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What Are Intel Xeon Processors Used For?

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October 2, 2009 6:16:20 PM

I have always wondered what the Intel Xeon CPU's where used for. Where they used for servers?

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October 2, 2009 6:23:47 PM

Workstations, servers, and similar professional applications.
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October 2, 2009 6:26:40 PM

As cjl said, Xeon is the name given to server processors, and server processors are frequently used in workstations too.
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October 2, 2009 6:29:33 PM

Mostly used for servers but as said above, also workstations too.
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October 2, 2009 7:47:22 PM

Xeon processors include features that are specifically designed for the workstation and server market, depending on the model. For example, I purchased a Xeon W3520 instead of a Core i7 920 - both CPUs are almost identical, except that the Xeon model's memory controller supports ECC memory - something that is often used by workstations.

Other Xeon models allow you to have a motherboard with two, four or more CPUs (ie, entire CPUs, each in their own socket, and not just cores inside one CPU) in a system. That's something you can't do with a Core i5 or i7 CPU.
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October 2, 2009 8:18:35 PM

Workstation, servers, HPC. And obviously, if you want a 2P or more.
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October 2, 2009 10:20:19 PM

dunklegend said:
OK, I learned today's new thing.


I think were learning something new everyday. That is untill we die.
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October 3, 2009 12:00:47 AM

Apple likes to use Xeons as well.
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October 3, 2009 1:17:27 AM

Yes, for workstations and the mentioned above.

Screw 2p, it's 4p opterons for me.
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October 3, 2009 1:53:16 AM

Some Xeons are little more than a re-stamped desktop chip which works in the same socket even. The E3110 (E8400 equivalent) comes to mind, but there are plenty of others.
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October 3, 2009 1:55:18 AM

But they say Xeon!

AMD does the same thing except normally they are more expensive.
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