The AT8050 is a single-socket processor blade and, as opposed to a dual socket approach, the advantages are that clients can still make use of the one available AdvancedMC slot for further feature extensions. They can maximize the amount of available memory from 24GB DDR3 Registered ECC VLP SDRAM, up to 48GB DDR3; and, most importantly, clients can swap out their existing node blades with the AT8050 without having to upgrade their chassis platforms, which they would have to do to be able to cool several dual-socket-designed quad-core node blades.
Bottom Line: The Kontron AT8050 provides the most performance and functionality without making sacrifices to power consumption.
Achieve greater performance and energy efficiency with Intel Xeon 5600 or 5500 Series
The Intel Xeon processor 5600/5500 series brings together a number of innovative technologies to deliver a more intelligent level of performance. Three new features include:
>> Intel® Turbo Boost Technology increases performance by increasing processor frequency, enabling faster speeds as conditions allow.
>>Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT) lets today’s well-threaded applications make the most of every clock cycle.
>> Intel® QuickPath Technology and an integrated memory controller speed traffic between processors and I/O controllers for bandwidth-intensive applications, to deliver as much as 25.6 GB/s, up to 3.5x the bandwidth of previous-generation processors.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology adjusts performance levels depending on when and where it’s needed. It does so by adapting the processor frequency to the demands of the application and allows specific cores within each processor to run above the rated frequency.
Various telecom applications lend themselves to parallel, multithreaded execution. Intel Hyper-Threading Technology enables simultaneous multi-threading within each processor core, up to two threads per core or eight threads on a quad-core processor, or 12 threads on a six-core processor. Hyper threading reduces computational latency, and makes optimal use of every clock cycle.
The associated Intel® 5520 chipset, which supports up to 36 lanes of PCI Express* 2.0 and directly assignable I/O for virtualization (VT-d), offers significant new enhancements to accelerate I/O traffic and lower CPU utilization in both native and virtualized environments.