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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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6-Core Xeon VS Opteron for virtualization [closed]

Which processor gives better price/performance for virtualization environment?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the difference between the C0 and E0 stepping in the Intel Xeon 5400 family of processors?

My primary question is in the title, and can be answered as simply as that. However, I think some background information may be relevant. I'm doing some research into upgrading one of our three year ...
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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 (Intel® Trusted Execution Technology) include vt-d? I'm at a loss. I've been researching current processors ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...