Intel's new Xeon is here, and once again it has impressive specs. The 662 mm² die supports up to eighteen cores, contains two integrated memory controllers, and comes with up to 45MB of L3 cache. We have four different SKUs to test and compare, with each other as well as with the previous generation. We've also added some new real world application testing, so join us for one of our biggest server CPU reviews ever.
We provide an introductory look at a versatile answer to safe software deployment and distribution. We have a short overview of the different approaches, and we'll check out some...
Liz van Dijk on 2/25/2008
Google's Mini laid bare: we take a closer look at its functionality and put its performance to the test.
Liz van Dijk on 12/21/2007
The new Xeon 45nm (or Xeon 54xx series) arrived in the lab weeks ago, so a server CPU benchmark update is overdue. However, there is another reason we decided...
Johan De Gelas on 11/27/2007
This is the first article of series of articles in which we explore the world of Storage Area Networks (SANs) in search of affordable storage solutions for SMEs. We...
Johan De Gelas on 11/7/2007
Intel and AMD release new-and-improved quads: AMD ships Barcelona and Intel tweaks the current Xeon. We see how the two stack up against each other in the IT world.
Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 9/18/2007
We take a look at the latest low voltage G-stepping quad-core Xeon and compare it to AMD's current low voltage offering.
Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 9/13/2007
Today AMD's third generation Opterons launches - only at 2GHz, but packed with many clever tricks to improve the IPC and with a surprise update coming in the near...
Johan De Gelas on 9/10/2007
AMD launches four new Opterons, two at 3GHz and two at 3.2GHz. How do they perform compared to the Intel alternatives? What about performance per watt? Well find out...
Johan De Gelas on 8/6/2007
It's 2007, and a serious attempt on the life of the PC is in the works. Shockingly, the murder is planned by nobody less than the "parents" of the...
Johan De Gelas on 7/19/2007
We take a look at two nearly identical systems and compare the low power server processor offerings from AMD and Intel.
Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 7/17/2007
Low electricity bills, very high processing power, and all at an attractive price - the newest Supermicro server promises a lot. Find out if the promises also materialize as...
Johan De Gelas on 5/28/2007
Intel shows what a non-native quad core product can deliver, beating rival AMD's quad core solution to market.
Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 3/30/2007
We take a look at a 12 drive SAS chassis from Promise and compare SAS, SATA and SCSI while taking a stroll down memory lane.
Jason Clark & Dave Muysson on 2/2/2007
With four cores in one package, the new Xeon 53xx might be able to offer the performance of a quad socket server in a much cheaper dual socket machine...
Johan De Gelas on 12/27/2006
We take a look at two nearly identical systems, with the chief difference being the CPUs used: one uses AMD Socket-F Opteron and the other Intel Woodcrest.
Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 12/18/2006
We confront Intel newest server based on the Xeon MP 7130M with the HP DL585, the popular and well-regarded ProLiant Quad Opteron server that gave HP a major edge...
Johan De Gelas on 11/10/2006
Our server guides' goal is to give a you a comprehensive overview of server technology. In this second part we introduce you to server storage technology and what you...
Johan De Gelas on 10/18/2006
The Server Guides' goal is to give a you a comprehensive overview of server technology. In this first part we introduce you to TCO and the different server chassis...
Johan De Gelas on 8/17/2006
Intel is back, and they seem to be here to stay. Woodcrest is shipping and Clovertown is on the horizon.
Jason Clark & Ross Whitehead on 7/13/2006