During September we managed to get hold of some Haswell-EP samples for a quick run through our testing suite. The Xeon E5 v3 range extends beyond that of the E5 v2 with the new architecture, support for DDR4 and more SKUs with more cores. These are generally split into several markets including workstation, server, low power and high performance, with a few SKUs dedicated for communications or off-map SKUs with different levels of support. Today we are testing two 10 core models, the Xeon E5-2687W v3 and the Xeon E5-2650 v3.

Breaking the SATA Barrier: SATA Express and SFF-8639 Connectors

Pretty much all high-end client SSDs have no issues saturating the current 6Gbps SATA interface. We've talked about a move to PCIe based SSDs but these are the connectors...

20 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2012

Intel Developer Forum 2012 - Justin Rattner Keynote Live Blog

The last day of IDF is always reserved for the Intel technology research keynote. This keynote has nothing to do with product announcements, or roadmap updates for the next...

15 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2012

Intel's Xeon Phi in 10 Petaflops supercomputer

Intel announced the Xeon Phi ("Knights Corner") a few months ago and bought the Qlogic infiniband team and Cray fabric team to bolster its HPC efforts. A clear signal...

15 by Johan De Gelas on 9/11/2012

Ivy Bridge Gets 4K Display Support in October

This October Intel will be providing a driver update for Ivy Bridge that will enable 4K x 2K resolution support as well as hardware accelerated 4K video decode. You'll...

17 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

Intel's Next Unit of Computing: 4"x4", Core i3, Systems Targeted at $399

Intel tasked its engineers with building the absolute smallest fully featured compute unit possible. The result is something Intel markets as the Next Unit of Computing. This isn't a...

36 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

Intel Haswell Architecture Slides (IDF 2012)

If you didn't follow our live blog you can check out the first Haswell architecture disclosure slides in the gallery below.

4 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

Intel Haswell Architecture Disclosure: Live Blog

Intel is about to give us the first architectural details on its 4th generation Core processor microarchitecture, codename Haswell. Follow the live blog for full details as we get them!

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

Intel's Haswell: 20x Lower Platform Idle Power than Sandy Bridge, 2x GPU Performance of Ivy Bridge

If you've been following our IDF Live Blog you've already seen this, but for everyone else - Intel gave us a hint at what Haswell will bring next year...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

Intel Developer Forum 2012 - Dadi Perlmutter Keynote Live Blog

Today we're trying out something new: a beta version of our new Live Blog engine. As long as WiFi and cellular networks cooperate, we'll be providing live coverage from...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2012

AMD Introduces SeaMicro SM15000 with Piledriver and Ivy Bridge Compute Cards

In its first major announcement since the acquisition by AMD, SeaMicro unveiled its SM15000 server. This is an updated version of the standard 10U SeaMicro chassis with 64 compute...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Johan De Gelas on 9/10/2012

Building the 2012 AnandTech SMB / SOHO NAS Testbed

The market for network attached storage (NAS) devices has registered huge gains over the last few years. In keeping up with the market trends, the coverage of NAS units...

74 by Ganesh T S on 9/5/2012

LRDIMMs, RDIMMs, and Supermicro's Latest Twin

Most of the servers in the datacenter, especially the ones running virtualization, database, and some HPC applications, are more memory limited than anything else. There are several server memory...

26 by Johan De Gelas on 8/3/2012

Dell Announces New Precision M4700 and M6700 Mobile Workstations

Today Dell is updating their Precision Mobile Workstation lineup with two new model, the 15.6” M4700 and the 17.3” M6700. Along with Ivy Bridge processors, Dell is adding new...

27 by Jarred Walton on 7/24/2012

Netgear NV+ v2 and LaCie 2big NAS: A Second Look

Last November, we reviewed the Netgear NV+ v2 and came away quite satisfied with the price to performance ratio. However, we had some reservations about the absence of NFS...

7 by Ganesh T S on 7/18/2012

Boston Releases Servers Based on Calxeda's ARM SoCs

Calxeda EnergyCore SoC Boston has released its Viridis server which uses Calxeda's ARM System-on-Chips (SoCs). Each SoC consists of four ARM Cortex-A9 cores and up to 48 SoCs can be...

4 by Kristian Vättö on 7/9/2012

The Bulldozer Aftermath: Delving Even Deeper

It has been months since AMD's Bulldozer architecture surprised the hardware enthusiast community with performance all over the place. The opinions vary wildly from “server benchmarks are here, and...

84 by Johan De Gelas on 5/30/2012

LaCie's 2big NAS Review

The SMB (Small to Medium Businesses) / SOHO (Small Office / Home Office) NAS market is a highly competitive one. We have been reviewing a number of ARM-based 2-bay...

15 by Ganesh T S on 5/28/2012

Supermicro Updates X9 Platform for Intel's Latest Xeon Families

Intel introduced three new Xeon processor families last week. The Xeon E3-1200 v2 family is based on the Ivy Bridge architecture, while the Sandy Bridge based Xeon E5-2400 and...

5 by Ganesh T S on 5/23/2012

Lenovo Announces Their 3rd Generation Intel Core Laptop Updates

It’s been a couple weeks since Intel officially unveiled Ivy Bridge, and we continue to see plenty of product announcements from the major OEMs. Yesterday, while we were busy...

53 by Jarred Walton on 5/16/2012

Supermicro Updates X9 Lineup with GPU-Enabled Solutions

NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference (GTC 2012) is around the corner (May 14-17), and Supermicro has indicated that their GPU-Enabled X9 server and workstation solutions would be showcased at the...

6 by Ganesh T S on 5/9/2012

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