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Core i7 vs Xeon — Floating point performance

I am building a development server for a calculation-intensive application. We're using CUDA and maxing out our current CPU. Floating-point calculation speed is of most importance. I have been ...
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using i7 “gamer” cpu in a HPC cluster

I'm running WRF weather model. That's a ram intensive, highly parallel application. I need to build a HPC cluster for that. I use 10GB infiniband interconnect. WRF doesn't depends of core count, but ...
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Can anyone explain these differences between two similar i7 processors? [closed]

I have two systems I've just built. They both have i7 processors and Asus P8Z77 motherboards. When I run a simple processor loop benchmark that I wrote in Delphi some time back I get one machine ...
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Coreinfo reports i7-3770 CPU doesn't support EPT (aka SLAT) and VMX

Here is the output I get when I run coreinfo: Coreinfo v3.05 - Dump information on system CPU and memory topology Copyright (C) 2008-2012 Mark Russinovich Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com Note: ...
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2 exact same boxes with one having double ram - is it really that much better? [closed]

With these two servers, is the 32gb ram server that much better than the 16? Having the same cpu, would the server first bottleneck at the cpu before the extra 16gb ram comes into play? Or am I ...
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Will all cores be used on an i7 when running SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard

I have a server with an Intel Core i7 processor (4 cores). If I view processor activity in Task Manager I see that there are 8 cores. I believe that this is because of hyperthreading (please correct ...
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Q9650 vs. i7-870 for Server

One of our dedicated machines we use for hosting in London has exceeded the CPU usage, so I contacted the datacenter last week for a quote on an upgrade. We are hosting game servers, and most of these ...
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Vmware ESXI compatible i7 920 in a 1u?

I'm looking to build a small vm machine running vmware esxi 4.0. Dealing with the HCL is difficult as it is, however I'm also trying to cram all of this into a 1u case if possible. I have found a ...
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VMware ESXi 4 happy on Core i7?

We plan to run our test environment inside ESXi 4 hosts on a couple of Core i7 920's with X58 mb's. The hardware is very non-HCL which also means we forfeit VMware support. No biggie for a test ...