The Xeon is a brand of multiprocessing- or multi-socket-capable x86 microprocessors from Intel Corporation targeted at the non-consumer server, workstation and embedded system markets.

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Is there a way to use a Xeon Phi 31S1P without a server case? [closed]

Due to the current ridiculous Xeon Phi 31S1P offering (~90% discount until end of year), we were tempted to investigate in the capabilities of this coprocessor, which seems well tailored for some of ...
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Desktop CPU VS server CPU performance - is passmark relevant?

I am replacing my SOHO server (desktop-grade components) with a used server. A quad-core i5 is being replaced with dual quad-core Xeons X5355, here are the details: i5-2300, passmark score 5276: ...
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Xeon Processors and large transactions

A little background: We have a windows service which gets data from an external server and stores them on a local DB (SQL server 2012). The external server sends more than 1500 “messages” per ...
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Intel Xeon E7-4807 vs Intel Xeon X5690

We replaced our main line of business server with a new one. The old server had dual Xeon X5690s in it (2 generation old chip), the new server has quad Xeon E7-4807s. We expect processor performance ...
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Dell R510 can i go from E5620 to X5690

I have a Dell R510 used for a SQl server. Can I go from E5620 to X5690? They are both in the same Intel Xeon 5600 series. But the i did not know if a X (Performance) is interchangeable E ...
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Intel CPU microcode with Windows: which one is actually running?

I have installed a Microsoft Hotfix update from 2011 that rectifies something in mcupdate_GenuineIntel.dll. I also checked SiSoft Sandra to ensure that supplied in BIOS is latest, from 2013. My ...
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HP ProLiant DL160 Gen5 Virtualization

we want to create some vm's on older server. Its an HP ProLiant DL160 Gen5 with an Xeon 5405. So by the intel specs (http://ark.intel.com/products/33079) the cpu included the VT-x technology. But ...
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Dell T110 - Change Xeon E3-1240V2 for an i5-3330?

Guys i have a server with this Xeon E3-1240V2 which is underused. I have a i5-3330 on my desk and i would like to know if i can exchange both CPUs without a problem... Both are LGa1155 The main ...
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how do you comare xeon and ultrasparc based on spec results? [closed]

I am trying to do comparision of xeon processor and utrasparc IV+ for the xeon, I have this result: Cisco UCS B200M3 Intel Xeon Processor E5-2660 (Sandy Bridge) Hardware Vendor System Result ...
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Dell Poweredge 2950 with E5430 Temperature

So I just picked up a few Poweredge 2950 servers and I have them set up with Windows Server 2012. I installed Core Temp to monitor CPU temperature. One server has a CPU operating temp of the following ...
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No “Trusted Execution” on Xeon E5540, what am I missing?

I seems the Xeon E5540 ticks all the "fun" boxes for Hyper-V (especially VT-d) on Windows Server 2012. The only one conspicuously missing is "Trusted Execution". I read the information on Wikipedia ...
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Intel Xeon or AMD Opteron is better for MSSQL 2012?

Is there any difference in performance, optimisations in MSSQL 2012 on Opteron and Xeon platform ? basically we are thinking about 2 x 6 Cores Xeon E5-1660 or 2 x 16 cores Opteron 6380
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HP DL360 Gen8 server support for DDIO?

I've bought pretty expensive HP server "HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8 E5-2640 1P 16GB-R P420i SFF 460W PS Base Server (646902-421)" ...
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Two less expensive Xeons or 1 more expensive one? [closed]

I have ESXi running on an old cast off desktop machine. It's running a quad core AMD Phenomn 9850 Black edition cpu, 4 gig of DDR2 ram, and an SSD for the data store. The guest operating systems are ...
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xeon E5-2600 ram overclock

I got an application whose bottleneck is memory bandwidth. Did some bench with i7 3820. It's much faster with 2400MHz than 1600MHz RAM. Could Xeon E5-2670 handle faster ram than 1600MHz (non ECC) ?
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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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Does Xeon Phi works with i7 CPUs

Does Xeon Phi coprossesors works with i7 CPUs ? It's advertised for use with Xeons, but for my app (WRF), i7-3930k performs better and is 3 times cheaper than high grade xeons. So I wonder if I could ...
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Interpreting cpuinfo output

There is one server with Xeon 5690 and the output of /proc/cpuinfo is: processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 44 model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) ...
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Web- and DB-Server: High clock rate and less cores vs. less clock rate and many cores

I am currently looking into setting up a new infrastructure for a hosting project of mine. Basically it will be managed hosting with a strong focus on Django-based apps. All will be Linux-based of ...
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Whats is better? AMD Opteron 3280, 8 Cores, 8x 2.4 GHz vs Intel Xeon X3210 Quad Core [closed]

What server is better to rent and make a hosting for large website. IIS 7 asp.net 4 and sql server express. under windows 2008 r2 standard, and using hyper-V with linux (ubuntu), to ssh server. AMD ...
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is it dangerous for the processor core to be *always* loaded at 100%?

In my HFT software I plan to use one core for stock index calculation. That would be simply while(true) loop without any delays which will calculate (sum and multiply) components as often as possible ...
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My Xeon Processor supports VT-x, is it compatible with Xen? [closed]

While looking for a server to run Xen I stumbled across a barebones setup which comes with an Intel Xeon L5420 on the SuperMicro X7DCA-L motherboard. Doing a bit of research I found the processor ...
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Which Hiawatha webserver build version is right for my Linode?

From the Hiawatha 8.1 blog entry comment: [...] the i686 [build] requires a Pentium 3 or newer CPU. If your processor supports the i686 build however, my quick & dirty benchmarks show a ...
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How to setup guest-os raid 1 with vmware esxi?

In my last questions I didn't make myself clear, so I will do my best to explain it. I have a server with esxi 5 installed on it. I am not able to setup hardware raid atm, and need a workaround. ...
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Comparing 2 servers (Xeon vs Opteron)

I currently rent a server: Intel® Xeon® X3440 Quadcore 4x 2.1 GHz, 16 GB DDR3 ECC Now I have a possibility to get the following server for a cheaper price: AMD Opteron™ 3280 Octo-Core 8x 2.4 GHz, ...
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which Xeon CPU series is better? [closed]

I tried to read the series number? There are 5600, 5500,E3,E7, 7500, 3400, Opteron 6000, Opteron 4000 etc So which one is better? And within each series, is that the higher the number the better? ...
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Server Processor Selection Criteria & Profiling

We are purchasing a server to run various Bioinformatics software packages. The main package on our test machine is multi threaded and is totally CPU bound, the IO & RAM are not limiting ...
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Cant install KB 980368 “The update is not applicable to your computer”

I'm trying to install KB 980368 A update is available that enables certain IIS 7.0 or IIS 7.5 handlers to handle requests whose URLs do not end with a period on a new Windows 2008 R2 server, but no ...
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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 ...
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Optimize Xeon 1270

We have a new server with a Xeon 1270 processor. Looking at CPU-Z I see the Core Speed as 1596MHz, with a Multiplier of x16, and a Bus Speed of 99.8MHz. I've been watching it for a while and ...
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X3440 cat /proc/cpuinfo question

im wondering is this normal? [root@RPDS181 ~]# cat /proc/cpuinfo processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 30 model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU ...
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Which is better — single high speed processor or double lower speed processor?

I'm looking forward to buy a Dell PowerEdge Tower server, that would cater to a low or moderate expected load, at least for the time being. I have a question about it's processor -- whether it is ...
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HP DL360 G5 Processor Upgrade

I've recently acquired a DL360 G5 with Xeon 5410's in it (quad core, 2.3Ghz). We've also purchased some Xeon X5482's - which I understand are near the top of that same processor range. I'd like to ...
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How much Memory supported By Intel Xeon 5506

I want to buy a HP DL160 server which using XEON 5506 CPU. The supplier told me that only 6 memory item support for each CPU. I have read the DL160 specification which said a maximum of 144G memory ...
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interpreting cpuinfo

I have to figure out what kind of cpu my HS20 have. Its /proc/cpuinfo output is below. Is that mean It has two IntelXeon units with two cores each ? processor : 0 vendor_id : GenuineIntel ...
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Xserve Xeon: 1TB Drive does not show when plugged in

I've got an Xserve and when I plug in a 1TB Western Digital Drive, the drive does not show up in the finder. There is nothing wrong with this drive, and I am at a lose as to why this could be, some ...
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Dell 2950 Ram Upgrade

We have a Dell 2950 III with 4x4GB of RAM and a single Xeon E5430 processor. We would like to upgrade with another 16GB of RAM (4x4GB) but can't determine whether we would need to add a second ...
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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 ...
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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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Performance gain on upgrading from Xeon quad core 1.6GHz to 3.1Ghz

What kind of performance gain can I expect to see when doubling my processor speed? I have a Dell 2950 with (2) quad core 1.6GHz processors and am considering upgrading to (2) quad core 3.1GHZ ...
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Xeon X5355 vs. Xeon E5405

The X5355 has less cache and a higher TDP but it has a higher clock speed and it's a higher end Clovertown whereas the 5405 is an entry level Harpertown. If you were to plop two of these into a server ...
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How can I compare processor performance when building a server? [closed]

I'm building a server for our dev test environment. It only has to support a handful of users, but it still has to have enough power to manage a 100-gig SQL Server database. (Yes, I'll add a bunch of ...
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Xeon sockets and interoperability (upgrading)

So it looks like for the most part Xeon motheboard sockets are fairly standardized. If I order a new server with a Xeon proc would I be able to expect to upgrade to any processor in the Xeon family ...
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Does VMware ESX Fault Tolerance (FT) support depend on the CPU only?

I'm trying to find out whether VMware ESX 4.x Fault Tolerance (FT) is supported on a particular server and VMware's HCL is confusing me. It says that some servers with FT-supported processors ...
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2x AMD Opteron 6128 VS 2x Xeon E5620 [closed]

Which one of these processors would win on windows server 2008 IIS and MSSQL server. There is 24 GB ram.
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1x Xeon X5650 or 2x Xeon E5620?

I'm building a server and I'm not completely sure yet about the correct processor choice. The server is mostly handling IIS and SQL Server on Windows Server 2008 R2. From a pricing standpoint, the ...
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2x Opteron 6128 (8-Core) or 2x Xeon E5620 (4-Core/HT)

I am building a server which will host various websites on IIS, and also have multiple MSSQL databases. I'm currently trying to decide between 2 x AMD Opteron 6128's (8 cores each) and 2 x Xeon ...
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Dual processor 3.06Ghz vs single processor quad core 2.4Ghz

Which one is better? I am looking for a server and found that two. I wonder how much difference in performance will be. Both Xeon processors
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Comparing Intel Xeon 3460 vs 5620 [closed]

Need help choosing between these two servers regarding to their performance: First one, Intel Xeon 3460 with 16 GB DDR3. Second one, Inter Xeon 5620 (Only one CPU) with 12 GIG/ECC Registerd. Both run ...
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How to determine maximum server load?

How, I've got a Windows 2008 IIS 7 server using Quad-core processor (XEON) with 8GB RAM - I'd like to check what maximum load it could withstand? Is there any good way doing this? From your ...