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Intel Launches the Xeon E7 v2 Processors

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  1. Cristian_25H

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    To help companies in a variety of industries from retail and healthcare to banking and transportation turn data into actionable insights, Intel Corporation today introduced the Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family.

    Using analytics enables businesses to make decisions that improve top-line and bottom-line results. The Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family delivers new capabilities to process and analyze large, diverse amounts of data to unlock information that was previously inaccessible.

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    "Organizations that leverage data to accelerate business insights will have a tremendous edge in this economy," said Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group. "The advanced performance, memory capacity and reliability of the Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family enable IT organizations to deliver real-time analysis of large data sets to spot and capitalize on trends, create new services and deliver business efficiency."

    Big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) are providing enormous opportunities for many organizations to grow as they create revenue-generating services from the information they are able to derive. The big data technology and services market is expected to grow 27 percent annually through 2017 to reach $32.4 billion. A leading driver of this growth is the immense amount of data coming from connected devices making up the IoT, which is projected to grow to 30 billion devices by 20205. Investments in the highest performing technologies and analysis solutions can also deliver significant cost savings. For example, Intel's IT organization expects to achieve cost savings and increased bottom-line revenue of nearly half a billion dollars through use of analytics solutions by 2016.

    New Big Data Processing and Analytics Capabilities with Relentless Reliability
    The Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family has triple the memory capacity of the previous generation processor family, allowing much faster and thorough data analysis. In-memory analytics places and analyzes an entire data set - such as an organization's entire customer database - in the system memory rather than on traditional disk drives. This method is gaining in popularity due to the increased need for more complex analytics. Industry analyst firm Gartner expects 35 percent of mid- to large-sized companies will adopt in-memory analytics by 2015, up from 10 percent in 2012 and predicts at least 50 percent of Global 2000 companies will use in-memory computing to deliver significant additional benefits from investments in enterprise resource planning (ERP).

    eBay, one of the world's largest and most complex online marketplaces, handles massive data sets of more than 50 petabytes (PB) for more than 100 million users. Based on initial testing of the new Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 and SAP's HANA in-memory analytics software, eBay has seen greater performance and understanding of larger data sets that will help drive additional revenue opportunities for its customers.

    Built for up to 32-socket servers, with configurations supporting up to 15 processing cores and up to 1.5 terabytes (TB) of memory per socket, the new processor family achieves twice the average performance of the previous generation. These enhancements help businesses that run mission critical applications including business support systems (BSS), customer relationship management (CRM), and ERP to operate more efficiently, at lower cost and with faster response times. For example, a sales team with these capabilities can maximize revenue by pinpointing the best time to sell a product, or let an oil and gas company better predict when its platforms require preventative maintenance.

    To reduce data bottlenecks, the Intel Xeon Processor E7 v2 family features Intel Integrated I/O, Intel Data Direct I/O and support for PCIe 3.0, achieving up to four times the I/O bandwidth over the previous generation and providing extra capacity for storage and networking connections.

    System uptime and reliability also remains a key requirement for mission critical applications. The Intel Xeon Processor E7 v2 family continues Intel's tradition of delivering world-class reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS). Intel Run Sure Technology is designed for "five nines" solutions essential for business-critical data by reducing the frequency and cost of planned and unplanned downtime.

    Extensive Industry Support
    Starting today, 21 system manufacturers from around the world will announce more than 40 Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family-based platforms. These manufacturers include Asus, Bull, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, Inspur, Lenovo, NEC, Oracle, PowerLeader, Quanta, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro, Unisys and ZTE. Numerous analytics software vendors also support Xeon processor E7 v2 family-based platforms, including Altibase, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Pivotal, QlikView, Red Hat, SAP, SAS, Software AG, Splunk, Sungard, Teradata, TongTech, Vertica and YonYou.
  2. Zankza New Member

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    What??
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    I would hope for more than 30B by that year... :)
    I wish I could have 1.5TB for a ram disk.
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    Intel Launches the Xeon E7 v2 Processors + Built for up to 32-socket servers = You might see hear about some 32 socket Xeon E7 servers.

    Me? I'll be fine with just four:

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    Couple Titans, 4 Xeons and 48 SSDs in RAID-0H! See ya on Mars!
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    32 socket boards are a thing? they can really fit 32 QPI on each of chips?
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    Can a single "system" be composed of 32 CPUs? Yes, though physically it'll be several boards; 8 boards with 4 CPUs each for example. With the appropriate bridges all CPUs, memory, devices, etc, will be recognized and used by the system.

    That's just one way, not the only way. Some of these newer SOC (systems on chip) are able to be linked via the PCIe bus with other chips, allowing for large numbers of them to be connected together with PCIe bridge chips.
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    Theses Xeons support 32 processors in one system, but once you get above 4 processors, the line between these Xeons and a supercomputer is blurry at best to me. The only reason I can see you wanting more than 4 processors in a single system (as opposed to a cluster of smaller systems) is for specific pieces of software, particularly those whose licenses only allow you to run it on one system. Can someone help me figure out who would buy a >4P system?

    There are only 4 QPI links on each processor, and the processors are connected in a three dimensional arrangement. This means that in a 32 socket system if you want to send data between two processors you potentially could have to traverse two additional processors.
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    I would like to play with a 32 cpu server. Use it for WCG.
    Norton says thanks.
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    Those people do exist. I've been to a few conferences where huge multi-rack OLAP systems have been demonstrated. While I'm drooling there are other techs in the audience nodding in agreement with the speaker, and are honestly considering purchasing these systems for their companies.

    eBay is one such company listed in the PR above. Couple million spent on new hardware which in turn brings in tens of millions in additional profit is good ROI.

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