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Supermicro Shows Off 80-Core Xeon Server

By - Source: Heise | B 38 comments

The more cores the better!

The server board has four modules, each of which can carry two upcoming 10-core Xeon E7 CPUs. Intel's new 32nm Westmere EX will debut as E7-2800 series (two sockets), E7-4800 series (four sockets) as well as E7-8800 series (eight sockets) with six, eight and ten cores as well as clock speeds ranging from 1.73 to 2.4 GHz.   

The 5086B-TRF has also room for up to four Nvidia Tesla GPGPU cards as well as 16 DDR3 memory slots for each memory slot for a maximum of 1 TB, the manufacturer said. Supermicro uses a PSU with 2800 watts capacity, but wants to offer the option of a 3200 watt unit in future.

Prices have not been announced.

Picture courtesy: www.heise.de

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    lp231 , March 1, 2011 8:35 PM
    How about a single CPU with 80 cores?
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    verbalizer , March 1, 2011 8:40 PM
    ridiculous..
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    mavroxur , March 1, 2011 8:44 PM
    *drool*
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    mavroxur , March 1, 2011 8:45 PM
    *drool*
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    masterasia , March 1, 2011 8:45 PM
    I have this exact model in my living room for my HTPC
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    masterasia , March 1, 2011 8:48 PM
    Hey.......Where's my comment?
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    campb292 , March 1, 2011 8:49 PM
    Holy cow. Technology moves so fast. I just upgraded my Commodore 64 to a 486DX2. I think I only have 1 core.
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    compton , March 1, 2011 8:52 PM
    I'm guessing price is somewhere in the neighborhood of $not cheap.
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    kilo_17 , March 1, 2011 8:52 PM
    1TB of RAM? That's insane!
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    jn77 , March 1, 2011 8:53 PM
    I wonder what this would do for Batch raw photo and uncompressed 1080p/60FPS video editing..... could it be done at 2-4 times real time on windows 7 64bit?
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    djsting , March 1, 2011 8:53 PM
    It's funny, not that long ago, I can remember windows 3 running on a 386 with something like 4mb of RAM. Then windows 95 cam out. It was recommended that you run a 486 with 8mb. I remember friends and family being up in arms. "8MB!?!?!?! What in the world would you need with a system that has 8MB or RAM!?!?!?!? I mean come on, thats absurd." Here we are 16 years later talking about 80 cores at 2ghz a piece and a 1tb of RAM and not really thinking twice about it. My how times change :) 
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    compton , March 1, 2011 8:54 PM
    Who cores?
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    someguynamedmatt , March 1, 2011 9:08 PM
    ...whoa. Do want.
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    dimamu15 , March 1, 2011 9:14 PM
    can I get that to game X)
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    utengineer , March 1, 2011 9:19 PM
    That's going to be cheap. Ordered two of them ;) 
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    utengineer , March 1, 2011 9:20 PM
    Thanks's going to be cheap. Ordered two of them ;) 
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    burnley14 , March 1, 2011 9:23 PM
    Wow, that's gonna cost a pretty penny.
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    JsPcKiP , March 1, 2011 9:33 PM
    I'd sure love folding with that...
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    saymi , March 1, 2011 9:35 PM
    I wonder how much terflops capacity it will have. How close can this server be to a supercomputer with 4 tesla cards? It is not only the capacity you need to find a Opencl or Cuda programer to able to use it full capacity.

    But I want to host 40 operating systems on this server. Divide 40 to the cost of the infrastructre and we can see how economical it can be.
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    kimyeang88 , March 1, 2011 9:36 PM
    2800 Watt...........
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