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How to Pick a CPU When Buying Servers

Henry Newman | Feb. 4, 2013
As 2013 rolls in and the economy stabilizes, many IT organizations are looking to upgrade their computational and storage systems. Like any IT purchasing decision, there are tradeoffs to consider and choices to make regarding hardware features and the technology available. When it comes to storage servers, the first step is understanding your CPU options.

You will mostly likely see Ivy Bridge server processors in 2013 and the QPI bandwidth will go way up so with Ivy Bridge quad socket systems likely make sense. More on this after the Ivy Bridge serve processor are released.

Henry Newman, is CEO and CTO of Instrumental Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in high-performance computing and storage.

 

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