24 Core Intel Broadwell-EX 1.4 Times Better Than Power8
The new Intel Broadwell-EX family processors were launched recently including the Xeon E7-8800/4800. This generation of processors has 24 cores while the previous generation had a maximum of 18 cores.
The E7 v4 Series is also compatible with the previous v3 series with a BIOS update. This can be a selling point for more than a few people.
The new Intel Broadwell-EX processors boast up to 70% better encryption performance. They also provide upto 60 MB of LLC. The Intel broadwell-EX processors claim to lead the industry in terms of memory capacity. Intel Run Sure technology is also features with these processors for the best data integrity you could ask for from a processor.
This new series can also support an 8 socket configuration. This is an important step towards analytical workload processing and because Intel is looking into analytic workload this could be a big move forward for the company.
Some people think that such kind of power would be redundant with technology such as the cloud being readily available and inexpensive. Others differ on this point of view.
Intel has been in this game for some time now and they must know what they are doing and what is the right move forward for them. This series of processors may reduce data processing limitations and bottlenecks. In comparison with the IBM power8 Intel claims their processors are 1.4 times better in performance and cost up to half the amount to operate.
They also say that their products are better value for money and better bang for the buck. How much of these claims are true will be seen soon enough but they are bold claims indeed and the numbers seem solid enough to rely on.
The new generation of Intel processors are a step forward both in terms of performance and economy, at least according to Intel’s numbers.