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

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

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

10Gbit Ethernet: Killing Another Bottleneck?

More cores (32 to 48) in medium-range servers results in 20 to 50 VMs on one virtualized server. We investigate if 10Gbit Ethernet is finally ready to solve the...

49 by Johan De Gelas on 3/8/2010

Databases and power management, not a perfect fit

0 by Johan De Gelas on 2/17/2010

Dynamic Power Management: A Quantitative Approach

Performance per Watt rules the datacenter, right? Wrong. Join us as we investigate why there's more to it than just being green.

35 by Johan De Gelas on 1/18/2010

Cloud computing in 2010: let us get practical

21 by Johan De Gelas on 12/23/2009

AMD's 2010/2011 Roadmap from the IT Professional’s Perspective

We tried to find out what the new AMD roadmap means for our IT readers: the professionals who actually configure and buy these servers.

34 by Johan De Gelas on 11/23/2009

Expensive Quad Sockets vs. Ubiquitous Dual Sockets

Should you bother with quad socket servers now that we have powerful dual socket platforms available? We check how the quad Xeon X7460, quad Opteron 8345, and the dual...

32 by Johan De Gelas on 10/6/2009

Testing the latest x86 rack servers and low power server CPUs

We test five different x86 rack servers that focus on reducing power requirements and keeping costs very low. At the same time, we show how the low power Opterons...

12 by Johan De Gelas on 7/22/2009

AMD's Six-Core Opteron 2435

AMD added 2 cores to the improved AMD quad-core “Shanghai”. Which applications can take advantage of these extra cores? The answer is more interesting than you might think...

39 by Johan De Gelas on 6/1/2009

Intel talking about the 16-thread RISC killer

0 by Johan De Gelas on 5/27/2009

Real-world virtualization benchmarking: the best server CPUs compared

We proudly present our newest virtualization benchmarking effort: vApus Mark I. The results are quite surprising on the latest server CPUs as it paints a very different picture than...

66 by Johan De Gelas on 5/21/2009

quick update from the "Professional IT" lab

0 by Johan De Gelas on 5/19/2009

VMmark Scores Investigated: should VMmark be part of your hardware decisions?

VMmark is supposedly the most important industry standard benchmark today. We investigate the confusing number of different Xeon 5570 VMmark scores and try to understand how relevant VMmark is...

23 by Johan De Gelas on 5/8/2009

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