Quad-Core Servers Comming Out On The Market

November and December are not only month when you can buy servers for less. It is time when companies release new hardware. one of the is IBM. The world’s most popular computer maker announced five news server models. Each of them comes wth 2 processor sockets.

Servers are equiped, with dual-core Xeon 5100 “Woodcrest” processors. News.com reports that in the case of the IBM x3650 series, an integer-processing speed test yielded 64 percent better performance with the quad-core processors than with dual-core.

The company will be accepting orders for the quad-core server on November 14, but it will start shipping the servers in December. Another popular server maker, Dell has sold the first quad-core servers on November 8.

News.com reports that Intel’s Xeon 5300 consist of 2 Woodcrest processors in a single package. AMD puts all 4 cores on a single slice of silicon. The first AMD quad-core Opteron processors, named Barcelona, wwill not come out until the middle of 2007.

Intel has already announced “Bensley” dual-processor server platform. It combines various processors with an Intel chipset. Bensley server systems allow an upgrad with Clovertown chips. The use of high-end server processors however mean an increase of power consumption and waste heat compared with Woodcrest chips.

According to Intel, the upcomming dual-core and quad-core processors built with an upcoming 45-nanometer manufacturing process will also plug into Bensley platforms.

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Dimitar A.
Dimitar is founder of the global Cloud & Infrastructure Hosting provider HostColor.com & European Cloud IaaS company RAX. He has two Decades-long experience in the web hosting industry and in building and managing Cloud computing infrastructure and IT ecosystems. Dimitar is also political scientist who has published books "The New American State" and "The New Polity". "The New American State" is one of the best current political books. It is focused on the change of the American political process. It offers a perspective on how the fourth industrial revolution, also called the Digital Revolution and Industry 4.0, marks the beginning of an era of deterritorialization.