"Fewer cores means fewer bucks on enterprise software licenses."
Yeah, that's what we were told about CPU sockets, too.
Its all fun and games until you mess with someone's income model. Next up, software licensed on bogomips.
As expected, following the announcement of the Xeon E5 v4 server chips, here comes Intel's Xeon E7-8800 and E7-4800 v4 processors. While the E5 v4 CPUs are specced for scale-out systems, the E7 v4 family – announced today – is aimed at scale-up work: think analytics and in-memory database software that need lots and lots of …
That's always been a bone of contention between the Departments of Defense, Commerce and State. [NSA being part of DoD.] With cloudy everything, who polices VM's? That's the route I'd take were I am running into Dual-Use issues. So the whole CPU issue? Pointless in a Data Center context.
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