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Appeared on: Friday, November 18, 2011
New Server Motherboards For Intel Xeon Processor E5 Coming Next Year

Tuesday night, during an event at the SC ?11 supercomputing conference in Seattle, Intel disclosed plans to release a new family of new server boards and systems built on the future generation Intel Xeon Processor E5 (Codenamed Sandy Bridge-EP).

The disclosure covered eight motherboards and three new chassis systems. The company plans to release these new server boards in the first half of 2012.

Here is an overview of the new hardware lineup (with code names) on the map for 2012:

- Jefferson Pass: A half-width, high performance 2-socket motherboard for HPC and High Density environments.
- Washington Pass: A density and performance optimized 2-socket half-width motherboard with a large memory footprint.
- Copper Pass: A full-width 2-socket board supporting maximum I/0 and expandability
- Canoe Pass: A mainstream full-width 2-socket board for a broad range of computing applications.
- Iron Pass: A high end board designed to support maximum I/O capability in a full-width, 2-socket design.
- Grizzly Pass: (16 DIMM and 24 DIMM) A premium computing board supporting massive I/O and memory capacity.
- Intel Server System H2000 Family: Flexible, high density chassis designed for high performance computing installations.
- Crown Pass: An Expert Workstation supporting the fastest CPU and I/O technologies.
- Intel Server System Family (codenamed Bobcat Peak - Flexible, high density chassis designed for high performance computing installations
- Intel Server System P4000 Family (codenamed Union Peak) - A pedestal chassis with a new look and feel in a highly configurable 4U form factor.
- Intel Server System R2000 Family (codenamed Bighorn peak) - A flexible, configurable, high density Chassis for Enterprise deployments.

Intel also plans to bring additional products to market in 2012 to support the future Intel Xeon Processor E5.


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