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Intel announces hardware lineup for 2012

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Intel has disclosed plans to release a comprehensive family of new server boards and systems built on the future generation Intel Xeon Processor E5, codenamed Sandy Bridge-EP.

The announcement was made at the SC'11 supercomputing conference in Seattle, at which eight motherboards and three new chassis system were discussed. Intel says it will provide specific details of the server board products closer to product launch in the first half of 2012. According to Intel, the products will offer a diverse lineup of server boards and system solutions targeting a wide range of applications, from small businesses to complex compute intensive tasks. An overview, with Intel's descriptions, of the 2012 hardware lineup is as follows: Jefferson Pass: A half width, high performance 2 socket motherboard for HPC and high density environments. Washington Pass: A density and performance optimised 2 socket half width motherboard with a large memory footprint. Copper Pass: A full width 2 socket board supporting maximum I/0 and expandability. Canoe Pass: A mainstream full width 2 socket board for a broad range of computing applications. Iron Pass: A high end board designed to support maximum I/O capability in a full width, 2 socket design. Grizzly Pass: (16 DIMM and 24 DIMM) A premium computing board supporting massive I/O and memory capacity. Intel Server System H2000 Family: Flexible, high density chassis designed for high performance computing installations. Crown Pass: An Expert Workstation supporting the fastest cpu and I/O technologies. Intel Server System Family (codenamed Bobcat Peak: Flexible, high density chassis designed for high performance computing installations. Intel Server System P4000 Family (codenamed Union Peak): A pedestal chassis with a new look and feel in a highly configurable 4U form factor. Intel Server System R2000 Family (codenamed Bighorn peak): A flexible, configurable, high density Chassis for Enterprise deployments. Intel plans to bring additional products to market in 2012 to support the future Intel Xeon Processor E5.