According to the intel the Xeon E7 chips are up to 40 percent faster than their predecessors, the Xeon 7500 chips, which were eight-core processors launched last year.Now it comes With 10 cores, the E7 chips include more cores than any other Intel processor. The E7 chips will also come in six- and eight-core variants, and operate at clock speeds between 1.73GHz and 2.4GHz.
E7 chips will bring more processing power to servers,E7 chips also bring scalability to servers with the ability to include more memory, which can total 2TB in servers.
Dell has announced three PowerEdge servers with Xeon E7 chips, which deliver up to a 49 percent improvement in performance-per-watt compared to their predecessor, said Brian Payne, executive director of Dell’s PowerEdge server line.
Dell’s four-socket PowerEdge R910 4U rack server, when configured with a 10-core Intel Xeon E7-4780 CPU running at 2.4GHz, can provide up to 38 percent improvement in Oracle application server and database performance over a previous-generation, eight-core Intel Xeon X7560 processor running at 2.26GHz, the company claimed.
The entry-level price for a PowerEdge R910 server is around US$9,000.Dell also announced that E7 chips would be offered with the PowerEdge M910 blade and PowerEdge R810 rack servers.
HP updated four servers in its ProLiant G7 line to include Xeon E7 chips. The ProLiant BL680c and ProLiant DL580 will include the Xeon E7-4800 family of chips, while the ProLiant BL620c and ProLiant DL980 servers will be based on the Intel Xeon E7-2800 and E7-4800 series processors.It will be available in May 2011, except for the DL980, which will be available in June. Prices for the servers will start at $6,000.
The E7 chips in the future will be pitted against the upcoming 16-core server chips code-named Interlagos from Advanced Micro Devices, Insight 64’s Brookwood said. The Interlagos chips, based on the new Bulldozer architecture, will offer faster performance and energy saving features. AMD has said that the Interlagos chips will ship in the third quarter.