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Modernize on Intel® infrastructure
Efficient IT infrastructure starts with industry-leading server technology. New Intel® Xeon® processors reduce server space, cooling costs, and energy use, while the Intel® 10GbE Server Adapter simplifies network design and storage complexity. Industry trend assessments show that adopting high-ambient temperature designs raises optimal temperature set points, which significantly reduces data center cooling and power utilization costs.
State of the art in 2013
This review is from: Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 Ivy Bridge-EP 2.7GHz 30 MB L3 Cache LGA 2011 130W 12-Core Server Processor BX80635E52697V2
Pros: These are the bee-knees.
Cons: Had real problems getting these to run due to a required firmware update in the bios for v2 chips. Problem was, I needed an old chip that fit the socket type to get my new machine to boot. I didn't have one. So I took it to a dealer who did. Talk about a pain, though took me days and days to get it resolved. Hopefully no one else has to go through that. But now that it's good and running. All is well!
Other Thoughts: Seems like bang for the buck is there as long as you put it together yourself. if Id gotten a more normal computer it would have been 1.5-1.75ish times faster than my old machine. so considering this cpu has 12 cores, thats 3 of those machines. its really like I bought a bunch of machines rolled up in to one.
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