Intel Launches Latest High-End Xeon E7 Chips, and Server OEMs Sign On

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2016-06-09

Intel this week rolled out the latest generation of its Xeon E7 server processors, unveiling a family of 14nm chips with more cores per chip (up to 24, rather than 18), instruction threads (48 from 36) and more last-level cache (60MB from 45MB) than its predecessor. Officials said the new "Broadwell-EX" 8800/4800 chips offer as much as 1.3 times the scaling of the previous Xeon E7 chips, twice the memory support—up to 24TB—and twice as many analytics queries as the previous version. The chips are targeted at scale-up environments, with an eye on making it easier, faster and more affordable for enterprises to collect and analyze in real time the massive amounts of structured and unstructured data being generated. "The Xeon E7-8800/4800 v4 families are arriving at market just as wider demand for advanced analytics systems and solutions is beginning to ramp," Charles King, principal analyst with Pund-IT, wrote in a research note. Systems makers including Lenovo, Dell, Huawei, Fujitsu and SGI plan to use the new chips in their high-end systems. Here is a look at the new Intel chip and some of the systems running on it.


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