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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Calculation of Xeon server memory bandwidth

I am looking at a dual socket server based on the Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2640 v3 @ 2.60GHz The configuration looks like this. 4 memory channels per socket DIMMs are 8x32 GB DDR4 2133/1866 modules ...
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If I have two 2670 Xeon srokx processors does it have the same stepping?

If I have 2670 Xeon SROKX processors does it have the same stepping? (the processor picture attached) Is srokx the stepping number? I want to use two of these processors in a dual socket motherboard. ...
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HP Proliant ml350p g8 not booting after installing new CPUs

Our server: HP Proliant ml350p g8 has a single Xeon e5-2609 1.4Ghz processor. Our manager wanted to update it a little, so we looked at 2x E5-2609V2 processors...we ran it past HP Enterprise chat who ...
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MCERR issue when running two identical Xeon processors

I try to install two processors (E5-2690) into the server (QCT STRATOS S210-X22RQ). However, I find the two processors cannot work properly in that machine. The symptom is that there is no post or ...
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How to find out if odd number of RAM modules are recommended for Xeon CPUs? [closed]

I remember that odd numbers of memory modules were not recomended for some Xeon CPUs. Currently I have to decide if 3 x 16 GB RAM modules can be used for a Xeon E3-1240 in a Dell T330. In the Intel ...
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Two different Intel xeon e5 24xx on one dual-socket motherboard

Can I use two different e5 24xx on one dual socket motherboard or must the CPU's be identical?
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Proxmox KVM fails to start

My new server is Fujitsu Primergy RX1330 M1 with Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220 running either Proxmox V4 or Proxmox V3.4 i have this problem : When i create a new virtual machine, during the start ...
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Upgrading CPUs for my HP G5 DL380 - will the cooling suffice?

Just a month ago or so, I bought my first rack server for some personal number crunching. It's been great fun playing around with and I'm thinking about upgrading the CPUs to get more bang for the ...
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N0.C1.D0 meaning in dimm config?

Could somebody explain to me what this code means in dimm config? I have E2680 server. Below is the log: N0.C0.D0 : 16 GB (1Rx4) DDR3 - bank: 8, row: 0x20000, col: 0x800, 800 8-6-6 cwl= 5 (...
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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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XenServer has two processor, but only one is visible

I have a pool of two identical HP DL 360 G7 (dual processor Intel Xeon X5650), with two processors installed (the BIOS show both), running XenServer 6.5. Intel says that this processor has six cores (...
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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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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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Cannot enable VMware EVC for Xeon E5-2630v3 (Haswell) on vSphere 6.0

I've got two DELL PowerEdge R730 servers loaded with a dual Xeon E5-2630v3 Haswell. When I installed VMware vCenter, I tried to create a Cluster with VMware vMotion EVC mode set to Haswell, since it's ...
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I need to add 2nd CPU to my server running ESXi5.1, will it need to upgrade the licence too? [duplicate]

I have a server running with Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2630 v2 @ 2.60GHz cpu, the main board have more PCI slots which I needed to use but it only works with a second CPU. here is the 2 important ...
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Dell PowerEdge R710, Dual Xeon E5630, RAM upgrade: 12 x 2GB 1Rx8 UDIMMs won't POST

I'm upgrading a Dell R710 from single CPU to dual CPU with Xeon E5630 processors harvested from multiple R710 systems and combining into one. I have 18 2GB UDIMMs to play with, all from Dell ...
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Are 2Rx4 DDR2 ECC memories compatible with Intel Xeon on socket LGA771?

For my Intel Xeon L5420 (LGA771) I bought 24GB of DDR2 ECC Reg, 2Rx8, knowing that 2Rx4 are specific to AMD chipsets or, at least, the non-ECC ones are. However, this slick seller instead sent me ...
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intel xeon e3 1231 v3 server load

I'm running a server with a single Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3 processor which is used as a virtual machine host (host OS is CentOS 7 and I'm using the KVM hypervisor via virt-manager). I created 4 virtual ...
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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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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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Turbo boost is on even when CPU utilization is at 0 percent

My new server is behaving strangely, it seems that turbo boost is always on even when there's no utilization. The OS is windows server 2012 r2 and power option is set to balanced with default BIOS ...
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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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IBM x3550 M4 (7914) CPU upgrade to v2 Xeon?

IBM released the x3550 M4 originally with the v1 E5-2600 CPUs; later on, when v2 was announced they did the refresh and started telling them with v2 CPUs. Can I just order two v2 CPUs for my existing,...
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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 second,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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)" http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/uk/en/sm/WF06b/15351-15351-3328412-241475-...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...