02/20/2014 - Intel's Xeon E7 v2 Lands On 21 Servers, Including New Powerhouses From Cisco, HP, Dell
By Tom Spring, CRN
OEMs are lining up behind Intel's new high-performance Xeon E7 v2 processor, with Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and nearly two dozen system makers launching servers geared toward big data analytics workloads.
Intel's latest 22-nanometer Xeon chips are based on Ivy Bridge architecture and boast three times the memory, four times the I/O capacity, and a total-cost-of-ownership reduction of as much as 80 percent.
Intel said 21 OEMs will be rolling out enhanced systems targeting data analytics workloads where performance, reliability and a lot of memory are key. Intel, Santa Ana, Calif., said in a statement that big data and advanced analytics will evolve into a roughly $32.4 billion market by 2017.
Cisco, for its part, introduced three servers based on the new Xeon chip. Its two-socket systems include the C460 M4 rack system and the B260 M4. Cisco's higher-performance B460 M4 server has four sockets and supports up to 6 TB of memory, leveraging the Xeon's in-memory processing capabilities.
HP, meanwhile, unveiled a Xeon E7 v2-powered ProLiant DL580 Generation 8 system that boasts up to 30 times the speed for processing business transactions, leveraging the in-memory processing capabilities of the processor.Continue reading here
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