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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.

32-Thread Xeon Setup for Less Than a Haswell-E Core i7

Originally released in 2012 for a whopping $1,550, thousands of Xeon E5-2670 CPUs hit the second hand market last year as massive 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 to just $70, so it's possible to build an insanely affordable 16-core/32-thread beast for less than the price of a Haswell-E Core i7.

AMD's SeaMicro launches new servers with Opteron and Xeon chips

SeaMicro has unveiled the first product updates to its energy-efficient server platform since being acquired by AMD earlier this year, launching the SM15000 server and Freedom Fabric storage enclosures. The new servers are aimed squarely at the cloud computing market, offering...

Intel launches 10-core Xeon E7 server processors

Intel has introduced 29 new server processors to its E3 and E7 Xeon families today. The former serves entry-level customers while the latter represents Intel's most powerful server offering, supposedly setting 14 benchmark records and surpassing its Itanium chips. Based on…