- Feb 20, 2019
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|System Name||PowerEdge R730 DRS Cluster|
|Processor||4x Xeon E5-2698 v3|
|Cooling||Many heckin screamy bois|
|Memory||480GB ECC DDR4-2133|
|Video Card(s)||Matrox G200eR2|
|Storage||SD Card. Yep, really no other local storage.|
|Display(s)||It's probably a couple of boring Dell Ultrasharps and a sacrificial laptop.|
|Case||39U 6-rack server room with HEVC and 44KVA UPS|
|Software||ESXi 6.5 U3|
|Benchmark Scores||I once clocked a Celeron-300A to 564MHz on an Abit BE6 and it scored over 9000.|
Three questions (well okay, four because Q2 is a two-parter):
- Does this finally have enough hardware mitigations for specultaive-execution attacks? Without them, all these hyperthreading improvements are meaningless because the vulnerability patches hurt performance and for a secure system, HT needs to be disabled in its entirety.
- Why do we need a new socket? It's still using DDR4, not DDR5 (that's AMD's excuse for changing to socket AM5) and it's still using PCIe 3.0. Is Intel unable to physically fit more than 8 cores on a package at 14nm?
- Is 10C the upper limit or are there hints that Intel have 12C and 16C models in the pipeline for later in 2020?