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I'm looking at this server configuration (I'm reviewing a customer's potential order for a server for our software) and I'm trying to understand what kind of CPUs would come on the server.

HP SB Gen8 DL380P E5-2670

Looking this up I see some sites list this as 2-way - 2 x Xeon E5-2670 / 2.6 GHz

Since the E5-2670 is the CPU I'm assuming this is 2 CPUs (sockets?), however I don't understand what 2-way - 2 x Xeon... implies.

I understand that each CPU will have 8 cores

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The server is "2-way" because it contains two Xeon E5-2670's. These are 8-core CPUs with hyper-threading, so the server would have 16 physical cores and 32 virtual cores.

I believe the DL380p always has two sockets.

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+1 Even though you're missing the Quickspecs –  Chris S Feb 18 '13 at 21:28
    
Also see: ark.intel.com/products/64595 –  mdpc Feb 18 '13 at 21:53
    
Thank you very much. –  Preet Sangha Feb 18 '13 at 21:59

It is a 8-core CPU that can either be used alone or, if you got a mainboard with two sockets, it can be used with another CPU of the same type.

So its one E5-2670 CPU or two E5-2670 CPUs in a system.

Preferably trust Intels specifications: look here

The option to interpret is "Scalability 2S Only". It means that the CPU is useable for a mainboard with up to 2 Sockets.

If it is the HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 E5-2670 2P : It has 2 Processors.

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thank you that clears it up considerabley –  Preet Sangha Feb 18 '13 at 21:58

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