Intel Details Eight-Core Nehalem-EX Successor

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted May 7, 2010


According to this PC World Report, Intel has said it would release a successor to its eight-core Nehalem-EX chips next year with more cores and faster speeds as it tries to push the limits of server performance.


The new chips, code-named Westmere-EX, will be targeted at servers with four sockets and higher.

"The new chips, code-named Westmere-EX, will be targeted at servers with four sockets and higher, said Stephen Smith, vice president and director of PC client operations and enabling at Intel, during a webcast speech.

"The Nehalem-EX processors, available under the Xeon 7500 and 6500 brands, were introduced in March for high-end servers that require high uptime. Intel has called Nehalem-EX processors its fastest to date, and the chips include error correction and reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features."

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