Today Intel officially lunched the newest version of their E5 XEON processor.
Check out this link for the details. This new version improves I/O performance and is set to use DDR4 ram. Here’s the excerpt from the website.
“The Intel Xeon E5 v3 is the first to use DDR4 memory, providing a 40 percent increase in bandwidth,” Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group at Intel, said during an event launching the new processors.
The new Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2.0 (AVX2) release also debuts in the third generation Xeon E5. AVX2 provides up to 256 bits per clock cycle on integer heavy workloads. On the storage side, Intel Data Direct I/O and the Intel Storage Acceleration Library have also been enhanced.
Bryant said that servers admins can now allocate a portion of the memory cache for direct access out to storage.