Intel Corporation is all set to offer 22 cores Xeon E5-2600 processor chips to the computing world. Since, the chips have large number of cores they are being targeted at companies offering cloud and mobile services to allow streaming of more movies or applications from each individual server.
The Santa Clara based company is offering the new chips based on its renowned Broadwell architecture, which will work great in workstations. When these 22 core Xeon E5 processor is paired with a high end graphical processor, workstation users will be able to develop virtual reality applications and edit 4K videos. Those workstations will likely use the quad and six core variants of the new chips.
Each core in Intel Xeon E5-2600 processor are capable of running 5% faster than those based on the prior, Haswell Architecture.
Dell tested the new chips on standard SAP benchmarks for the Linux OS and found the new chips were 28 percent faster than their Haswell equivalents. However, experts view that cooling could be an issue for chips that have so many cores.
Intel 22 core Xeon E5-2699 v4 will have a frequency of 2.2 GHz and will draw about 145 watts of power. It has 55MB of cache, up from 44MB of cache in its fastest predecessor.
Intel 22 core chips are priced at $4,115 and will be available shortly.