April 14, 2009, 1:52 pm
On Monday March 30, Intel announced the availability of their much anticipated new line of processors, the Intel¬Æ Xeon¬Æ Processor 5500 series‚Äìnicknamed Nehalem.
Red Hat, a long-time partner of the market-leading chip maker , collaborated on the chip‚Äôs debut, testing and optimizing the recently released Red Hat¬Æ Enterprise Linux¬Æ 5.3 on the new processor.
Changes include a new processor architecture, platform architecture, memory subsystem, I/O subsystem, and options (including SSD and 10GbE).
So what‚Äôs the big deal? Why all the fuss? Here‚Äôs just a few of the improvements wrought by the combination of Intel‚Äôs processing power and Red Hat advancements in performance and efficiency…