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15-Core Intel Ivytown CPU To Target High-End Servers

Intel will release a 15-Core server chip code-named Ivytown that will target at high-end servers market. The processor will be based on Intels Haswell Predecessor, the Ivybridge, and will be called the Xeon E7 Ivytown. Intel confirmed that it will release a 15-core server chip code-named Ivytown, which will be based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. Intel’s high-end server CPUs at the moment are the 12-Cores Xeon E5 v2 chips.

As said previously, The 15-core chip is destined for high-end servers, and it will most likely go into four to eight-socket servers, which typically handle high-end computing for databases and enterprise resource planning systems. Adding CPU cores is a power-efficient way to increase processing power. Chip makers started adding cores as an alternative to cranking up the clock speed of
, which caused chips to draw more power.

Intel’s Ivytown brings the company close to AMD, which has managed a 16-Cores spec into its latest Opteron 6300 chips. AMD shipped its first 16-core Opteron chips code-named Interlagos in 2011 and has not added cores to chips since. AMD next year plans to release new x86 server chips that will also have up to 16 cores.

Intel’s Ivytown is already being manufactured using the 22nm technology and it will be part of a Xeon E7-v2 server chip line, which is code-named Ivy Bridge-EX. Dual-Core chips dominate laptops, while desktops are largely at Quad-Core. But faster processors are needed in servers handling tasks ranging from basic cloud transactions to supercomputing, which is why more cores are being added to chips. The 15-core chip will provide incremental performance benefits to the 12-core Intel chip.

There is no official announcements on a release date for the Ivytown CPU, nor a glance at what the price tag might be on this 15-Cored monster. We will just have to wait and see what next year will bring forth.

Thank you Guru3D for providing us with this information

Gabriel Roşu

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