All Aboard the NVM Express

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Rachel Bromage
All aboard the NVM Express

Flash memory technology continues to evolve. We are transitioning away from spinning platters, as we move toward an all-flash future. It has been apparent for some time that solid state storage devices have been bottlenecked by the interface through which they connect to the rest of the system. Interfaces such as SCSI, SATA, and SAS have been terrific for…

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AMD is back!

Posted on June 6, 2017 by admin
AMD Returns with EPYC

For many years, AMD has been dormant; its most recent generation of processors (Opteron) launching over five years ago. In the intervening years, the competition has steadily moved forward, removing the AMD Opteron processor from consideration for new server deployments. With the launch of the EPYC processor series, this has all changed. Not only does…

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Introducing the Intel Xeon E5 2600 v4 Processor Family

Posted on March 3, 2016 by Rachel Bromage

A “tick” is not merely a check mark or a nuisance insect – it’s a major Intel® product launch! In accordance with Moore’s Law, Intel’s Xeon® E5 2600 v4 processor family represents a “tick” in Intel’s “tick-tock” upgrade model. The overall microarchitecture remains the same, but shrinks. (In this case slimming down from 22 nm to 14 nm). What…

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The Next New Thing: Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v3 Product Family Launch

Posted on September 9, 2014 by admin

Every day, the IT world is bombarded with hundreds of product announcements. Some are interesting, some are boring, and some downright forgettable. When Intel releases a new processor, however, it is truly an event. We are talking about a core change (no pun intended) to almost every Intel server we build — faster performance and…

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