This newest large scale design, codenamed Nehalem EX, will increase compute horsepower, address huge RAM memory allocations, and include all sorts of advanced RAS features for high performance computing in the mission critical space. Yet amidst all of this hoopla, we might forget that data center managers are still grappling with the fact that they are running out of power and cooling capacity. The need to balance performance with power consumption continues to be a balancing act in data centers across the globe.
Luckily, Node Manager and Data Center Manager continue to be supported with this latest Intel processor and you are still able to set very sophisticated policies to control power use within a system, rack, row, or even the entire datacenter. The main focus of this technology continues to be allowing higher densities based on capping power usage within the rack.
Neat stuff. And expect even more neat stuff over the next few weeks and months.