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Intel to Detail 8-core Nehalem-EX Processor Next Week

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  1. btarunr

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    Having successfully established the Nehalem architecture-derived Core i7 series as the industry's fastest consumer processors available, and recently propagating the architecture to two-socket Xeon series for servers and high-end workstations, Intel is set to push up parallelism two-fold with the Nehalem-EX 8-core enterprise processor. The company will detail this new line of chips next week, although a commercial-launch can be expected only in late 2009 or early 2010.

    The new chip will succeed the company's own Xeon E7000 "Dunnington" series 6-core processors, for having the highest available parallelism per socket. The 8 physical x86-64 processing cores will further feature HyperThreading technology, sending the logical-processor count to 16 threads per socket. Each processor packs 2.3 billion transistors. The processor will further be designed for systems with more than two sockets per board. Currently although server-builders sell 1U and 2U servers with more than two Nehalem quad-core processors, the system is designed by using two (or more) two-socket mainboards interconnected using Infiniband. The announcement will be made on May 26, in an address headed by Boyd Davis, Intel's general manager of Server Platforms Marketing Group.

    Source: CNET
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    :toast: to 16 threads! Woot for Hyperthreading!
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    ... in each socket in a 4-way server board = 64 threads. Watching task manager will be funny.

    Before you get excited, these Beckton MP processors will start upwards of $2000 each.

    (socket LGA 1567, 24MB L3)
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    sounds delicious
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    A press release for a press release - it's going to be big!

    A 4P Nehalem-EX box has more threads than employees where I work... virtualize their desktops, our existing servers, and there would still be leftover 'power' for BOINC ;)
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    but will it scale?
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    for business applications? of course.
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    Not what I meant haha
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    lol four of these could probably software emulate crysis.
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    At an unbelievable 5 fps!!!
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    one i7 could manage 10FPS at 800x600, we're talkin 60FPS at 640x480 here!
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    wow 640x480 :D what a great quality*!

    *on a psp screen!
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    To 500!

    Nice to see some more advancement in CPUs. :D
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    Ha! I was awaiting this. Now you can have 256 processing cores and 512 virtual servers in one of our c7000 enclosures. That's super computer teritory right there!

    :rockout:
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    Any idea on how many FLOPS?
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    this is a like double die in one package right? if it's actually a true octo core, HURRY THE FUCK UP AMD lol
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    ITS OVER 9000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    That's going to pass up the Itanium 2 (finally)! Itanium has dominated the transistor count since 2003.


    If it scales from the Core i7 920, about 52-54 GFlOps per socket @ 2.66 GHz with hyperthreading and turbo enabled.


    I'm pretty sure it is a "true" octo-core although with QPI, it really wouldn't matter.
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    Crunching for Team TPU
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    What?! 9000?!
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    There is no such thing as a "true" octo core. If there are 8 cores it's an octo core. The way the cores are interconnected really isn't relevant.
    AMD is behind no matter how you put it, nothing new here.
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    AMD invented this "true" nonsense in order to sell their Phenom processors against the Core 2 Quads (when Phenom was still vaporware at that). The first round of Phenoms, well, sucked so "true" is no more than a marketing ploy.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    God damn it.

    I want this to be ~500$ or less so I can get two! Or if anyone else has any ideas about how I can get eight i7 cores for that price - I'm all ears. Well.. not.. not really, but go on.
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