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News Intel plans Skylake-based mobile Xeon family

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 10 Aug 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    "Mobile workstations" don't have a battery, they have a UPS ;-)
     
  3. ZeDestructor

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    That is indeed the correct way to treat them.
     
  4. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    This seems weird to me. When I think xeons, I think continuous up time and continuous hammering of cores. The up time then making ECC RAM a bit more of a requirement. Probably most importantly they run in mission critical servers.

    None of this is what I think of when I think of mobile work stations, sure you may hammer a mobile workstation on ram, disk and cores and even GPU, but the up time and mission critical nature doesn't seem to fit in with laptops.

    It has a whiff of profiteering by selling xeons to people who are unlikely to actually need one.
     
  5. saspro

    saspro IT monkey

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    It's all to do with the design of the pre-fetchers.
    Xeons are designed for certain workloads (predictable data) so they're more efficient when handling tasks you'd use a workstation for.
     
  6. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Could be worse, someone might be selling mobile servers with 12-core Xeon E5-2697v2. Oh wait, nevermind :
    http://www.eurocom.com/ec/configure(1,234,0)ec

    :lol:
     

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