I usually refrain from posting too much about the server side of the computing industry as DV Hardware's focus is primarily on the consumer but every once in a while there are news items that cater to both. Intel launched it's Xeon E5-2600 processor lineup on Thursday, this new Broadwell-based series include a total of 27 chips and offers parts with up to 22 cores!
The flagship model is the Xeon E5-2699 v4, a 145W TDP beast with 22 cores running at 2.2GHz and with 55MB cache memory.
But cooling could be an issue for chips that have so many cores. Intel dialed down the frequency of the monster 22-core Xeon E5-2699 v4 to 2.2GHz, which draws about 145 watts of power. It has 55MB of cache, up from 44MB of cache in its fastest predecessor. The 22-core chip is priced at $4,115.
The new chips are primarily targeted at cloud service providers. Applications are moving into public, private and hybrid clouds, and the chips are tuned to speed up and secure hosted applications, said Matt Lane, director of Xeon marketing at Intel.