This is a 1U Super Micro server built on the "Cranberry Lake"
platform with the "San Clemente" chipset. It was launched yesterday but
was overshadowed by the "Stoakley"
platform 5400 series chipset and 45nm CPU launch
. What's unique about
this Intel based server is that it doesn't use FBDIMMs so it has the highest
performance/watt metric of any dual-processor x86 server on the market when
using 3 GHz 80W 5400 series "Harpertown" CPUs. The limitation is that it
only has 6 registered DDR2-667 DIMM slots (compared to 16 fully-buffered
DDR2-800 DIMM slots on the 5400 series) and it lacks the PCI-Express generation
2 bus slots which isn't a problem in many applications.
See George Ou's Real World IT blog