2 Replies Latest reply on May 20, 2011 10:30 AM by MPECSInc

    dual socket server boards for xeon E3-1200 family processors

    pavan801

      hi, i want to build highend server with  xeon E3-1200 family processor. please help me is there any chance to get dual socket mother board for this type of processors

        • 1. Re: dual socket server boards for xeon E3-1200 family processors
          edwardzh

          None - the first number "1" in "1200" means the maximum number of CPUs in a node is one. So there will be no dual socket board for Xeon E3-1200 series.

          • 2. Re: dual socket server boards for xeon E3-1200 family processors
            MPECSInc

            Hello,

             

            Any dual socket version will be Intel Xeon Processor 5500 or 5600 capable. The Intel Xeon Processor 3400 E3-1200 series is a single socket solution only.

             

            The new E3-1200 series pedestal only supports 4 drives, so we will be using it strictly in small deploys for SBS 2011 (up to 10 seats or so). In our experience to two limiting factors in any server configuration is I/O and RAM.

             

            The new Intel Server System R1304BTL series 1U 1P will make a good foundation for a physical OS install as well.

             

            For any virtualization tasks we are waiting for a higher end pedestal chassis that will support more than four drives and the same on the 1U platform. We are waiting for a replacement for the Intel Server System SR1695GPRX2AC which is an awesome virtualization platform.

             

            Philip

             

            Message was edited by: Philip Elder: Meant to say E3-1200 series not 3400 series.