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  • 04-06-2009 - Introduction to Nehalem-EP

    I think you’ve heard by now that Intel has released a new processor, the Xeon 5500 (code-named Nehalem-EP). While the consumer version of this processor has been released as the Core i7, this is server version of the processor. It is a sea change for Intel processors for a number of reasons that...
  • 04-08-2009 - Nehalem and Memory Configurations

    The Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series architecture (code named, "Nehalem")–based systems bring a whole new level of memory bandwidth to the high-performance computing (HPC) party. But the new architecture brings with it some options that allow you to trade memory price, memory...
  • Memory Wall -- HPBD 070809

    In 1994, Wulf and McKee predicted that computer performance improvement would soon cease. They reasoned that CPUs were becoming too fast for their own good. CPUs would soon become so much faster than memory that program execution time would depend entirely on how fast the memory could feed CPUs data...
  • HPCC in Paradise -- HPBD 082609

    In Polynesian culture, mana means life force or power. To say that someone has mana means that they have influence or authority. The Maui High Performance Computing Cente r increased its mana with a new 1,152 node cluster of PowerEdge 11G servers . The compute nodes are M610 blades connected together...
  • Impact of C1E on PowerEdge 11G Servers -- HPBD 100909

    C1E (Enhanced halt state) is a new BIOS option which is added to 11G Servers with the latest BIOS version 1.2.6. Since all other BIOS options (Turbo mode, C-states and various power management profiles) are already covered in the whitepaper “ Optimal BIOS Settings for High Performance Computing...
  • 11th-generation – As Good As Advertised? HPBD 070209

    Last March, Dell released the 11th-generation Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers based on the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series (Nehalem) micro-architecture. In my 10 years at Dell I can’t remember a product launch accompanied with such high expectations. Some of the performance projections...