Xeon 7500 + Windows Server 2008 R2 = Lightning fast performance with mission-critical reliability

Intel Nehalem EX (now known as Xeon 7500) launch event in Boston, showcased the benchmarks on Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server and Xeon 7500. Performance increases are HUGE when compared to previous Xeon 7400 and earlier Xeons. Several OEM’s have announced 8-socket systems (including Fujitsu) - that means you can get 128 logical processors […]

Intel Nehalem EX (now known as Xeon 7500) launch event in Boston, showcased the benchmarks on Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server and Xeon 7500. Performance increases are HUGE when compared to previous Xeon 7400 and earlier Xeons. Several OEM’s have announced 8-socket systems (including Fujitsu) - that means you can get 128 logical processors in a single system! That many procs is no problem for Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL 2008 R2 which can scale to 256 logical processors and address 2TB of RAM. With Intel moving the mission critical features of Itanium into Xeon 7500, x86 OEM’s now have access to technology to improve reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS). Here’s what Bryce Olson from Intel say:

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