Intel presents Xeon E7 v2 processors
Chipzilla Intel has officially released the second generation of its Xeon E7 processors. The new chip family is based on the Ivy Bridge EX architecture and consists of the 8800 v2, 4800 v2 and 2800 v2 processors. The new chips pack as many as 15 separate computational cores.
The new Xeon processors are best used for critical applications and support up to 1.5 TB of RAM per socket. Intel also claims that the new chips are up to 80 per cent faster than its Itanium family of the same kind while costing 80 per cent less. The Xeon E7 8800 processors can work in motherboards with up to 8 processor sockets and allow for the creation of 32 processor computational systems. Compared to the previous generation Xeon chips the newcomers are twice as fast with input/output operation speed being up to four times faster.
The new processors also support Intel Integrated I/O and Intel Data Direct I/O, PCI-E 3.0 and other technologies. These chips are also supported by more than 20 makers of computer systems so you should see them on the market very soon.
The only problem with the new Xeon E7 family would be pricing – the chips cost a few thousand dollars each.