Super Micro, the motherboard and whitebox server maker that is soon going to break through $1bn in sales, wants a bigger piece of the high-end server action. That's why the company has bent some metal into a dense eight-way server design based on Intel's forthcoming Westmere-EX Xeon processors. Intel has not said when it will …
Might actually work properly
Being a decent height 5U chassis there is a decent chance that the cooling design works properly and more power goes to the processors than the fans (unlike your 1U "high density" noise machines)
No glue chip
Without a glue chip the performance of eight sockets will be horrible. Right now only IBM and HP have glue chips to make up for the lack of QPI links to make an 8 socket system viable.
I'd rather have an Open platform
I'd rather have an Open platform than pay only Bod knows how much more.
May I be the first to ask...
Can it run Crysis?
Mine's the one with the keys to lock my LanBoy in the pocket