The Intel Xeon E7 v2 CPU was officially announced today advertising 2x the performance, 3x the memory and 4x the I/O bandwidth compared to previous generations. For more information on what the E7 v2 CPU offers, as well as what blade servers were announced, continue reading below.
One of the first questions I’ve received when I started discussing the new Intel E5 2600 v2 CPU is “will it work with my existing blade server VMware clusters?” The sales answer is YES, of course. The real answer is, it depends.
Digging around the web tonight, I stumbled upon an interesting Czech web site, ExtraHardware.cz, that appears to offer some details around Intel’s upcoming E5-2600 v2 processor. I’m not sure of the timeline for when the E5-2600 v2 will be released, but I imagine we can expect them to be available sometime in the next few months. Here is a quick summary of what was revealed.