Reply to post: No big deal

Amazon's new EC2 compute instances run on SECRET INTEL CHIPS

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Anonymous Coward

No big deal

The max clock rate for regular/turbo mode are controlled by microcode on the chip which can be rewritten by Intel. The limits exist to avoid exceeding max power and maintain temperature, but if someone is willing to provide it more power and better cooling...

Amazon effectively ordered factory overclocked chips from Intel. You can too, if you're willing to order in quantities of 100K or more at a time :)

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