Dell’s microserver family is undergoing a major change right now as their 5000 series is moving to the new generation of chips from Intel. The current C5000 and C5125 uses Athlon II X2 and X4 and Phenom II X2 chips based on the customers preferences and will continue to do so for the near future but the C5220 will be using the not quite yet released yet Xeon E3-1200 v2. That Ivy Bridge chip means that Dell expects to be selling 17W and 45W versions of the C5220 which gives Intel a nice lead in power efficiency and processing density. As more new Xeons come out you will see models requiring more power and thus less physical servers in a rack. Dell expects to fit a dozen of the lower powered models into a full rack mount chassis and eight of the higher wattage models. Check out the specifics as well as hints as to the other members of the Ivy Bridge contingent of the Xeon family at The Register.
"Dell’s PowerEdge server line is once again trying to get out in front of Intel, announcing that its PowerEdge-C family of microservers are revved up with the new Ivy Bridge Xeon E3 processors, which the chip giant is launching soon."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
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- HP launches several ultrabooks and ultra-like notebooks @ DigiTimes