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Densely packed Xeon 5400 processors [closed]

I'm doing lots of data crunching in a private cloud. I really like the price point of the Intel Xeon 5420 processor so I would like to run as many of these as possible. I have some running in ...
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What are EN, EP and EX platforms?

I keep hearing all these terms - EN, EP and EX level servers. What do these terms mean? What are they classifications of? How are they demarcated from one another? How are they different from the thin ...
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2answers
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How does I/O performance on Intel E5 procs change with and without QPI

I am in the process of specifying a low-mid range server (which we will purchase multiples of). The application is essentially a software router, so it is very NIC-based I/O intensive. Processor ...
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522 views

Xen host: Single or Dual Processor (intel)? [closed]

Context: I'm making a Xen server for my house. It's going to run something like the following VMs: Windows 7 VM as a personal/frag box (I anticipate doing some 3D gaming via a VT-d passthrough of a ...
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1answer
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cat /proc/cpuinfo shows 3.00GHz model but 1400.000 cpu MHz?

I ran this command on ssh to see CPU info: cat /proc/cpuinfo And it says: ... vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 15 model : 4 model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU ...
3
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1answer
113 views

Running Two Intel x5355 CPU with different spec numbers on same motherboard

I have S5000PAL motherboard with latest bios and x5355 with SLAEG spec installed. I was wondering if I would put the in x5355 with SL9YM spec into second processor socket would it work? Both ...
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Are Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Processors Server-Grade?

Many web hosting companies are now offering Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors under "cheap dedicated hosting." But my laptop has an Intel core i3 processor, which makes it more likely a desktop ...
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2answers
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Intel Xeon MTBF/Lifetime

I'm looking for hard numbers involving the Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) or lifetime that can be expected of the Intel Xeon 5000-series of processors. I'm just looking for stock data (no ...
3
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4answers
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Help identifying XEON processor

I have an old server with an Intel XEON Processor. I have been trying to identify which exact version it is with no luck. I tried various tools but all they do is give you some info about the ...
2
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2answers
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How can I upgrade my processor from X3065 to X3220?

I have a Dell Poweredge R200 server which has an ancient Xeon 3065 processor. I see in the servers specs that it can accommodate Xeon 3200 series, but not sure if I buy a bare-boned Xeon 3220 ...
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Two Dual Core vs. One Quad Core

For an Intel based system keeping the number of cores constant how much difference would there be between two dual core processors and one quad core processor? We run Oracle OLTP databases on two ...