Intel® Xeon® Processor 7500 Series (codenamed Nehalem-EX)

The new Intel® Xeon® Processor 7500 Series (codenamed Nehalem-EX) is truly a leap forward for Intel server technology and forms the foundation for high-end clusters and supercomputers for years to come. Capable of scaling up to 256 processors and supporting 16 terabytes of memory, it will be used in high-performance “super nodes” running bandwidth-demanding applications like financial analysis, numerical weather predictions and genome sequencing. In short, this Intel platform rocks. The diagram below shows the new architecture, which is explained in our free whitepaper…

Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series

Complex server designs based on Intel’s latest chips like Nehalem-EX require a paradigm shift in test and validation technology. Extremely high density combined with super-fast I/O buses like QPI, PCIe, SMI and DDR3 reduce the effectiveness of older probe-based test technologies. New software-based solutions like ASSET’s ScanWorks harness the power of embedded instrumentation within Intel’s silicon and replace the test coverage that intrusive test technologies have lost.

If you’re interested in reading a free technical whitepaper on "Non-intrusive Board Test Strategies for the Intel® Xeon® Processor 7500 Series" authored by yours truly, click here.

Alan Sguigna

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