Broadwell-E CPU Benchmarks

Broadwell-E has been released a few weeks ago to consumers, and we have had our hands on some samples previous to that. We would like to share some of the relevant specifications of the BW-E family and detail some of the early results we have seen with them. CPUi7-6950Xi7-6900Ki7-6850Ki7-6800KCores/Threads10/208/166/126/12Core Clock3.00GHz3.20GHz3.60GHz3.4GHzL3 Cache25MB20MB15MB15MB During our testing here at ICC we […]

Water-Cooled Server Solutions

According to market analysis agency The 451 Group, there’s an increasing need for water-cooled systems in the data center. At ICC, we’ve seen the benefits of switching from noisy, inefficient air conditioning to streamlined, virtually silent water-cooled options — these include everything from heat recycling opportunities to more control over rack configurations to lower total […]

Back To Basics: What Is Virtualization?

You’ve heard the term “virtualization.” You’ve heard that it can save you money, improve performance and let seemingly incompatible systems work together. But for many companies, the transition from theoretical benefits to in-house application isn’t always so simple. Part of the problem is confusion — what exactly is virtualization, and how does it work? Let’s […]

Intel’s Haswell Xeon E5-2600 V3: The New Server Solution?

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At the end of August 2014, Intel took the wraps off its Haswell-E line of CPUs, a significant upgrade over last year’s Haswell thanks to a focus on sheer throughput and performance. Now, the chipmaker is rolling out the Xeon E5-2600 V3: here’s why you should take a look at this new CPU. The Workhorse, RevisitedIntel’s […]

How the Cloud is Changing Productivity

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How do Microsoft Office Online, Apple iWork for iCloud, and Google Drive compare? Are web apps the future? Learn more about how the cloud is shaping our productivity

Supercomputers, Raspberry Pis, and Building a New Universe!

Mira Supercomputer

This week has seen a couple very interesting stories in high performance computing. We shared both of them over our Facebook and Twitter channels. The first was cast as quite possibly the cheapest supercomputer you could build… and it used Raspberry Pis and legos! Ever dreamt of owning a supercomputer but didn’t have millions of […]

Brittany Wenger Wins Google Science Fair for Programming

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17-year old wins Google Science Fair for Programming

Context aware computing

Never drunk dial again. That is the promise from Intel CTO, Justin Rattner, as he discussed context aware computing and the next generation of personal devices, at the annual Intel Develop Forum in San Francisco. Combining GPS technology with data from microphones, cameras, heart monitors and brain scans, new apps could track and document your every […]

Extending Moore’s Law

According to Science News, researchers at Rice University have created the first two-terminal, pure silicon memory chips, easily adaptable to nanoelectric manufacturing. Researchers discovered that silicon oxide could replace carbon in the process. When an electric charge is sent through silicon oxide-an insulator-between semiconducting sheets of polycrystalline silicon, it forms a conductive pathway as small […]

Will China’s CPUs soon overtake Intel and AMD?

Like the antiquated American cars still driving on Cuban roads, China’s economy still runs on Five-Year Plans. With China’s growing wealth, the last few Five-Year Plans have been able to fund projects from the Chinese space program to developing green energy. The latest Five-Year Plan is named China Next Generation Internet (CNGI). China is seeking […]