Supermicro's Twin: Two nodes and 16 cores in 1U

Low electricity bills, very high processing power, and all at an attractive price - the newest Supermicro server promises a lot. Find out if the promises also materialize as...

28 by Johan De Gelas on 5/28/2007

CeBIT 2007: Storage & Servers

Our trip to CeBIT 2007 in Hannover garnered some interesting news on how well AMD's K10 chip will fare against Intel's newest Xeons. We also hear about how Supermicro...

14 by Johan De Gelas on 3/29/2007

Intel: More Details on Penryn and Nehalem

Today we met with Intel and were given some additional juicy details of what is in store for CPUs due for release during the next year. Think QX6700...

14 by Johan De Gelas on 3/28/2007

Quad Core Intel Xeon 53xx Clovertown

With four cores in one package, the new Xeon 53xx might be able to offer the performance of a quad socket server in a much cheaper dual socket machine...

15 by Johan De Gelas on 12/27/2006

Intel's newest Quad Xeon MP versus HP's DL585 Quad Opteron

We confront Intel newest server based on the Xeon MP 7130M with the HP DL585, the popular and well-regarded ProLiant Quad Opteron server that gave HP a major edge...

33 by Johan De Gelas on 11/10/2006

Server Guide part 2: Affordable and Manageable Storage

Our server guides' goal is to give a you a comprehensive overview of server technology. In this second part we introduce you to server storage technology and what you...

21 by Johan De Gelas on 10/18/2006

Server Guide Part 1: Introduction to the Server World

The Server Guides' goal is to give a you a comprehensive overview of server technology. In this first part we introduce you to TCO and the different server chassis...

32 by Johan De Gelas on 8/17/2006

Intel Woodcrest, AMD's Opteron and Sun's UltraSparc T1: Server CPU Shoot-out

Intel's newest Woodcrest arrived a few weeks ago in our server lab. We compare Intel's newest Xeon 5160 with AMD's Opteron and Sun's UltraSparc T1. SSL, PHP, Apache and...

91 by Johan De Gelas on 6/7/2006

Intel Core versus AMD's K8 architecture

How does the Athlon 64 architecture, known as "Hammer" or "K8", compare with the newly announced Intel Core architecture? Does AMD have a chance to compete with the latest...

87 by Johan De Gelas on 5/1/2006

Sun’s T2000 “Coolthreads” Server: First Impressions and Experiences

Sun's "Coolthreads" T2000 server is an ambitious and innovative product that may provide a solid and attractive alternative to the flood of x86 based servers. So far, there have...

26 by Johan De Gelas on 3/24/2006

Cebit 2006: High end Motherboards and Server News

Read on to learn what we discovered while at Cebit 2006 in Hannover.

19 by Johan De Gelas on 3/13/2006

SUN’s UltraSparc T1 - the Next Generation Server CPUs

SUN's Ultrasparc T1, formerly known as Niagara, is much more than just a new UltraSparc. It is the harbinger of a new generation of CPUs, which focus almost solely...

49 by Johan De Gelas on 12/29/2005

Itanium - is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Despite its rather dull reputation of being a big iron CPU, and the flood of negative predictions, the EPIC CPU family has something fascinating. From a purely technical ...

42 by Johan De Gelas on 11/9/2005

No More Apple Mysteries, Part Two

What happens if we install Linux on both Apple’s G5 platform and the x86 platform? Can Linux solve the server performance problems that we had discovered in our...

48 by Johan De Gelas on 9/1/2005

Linux Database Server CPU Comparison

We compared different Xeon and Opteron platforms on Database servers on SUSE Enterprise Linux 9, Kernel 2.6. How well do the Xeon and Opteron perform on the newest kernel...

45 by Johan De Gelas on 6/17/2005

No more mysteries: Apple's G5 versus x86, Mac OS X versus Linux

How does Apple's G5/Mac OS X platform compare to x86/Linux/Windows? We find out with nothing else, but cold hard numbers as we test the Apple Power Mac Dual...

112 by Johan De Gelas on 6/3/2005

The Quest for More Processing Power, Part Three: "Multi core of Intel and AMD compared"

How do the current dual cores of Intel and AMD compare? What are the architectural differences of the current cores? Can we quantify these differences? What will be the...

28 by Johan De Gelas on 5/18/2005

The Quest for More Processing Power, Part Two: "Multi-core and multi-threaded gaming"

As we enter an era of increasingly multithreaded, multi-core CPUs, who will benefit the most from it? What is the use for all this CPU power? Will dual core...

49 by Johan De Gelas on 3/14/2005

The Quest for More Processing Power, Part One: "Is the single core CPU doomed?"

Why did Prescott really fail? Will Multi-Core CPUs really be an answer to our performance prayers? What will future CPU architectures bring? If you seek the answers, join us...

65 by Johan De Gelas on 2/8/2005

Dual CPU Database Server Comparison

We compared different Xeon and Opteron platforms on Database servers running SUSE Enterprise Linux. Do features such as large L3-caches, 64 bit, HyperThreading and fast memory really matter...

46 by Johan De Gelas on 12/2/2004

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