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Is too big cache a bad idea? [duplicate]

I am going to pack a new computer for myself and I thought about Xeon series as main processor. Xeons tend to have very big caches even up to 32MB. And here is a question: Is it a big advantage to ...
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Intel Xeon CPU E5-4627 low performance?

Recently I did some experiments with the new Xeon series and found: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-4627 v2 @ 3.30GHz Average latency of shared memory write:- 707 ns Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2690 0 @ ...
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Windows Task Manager not showing all cores?

I have Fujitsu RX200 S6 servers, which are Xeon 5500/5600 compatible. Up to today, I had dual X55nn (not sure of exact model) installed. Windows Task Manager was showing 24 separate graphs. I was ...
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Mathematica benchmark on two different system

I have two system one has a Xeon E5-1650 CPU, 24GB of RAM, and a 7200rpm hard drive. The other system which is a Lenovo G510 laptop, has a core i7-4700MQ CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 5400rmp hard drive. The ...
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Motherboard with socket LGA1150: Xeon or I5? [closed]

I have 3 Tyan S5532GM2NR-LE motherbords. The wholesaler didn't yet shipped the mathcing Intel Xeon E3-1230v3 processors. I'd like to start preparing the 3 servers so I think using temporary processors ...
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Will Intel HD graphic benefit RDP only server?

For my new software developing company , I am deciding to purchase one of the following Intel XEON processor INTEL E3 1230 V3 (No intel HD cheaper by ~ $30) INTEL E3 1245 V3 (Intel® HD Graphics ...
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What are the benefits of Intel Haswell's (TSX instruction set architecture?

Can someone explain to me what's the benefits of Intel's Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX) instruction set architecture? The simplest explanation I could find was here, but I still don't ...
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HP Z400 with Xeon W3520 2.66 Ghz

I have a HP Z400 with Xeon W3520 2.66 Ghz. Would it be a benefit if I replace the mentioned CPU with I7 930 for they both use LGA1366? Would it even work? ...
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Is Intel Server board sh3200 with xeon x3220 good for virtualization? [closed]

I am wondering if the sh3200 and xeon x3220 will run virtualization well. I have this server running and it's fine but I want to throw on some virtual servers. My plan is to run linux/ubuntu with ...
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Xeon X3430 usable memory limit

I Installed new 4x8GB RAM chips on my Xeon X3430 that's uses Windows server 2008 r2 standard, although 32GB is shown only 16GB is usable, why?
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CPU and Thermal Types

I just noticed there were several types of pastes. Are some better then others? Such as when mounting a XEON chip is it better to use another paste over something basic.
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Choosing which core to use when running a program

I work on a Fedora server running on an Intel Xeon with 15 cores. Some users are running simulations that take up four of the cores, but others seem to be unused. Is there a way I can have a program ...
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Lenovo ThinkServer TS130 1105 - does 32/64 depend on RAM configuration?

Just got in a Lenovo ThinkServer TS130 1105 (Xeon E3-1225V1) and a (new, sealed, holographed, looks legit) copy of Windows Server 2008 32/64 (standard) to run on it for a pretty lightweight job ...
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Intel Core i7 4770 or Xeon E3-1240 V3 [closed]

I'm trying to decide wether to get a Intel Core i7 4770 or a Xeon E3-1240 V3 processor. Their specs are exactly the same, except that the i7 has integrated graphics, and the Xeon does not. The Xeon is ...
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Windows 7 Wont Use All My CPU Core's

My computer (HP xw6600 Workstation) has two Intel Xeon processors which have 8 cores each, but system manager and performance manager only see 4 cores. The Device Manager shows 8 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU ...
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What's more important for a 3D CAD program, GHz or QPI? [closed]

We are getting ready to buy a Xeon-based workstation for a coworker who will be using Pro/E 3D CAD software. For the processor we need to choose between an E5-1607 (3 GHz with 0 GT/s QPI) or an ...
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What is the best way to get optimal processing power?

I am building a 'server computer' for my house. I wonder if it is better to buy two Intel Xeon E3-1240 V3 processors and run them on the same motherboard, or to buy an Ivy bridge-e processor, like ...
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Xeon vs overclocked i7 Extreme for lowest latency

I am aware that the differences between high-end i7 and Xeon are: compatibility with dual socket motherboards, total L2/L3 cache size. overclocking capability. extra cores - Haswell ...
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Would it be possible to upgrade a Mac Pro 2010 5,1 with a W3530 to a W3670?

I spent the last two hours trying to find a solid answer to this and come up empty-handed. They share the same socket, same memory speed... I'm just not sure if the system will be able to handle ...
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Is “limited overclocking” supported by Ivy Bridge Xeon?

Intel Core i5 and i7 desktop processors in the Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge families support limited overclocking, where you can push the turbo boost multiplier to 4 bins above the standard. For ...
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Heatsinks and Xeon E5 CPUs

I've constructed a server that uses 2 Xeon E5-2620 CPUs and per Intel's recommendation I'm in the process of ordering a heatsink and I'm slightly concerned about thermal management. The case I'm using ...
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Passive and active heat sinks for Xeon 5472

This is my first post, so I apologize if I'm not following any particular protocol or have posted this in the wrong category; please let me know if I need to change or re-post elsewhere. (thank you) ...
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CPU requiring pairs of RAM DIMMs [closed]

I want to set-up a machine using 2 Intel Xeon E5-2620 CPUs and 2 16GB DIMMs. I am now told that for both CPUs to function, I need at least 2 pairs of identical DIMMs (4 DIMMs total). Is that true? ...
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on xeon, does addq require 2 clock cycles?

How many cycles are required to add long ints on a xeon? from timing trials, it appears that 2 clock ticks are needed. /proc/info says model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU X5660 @ 2.80GHz ...
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S5000XVN Intel Motherboard - Only sees 12 out of 16GB of RAM

So I have an older Intel S5000XVN motherboard, here are the specs CPU Arch : 2 CPU - 2 Cores - 2 Threads CPU PSN : Intel Xeon CPU 5160 @ 3.00GHz CPU EXT : MMX, SSE (1, 2, 3, 3S), EM64T, VT-x CPUID : ...
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Difference between Intel Xeon E3 and Xeon X… family of processors?

I'm completely confused by Intel's naming system. I understand what makes Xeon E3 different from i5. But what, for example, makes the Xeon X3440 different from E3-1230? (Apart from clock speed).
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Disable hyperthreading on MacPro Xeon

We need to disable hyperthreading on several MacPros. We have just two types of Macs - Dual QuadCore 2.4 "Westmere" and single CPU SixCore 3.66 "Westmere". All machines run 10.6.8 For some strange ...
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Xeons with IMC (Integrated Memory Controller) — does ECC support depend on the chipset also?

Intel has released Ivy Bridge Xeon processors with PCIe 3.0, ECC, and VT-d support. However, there aren't yet any PCIe 3.0 + USB 3.0 C21x (Panther Point) boards available, while B75 and Z77 desktop ...
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Confused by CPU model

This seems like a candidate for someone posting a lmgtfy link as an answer, but I don't trust the info I'm finding. I've got a Linux box that's been whirring away in my loft for quite some time, and ...
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Is the L3 cache shared by all cores for a Sandy-Bridge E Xeon CPU?

In a related question (http://superuser.com/questions/412988/impact-of-the-l3-cache-on-performance-worth-a-dual-processor-system) I asked about the benefit of a dual-CPU system in terms of doubling ...
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Have anybody tested R multicore packages on 10-core Xeon how do they scale in comparison with case of 4 core machine?

Have anybody tested R multicore packages (for example : parallel, multicore, snowfall, foreach) on 10-core Xeon ? How do they scale in comparison with case of 4 core machine ? What algorith have you ...
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Impact of the L3 cache on performance - worth a dual-processor system?

I will be purchasing a new high-end system, and I would like to have a better sense of whether a dual-processor Xeon system (I am looking at the new, high-end Xeon E5-2687W) might, realistically, ...
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why i7-860 is two times slower than E3-1220?

I have financical trading software. It decodes fast/fix messages. I'm running same binaries on two different machines on very similar set of data. Software receive "messages" and decodes them. The ...
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Mounting LGA1366 Xeon w3680 on a motherboard

I am putting a home server/workstation together and am having a hard time mounting a Xeon W3680 onto a Supermicro MBD-X8DTH-6F-O board. Its the first time in a good 10 years that I assemble a machine ...
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Clarifications on the nehalem processor

I'm looking at some servers and I'm confused as to the Nehalem processor. The processor is made by intel, but looking at the wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nehalem_(microarchitecture) Why are ...
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SuperMicro MBD-X8SIL-F-B, Intel Xeon X3430 and Crucial DDR3-1333 ECC RDIMM?

I am assembling a custom PC. And here are the components I ordered: Motherboard: SuperMicro MBD-X8SIL-F-B - http://www.supermicro.com/xeon_3400/Motherboard/X8SIL.cfm Processor: Intel Xeon X3430 ...
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Does a Xeon-based workstation will run slower on Windows XP than on Windows 7?

I have a Xeon-based computer at work runing on Windows XP with 3G RAM. I can't upgrade Windows XP 16 bits to 32 bits or to Windows 7 because of compatibility issues with some of the company's ...
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Dual Core servers - do I have to use both processor slots?

I'm buying a barebones server. The motherboard has slots for two processors; do I have to use them both, or like RAM, can I add another CPU when I need it? I don't want to spend $500 on another CPU if ...
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Mac Pro Memory Model - Bad to fill the bank?

I have a Mac Pro tower with a 2 x 2.66 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon chip and 8 RAM slots. I have been told because of the processor's triple channel memory capacity that I should be installing RAM modules ...
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Non-Xeon Motherboards work with Xeon chips?

Purchased a XEON (LGA1366 XEON) chip and need a Motherboard for it. Can I run a regular LGA1366 motherboard without XEON specs? Will I be hampered in any way?
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Intel Server Board S3420GP fails to boot with video connected

All, Building a new system using an Intel Server Board S3420GP motherboard and an Intel Xeon X3440 processor. Before installing this motherboard into the chassis we want to test that it will actually ...
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Which model six-core Xeon processor does the new highest-end Mac Pro have?

Apple announced a new Mac Pro with up to 12 cores, and I'm having trouble finding the exact specifications of the six-core Xeon processor inside it. I'm in charge of sourcing a few of these computers ...
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Looking for gadget (or anything else) to find true CPU speed in Win 7

I am looking for a gadget preferably, or any program, to tell me my true CPU speed in Win 7. I have a Xeon 3426. I am running the Intel Turbo Boost monitor gadget, but it's only going down to 1.87 ...
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How to get true frequencies of Xeon cores in Ubuntu?

Does anyone know of a good way to find out what the actual frequencies are of the cores in my Xeon? I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I'd like to see if Turbo Boost is working properly, and it's also just ...
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What is the difference between an Intel i7 and a Xeon quad core processor?

I know the Xeon processors have been around for a long time and are mostly used in servers, but I am curious, why do people not use the Xeons in a high performance desktop? As far as I know about ...
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Xeon X3220 dual-core 2.4 GHz - which march setting for GCC?

Should I use -march=nocona or -march=core2 when compiling binaries for this processor with gcc 4.3? vendor_id : GenuineIntel cpu family : 6 model : 15 model name : Intel(R) ...
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Can I reuse the parts in my dual quad server and make a usable workstation? [closed]

I have a Supermicro "workstation", which is really a server branded as a workstation with two Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5335 Clovertown processors, 16 GB RAM, and a RAID 1 and RAID 5 array. I use this to ...
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Intel CPU: Core 2 Duo vs. Xeon Dual Core. Which is faster?

Xeon: Dual Core Intel Xeon W3503 2.40 GHz, 4M L3, 4.8GT/s Intel® Core2 Duo E8400 (6MB, 3.0 GHz, 1333FSB), USES: Virtual PC (and doing software development within Virtual PC) A little bit of video ...
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POWER SUPPLY for LGA 1366 sockets

I have just bought this motherboard: a TYAN S7002 (S7002G2NR-LE). It's based on two LGA 1366 sockets for Intel Xeon 5500 series. I am having a problem with it though. Apparently, the power supply I ...
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How do I identify my CPU model?

I have a Intel Xeon CPU at 3.06GHz with 512KB cache size. I was wondering if the on-chip cache for the machine is L1 or L2. Is there a way of knowing that through a Unix command?