Sizing Server Platforms: Four-socket Servers
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The people of Intel IT are deploying next generation data centers that deliver increased compute power but use much less energy. It starts at the microprocessor level. The latest Xeon chips, which are at the heart of Intel’s newest servers, do more work with less power. But another important factor is at the server level itself–especially the sizing of servers for the right work loads. Not all tasks are a match for a two-socket solution. In cases where IT organizations foresee future workload growth as uncertain or they want to extend the viability of their hardware (avoiding a mid-life server refresh), four-socket servers are a compelling fit. Intel engineers tested the Intel Xeon Processor 7500 Series and in this video podcast they talk about their findings and show why Intel IT uses four-socket servers in their most demanding environments.
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