The single-socket server space has been a niche part of the server space, just as machines with more than four sockets has never been a particularly high volume part of the market. The advent of multicore processors and faster system and memory buses have made single-socket servers more appealing to a certain class of customers …
Indeed. And why would I indulge at stuff a stiff premium when quad socket boards for quad core processors are now reaching an interesting price point?
Nehalem carries too stiff a premium at the moment and does not represent any compelling reason to move frrom current Xeon/Opteron boxes.
Mines the one with the ARM based jobby in yhe back pocket.