[Beowulf] Nehalem Xeons 55** series

Michael Will mwill at penguincomputing.com
Fri Feb 20 20:11:34 EST 2009


Yes, Intel has provided seed units to system integrators and software
developers so they can start system and code testing.

However, those samples are covered by NDA that does not allow
performance measurements to be published, including comparisons with
competing products.

Only Intel can provide performance numbers for 55xx series processors
today.

But if you search for Core i7 benchmarks, you might get some idea of
what's in store.

And you can always talk to a sales engineer to discuss your computing
needs and technology options directly, potentially under NDA.

Cheers, Michael Will

PS: Disclaimer - I work for Penguin Computing Inc, http://www.penguincomputing.com

On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 10:30:32AM -0500, Ivan Oleynik wrote:
> 
>    Does someone know whether Intel has already started shipping Nehalem Xeon
>    55** processors? Are there system integrators that have Nehalem servers
>    already available for customers?
> 
>    How these Xeon 55** are compared to latest AMD Shanghais (clock by clock,
>    performace/price)?
> 
>    Ivan

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