have a big question, one i think that may have played on many minds. It sure is on mine and its left me wondering in which direction to go what investment to buy etc.
Its fair to say that the market of the core i9 has bled over into the Xeon market not surprising as people want more and more power grrr power yes power lol.
Only joking. What my problem is is that all the advertising efforts and product data that Intel have released seems to revolve one around windows, two around graphics, three around virtual machine servers.
There is very little data concerning my line of work, performance data regarding HPC for linux environments, compile times, linux graphics workstation performance, Reliability and development data for person like me who spends my life in low level hex assembly and C code.
Presently Large code compiles in linux can take hours, not days luckily. Compiling while at the same time as working on further more code, working with graphics front end, playing music(which never seems to be a problem), playing a video flash or other content never the less seems to be a major concern of mine with these processors.
My current dual xeon platform when compiling using the multi-thread power of each processor still takes hours but slows down and bogs the graphics performance(some fault maybe ATI's mind you). It also bogs down video decoding/encoding generally every form of computer task. With Intel new hardware what which processors can actively manage and handle high end multitasking situations like this not the above is just a few examples so many other things may be happening aswel.
It would seem to me Intel have designed processors to manage these tasks well in there new line of chips but when graphics design is not your main task, when virtual OS not of much interested apart from testing a kernel or code etc, when games are not even in the equation what would make my best solution from intel.
7500 is on the nahalem ex arch now which seems interesting in my solution, the 6500 that has recently popped up looks good. I can assign half the threads to compile while using the rest for other work from what i can gather. Knowing my luck i will buy it and half the threads or not it will still bog it down somehow lol.
Any help is appreciated even if you can point me in the right direction to research and make sure I can get the hardware that solves my problem.
I seriously beleive Intel has the solution just need to digg it out somehow.