Third generation Xeon E7 processors for mission-critical servers are likely to launch next quarter. These Xeon processors, built on Haswell-EX core, will incorporate such improvements as increased number of cores, larger L3 cache, new AVX and TSX instructions, along with added support for DDR4 memory. Based on previous reports, there will a couple of significant changes in the E7 v3 lineup. Most importantly, Intel is not going to release E7-2800 v3 CPUs for two-way servers, and the E7-4800 v3 series for 4-way servers will be missing all high end models. This will effectively reduce the number of SKUs from 19 (in the v2 series) to 12 in the v3 series, including four E7-4800 v3 models, and eight E7-8800 v3 models. Some characteristics of these processors we recently found in X series price list (CSV file) and in System x3850 X6 and x3950 X6 Installation and Service Guide (large PDF file) documents on the IBM website.
Intel Haswell-EX to offer up to 18 cores
Posted on Thursday, Feb 12 2015 @ 13:18 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck