Server articles

With the 9700-series, Intel lays the Itanium family to rest

Itanium, the 64-bit family of high-end server processors from Intel, will soon be a distant memory in the minds of many (if it isn’t already). The company has started volume shipping four new Itanium CPUs which, barring any unforeseen circumstances,…

Eurocom unveils PX7 Pro SE mobile server

Eurocom has unveiled a new notebook computer that’s perhaps unlike any you’ve seen before. That’s because it’s technically a mobile server. The Eurocom PX7 Pro SE is powered by Intel’s quad-core (eight threads) Xeon E3-1505M v5 processor...

AMD squeezes 32 Zen cores in Naples server CPUs

We already know that AMD's Ryzen 7 desktop processors, complete with 8 cores and 16 threads, are powerful and highly competitive with Intel's 8-core parts in workstation and productivity workloads. But AMD's Zen-based server platform, codenamed Naples, is set to…

Building an Affordable 16-Core, 32-Thread Xeon Monster PC

#ThrowbackThursday Released in 2012 for a whopping $1,550, thousands of Xeon E5-2670 CPUs have hit the secondhand market as data centers upgraded their servers. This 4-year old CPU delivers 8 cores clocked at 2.6GHz with a 3.3GHz turbo frequency and a large 20MB L3 cache, but with supply overwhelming demand prices have plummeted. Or seen from another perspective: it's now possible to build an insanely affordable 16-core/32-thread beast for less than a flagship Core i7.

Here We Go Again: 40-Thread Xeon PC for less than a Broadwell-E Core i7

Following up to our popular 32-thread Xeon PC feature, we've been in the hunt for affordable Xeon processors based on more modern architectures. Our search put us on the trail of Intel's Xeon E5 2630 v4, a 10-core Broadwell-EP part (40 threads for 2 CPUs) that can be found for less - with a catch - so we put together a system to show off what's on offer here.