Wow beyond everything look at the power reductions. Companies are basically being paid to upgrade in a 4 quarter budget, by themselves for every 100 servers they upgrade to 20 in the 5/1 consolidation, they get the same amount of work minus the energy saved from 80 power hogs.
Ooooh. In time. I'm planning a workstation build soon too. Even If I can't afford it, the quads would drop in price.
Can someone elaborate on this statement, "The new chips (codenamed Gulftown) are basically identical to the ultra-high-end Core i7-980X that Intel launched recently, with the exception that Xeons are MP capable."?
I'm specifically curious about MP capable. What does it mean? Thanks in advance amigos.
hothardware should write "...consolidate 5 racks into 1 rack" or "...consolidate 5Us of servers into a 1U server". But the article reads "...consolidate 5 racks into a 1U", which implies a 210 times reduction (standard 42U rack x 5).
The Xeon chips have always been multi-processor capable. Usually dual processor. In this case, there are a lot of dual-CPU socket 1366 motherboards that will take Nehalem Xeon CPUs. But the standard Core i7s cannot be used in a dual-socket motherboard.
Thanks for the catch. Fixed it.
Not my catch Joel, the credit goes to jwilliams4200. My name appears because he was also answering my question. Thanks jwilliams4200 - I knew MP was going to be something obvious but I couldn't figure it out. Thanks.