The 2013 Mac Pro has a removable CPU, Other World Computing has discovered in a teardown. By "removable", we mean the CPU can be pulled out of its socket by anyone. It can be easily replaced with a new one at some later point.
Benchmarks for the 2013 model Mac Pro surfaced back in June. At the time there was some mixed opinions in terms of those results. The Geekbench test had returned a score of 23,901 and while that was roughly 2,000 points above the previous Mac Pro flagship -- some were expecting much higher numbers based on claims by Apple.
With the release of HP's next-generation workstations in the HP Z230 Tower and SFF, the company brings a combination of compact bodies and energy efficient constructs to keep them current in today's business environment. The HP Z230 comes in two main configurations, both of them with a set of possible configurations therein. Both units are being pushed at the same time as a series of Z Displays that'll compliment their next-generation abilities.
Apple's new Mac Pro 2013 may not be on sale yet, but that hasn't stopped the compact new workstation from cropping up in benchmarks and, in the process, giving us a hint of its Xeon E5-powered performance. A listing supposedly for the new Mac Pro - which Apple gave us a sneak peak of at WWDC earlier this month - has shown up at Geekbench, complete with a mighty impressive score.
Intel has launched its new brand for "Many Integrated Core Architecture" chips, Intel Xeon Phi, with the coprocessors headed to workstations, data centers and even supercomputers. The MIC chips, which are expected to go on sale by the end of the year and were developed under the "Knights Corner" codename, will build on Intel's existing Xeon E5-2600/4600 chip range but be designed to support highly-parallel processing.
The Xeon E5 launch earlier this year from chipmaker Intel could be possibly matched by a plethora of Ivy Bridge-based models soon to be released after, based on a tentative processor roadmap. After releasing 18 E5 chips based on the current Sandy Bridge architecture, Intel may be slated to have 11 Xeons arrive in the spring based on the new 2012 design, claimed Digitimes. Billed as Ivy Bridge-H2, these would include "Xeon E3 chips like the E3-1290v2 in bulk costs of $189 to $884, as well as E5s from $192 to $1,440, one of which would be the E5-2470", according to Electronista.
Intel is expected to launch two new Xeon E5 subfamilies of processors in early 2012 with the E5-1600 and the E5-2600, the latter of which already has its specs and pricing leaked. CPU-World published a list showing the details on every E5-2600 model, revealing what specs we might expect to find with upcoming systems, such as Apple's early 2012 Mac Pros.
Intel has been flaunting what the company reckons is "the world's smallest cloud data center" though we can't help but think they'd come in for major trouble trying to get it through an airport as carry-on luggage. The proof-of-concept is part of the company's cloud strategy push [pdf link], based on Intel Xeon processors.
Intel today announced a new family of Xeon E7 10-core dual-threaded processors. The Xeon E7 is intended for both servers as well as very high performance computers and is Intel's first chip to surpass eight cores.
If ARM and AMD thought they could sneak up on Intel and snatch the burgeoning micro-server market out from under the chip giant, they'll be sorely disappointed. Intel has detailed its roadmap [pdf link] for low-power processors, with two new sub-45W TDP Xeon chips already in production and the promise an even more frugal Sandy Bridge based CPU later this year and a new Atom for servers in 2012.