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Intel Officially Announces 3rd Generation Xeon SP – “Ice Lake”

Today Intel lifted the embargo and announced the details of “Ice Lake” – the 3rd generation of Xeon SP CPUs.  This new architecture brings new advantages that will enhance blade server performance.  In this blog post I’ll highlight the specifics of what Ice Lake brings compared to the current generation. Continue reading

A New CPU is Coming – Better Be Prepared

If you haven’t heard, Intel’s coming out with a new CPU architecture this year and it is a bit different than what you are used to.  If you haven’t started re-architecting your plans for future blade servers, now is the time to begin. Continue reading

What You Need To Know About The Intel Cascade Lake Refresh

Intel has added new CPUs to the Cascade Lake family and here are a few things you should know about these new Refresh CPUs before buying your next blade server.
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Blade Server Comparison – August 2019

Below is an updated chart to help guide you to the best blade server for your project.  This version includes Intel DC Persistent Memory (Optane).

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Top 5 Reasons Why You Need Intel’s 2nd Generation Xeon SP Processor

A few weeks ago, Intel launched their 2nd generation of Intel Xeon SP (formerly known as “Cascade Lake”.)  There are some very important reasons you need to purchase your next blade servers with this CPU. Continue reading

Blade Server Comparison – September 2018

With the recent release of the Dell EMC PowerEdge MX blade servers, I realized it’s been a year since I’ve updated my blade server comparison chart.  Below is an updated chart to help guide you to the best blade server for your project.  (REVISED December 2018 – fixed drive count on Dell EMC PowerEdge MX servers.  Thanks to Mike Browning for catching it after this many months!)

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Blade Server Comparison – September 2017

With the recent release of the Intel Xeon SP CPUs, I realized it’s been a year since I’ve updated my blade server comparison chart.  Below is an updated chart to help guide you to the best blade server for your project.

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Recommended Memory Configurations for Skylake CPUs

The new architecture of the Intel Xeon SP (aka Skylake) CPU includes more memory channels, which is creating some uncertainty on best practices.  In today’s post, I’ll show you the best configurations to consider to help drive high memory performance. Continue reading