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Old 2015-05-11, 22:14   #1
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Default Intel Xeon E7-8800 v3

Way too expensive, but for those who need maximum performance in a single server: Intel now has a version 3 of their Xeon E7 line with the Haswell-EX chip. The Intel Xeon E7-8800 v3 series. It is basically the Haswell-EP chip with a extra QPI link to make it possible to build servers with 8 sockets!

Review at Anandtech:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/9193/t...8800-v3-review
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Old 2015-05-12, 03:19   #2
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Way too expensive, but for those who need maximum performance in a single server: Intel now has a version 3 of their Xeon E7 line with the Haswell-EX chip. The Intel Xeon E7-8800 v3 series. It is basically the Haswell-EP chip with a extra QPI link to make it possible to build servers with 8 sockets!

Review at Anandtech:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/9193/t...8800-v3-review
Oh, that sounds fun. Too bad it would be out of our budget (and we wouldn't really need something that massive).

I thought it was too bad that even the 4-way v3's seemed to max out at 15-cores instead of 18 like the 2-ways. I guess the extra QPI links took up more silicon, but now they've made room?

I can see that being a huge help with massive SQL databases. There's a sad side to MSSQL scalability (not sure about others) where it gets really hard to scale out... most often it's just cheaper to scale up. This would be perfect for those cases.

I kind of wonder if Knights Landing would replace the need for these situations, but then that's only like 72 cores or whatever (with 4-way hyperthreading = 288 virtual cores). Something like this with 8 x 18(x2 with HT) would still give you (drum roll)... 288 cores. Probably at a MUCH higher cost though.
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