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

About Arbitech

Arbitech, LLC, founded in August 2000, is the nation's leading independent distributor of server, storage, networking, mobility, telephony and point-of-sale products. By offering creative, cost-effective solutions, Arbitech enables its customers to win net-new business and earn greater profits. Recognized locally by industry associations and business publications for company culture and growth, Arbitech strives to be a total solutions provider with its extensive product offerings and value added services.

Media Contact:
Cynthia Powers
Marketing Director
(US Only) 800-ARBITECH (272-4832)

Arbitech, LLC
64 Fairbanks
Irvine, CA 92618