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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6-Core Xeon VS Opteron for virtualization [closed]

Which processor gives better price/performance for virtualization environment?
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Intel xeon virtualization feature - vt-d /directed io - Chipset feature?

Intel processor specifications list the virtualization feature vt-d as a processor feature of the xeon 5500 series but not of the 5600 series. Vt-d is needed for io virtualization. How does vt-d ...
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Intel Xeon vt-d query

Does Xeon westmere ep (xeon 56xx series) have vt-d (=iommy / direct io) or does intel TXT (IntelĀ® Trusted Execution Technology) include vt-d? I'm at a loss. I've been researching current processors ...
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Buyers question: Have intel AES-NI already been integrated in IPSEC stacks?

Dear serverfault, I need to decide between deploying Opteron 6100 and Xeon Westmere EP, so I regard this a platform question. If not, it may be moved to stackoverflow and I hereby declare that I am ...
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howto fill DIMM slots around xeon 56xx

howto configure memory around the Xeon 56xx CPUs? 2P configuration with 3 channels per CPU How to fill the DIMM slots for optimum memory performance? what is the minimum number of slots to be filled ...
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How do I know if my Xeon Processor supports hardware virtualisation?

I've been scouring the net (mainly the wikipaedia lists and intel's site. I even pulled out the datasheet for my processor) but I can't seem to answer this question. Does my Xeon support hardware ...
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HP ML350 G4 - do the XEON processors need heat sink compound?

I pulled the heat sinks off a HP ML350 G4 and there appears to be no heat sink compound between the processor and the heat sink surfaces. It looks like the point at which they make contact is ...
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No dual cpu support for VirtualBox with a CPU that doesn't support multicore?

With VMWare it works fine and I can run multiple cores on a VMWare image. With VirtualBox I can only run 1 CPU on a image. Its annoying. Why does Virtualbox not work the same as VMware in this ...
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Windows 2008 R2 freezing when more than two VMs started

I have an interesting problem. I am runnnig ESXi 4.0 Update 1. Windows 2008 R2 runs fine with VMWare tools (without the SVGA driver). Once I start a second Windows 2008 R2 server, they randomly lockup ...
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Two Xeon Processors with Different Clock Speeds on the Same Motherboard: Possible?

If I have a 2.0gHz Woodcrest 5130 Xeon and a 1.6gHz Woodcrest 5110 Xeon, can I put them both on the same motherboard? The machine in question is a PowerEdge 2950.
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Multi slot CPU mainboard running Linux

Soon we will receive a 2-CPU mainboard with 2 Quad-Core Xeons on it. We have also a GNU system with Linux kernel (preconfigured). Currently, this Linux runs on a multi-core 1-CPU (Quad Core). My ...
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Speedstep and Intel x5570?

My new server has 2 x X5570 CPUs. Now here is the output of grep -i hz /proc/cpuinfo model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5570 @ 2.93GHz cpu MHz : 1600.231 model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) ...
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One Quad Core Xeon or two Core 2 Quad Core machines?

I'm running an ASP.NET website with a SQL Server database and another server side application which does processing to support the website on a Windows 2008 Web Server 32bit operating system. The ...
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Why MP 7000 Xeon 6 times price DP 5400 Xeon

Anyone know the technical reason a MP Server 7000 series Quad core Tigerton Xeon 2.4 Ghz is approx. six times the price of same speed 5400 Series Quad Core DP Server processor. What is so special ...
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Debian 5 Display resolution out of range

After installing Debian 5 on a Dual-Core Xeon machine, my display connected to the NVIDIA Quadro FX display card shows me an "out of range" error after the boot-up completes. I see the terminal text ...
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Is it better to have more small ram chips or fewer large ones?

I am currently building a new server. I have options between say 32GB Memory for 2 CPUs, DDR3, 1066MHz (8x4GB Dual Ranked RDIMMs) and 36GB Memory for 2 CPUs, DDR3, 1066MHz (18x2GB Dual Ranked ...