Hivelocity, a provider of dedicated servers and private cloud to customers in over 130 countries, has launched a new server line this week that includes Intel’s brand new processor family, codenamed Broadwell. It is Intel’s first Xeon based system-on-chip (SoC) and should quickly become a staple in the dedicated server market, according to Hivelocity.
The Intel Broadwell Xeon D-1540 includes 8 physical cores, 16 threads and the ability to take 128GB of DDR4 RAM.
“The Xeon D is a SoC with the CPU permanently affixed to the motherboard, it is absolutely perfect for our 7-minute server line,” said Hivelocity’s Sales Manager, Drew Adams. “Having the processor soldered to the board is one less step we have with deployment. We have pallets of these systems shipping to us pre-built and ready to ping. The money we save on assembly and power consumption gets passed right over to customers.”
Hivelocity is packaging the Intel Xeon D-1540 in 2 dedicated server offerings currently. The first is fully customizable with up to 128GB RAM and as many hard drive combinations one can come up with. The second is for the 7-minute server line, which are prebuilt systems that deploy in about 7 minutes, includes 32GB RAM, a 480GB SSD coupled with a 1TB SATA meant for backups and 500Mbps of bandwidth on a 1Gbps port.