 from G.Skill and ZADAK

One of the interesting things to come out of the news in recent weeks is the march to double capacity memory. In today’s market, memory modules for consumer grade...

19 by Ian Cutress on 11/9/2018

Why Intel Processors Draw More Power Than Expected: TDP and Turbo Explained

One of the recent topics permeating through the custom PC space recently has been about power draw. Intel’s latest eight-core processors are still rated at a TDP of 95W...

82 by Ian Cutress on 11/9/2018

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