Intel pre-launched its Sandy Bridge Xeon E3-1200 series of processors on Tuesday, letting the world know that it intends to dominate the new micro server market being created by SeaMicro, Dell, Tyan, Calxeda, and others. SeaMicro is making a lot of noise about its Atom-based SM10000 machines, which cram 512 cores into a 10U …
No, No, No, No, NO!
***"Intel opens kimono on Sandy Bridge Xeon E3"***
I *hate* that expression (kimono opening). It is the worst kind of middle management buzzword bollocks and anyone who uses it should suffer a horrible and painful fate.
Hyperthreading is a gimmick
CPU's are hampered by I/O Hyperthreading doesn't really buy you anything. It seems to be great for selling chips, though.