Saturday, April 9, 2011

Why More Cores Matter

More cores deliver the kind of performance you need to run multiple virtual machines, handle demanding databases, or tackle high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

Got cores? Then you can also benefit from more memory channels. More channels allow you to bring in large blocks of data for processing and analysis, and allow the processor to access data directly from memory, which is far faster than pulling data from hard drives.
When you combine more cores and more memory channels, you can run applications or workloads more efficiently. In short, you can run more virtual machines (VMs) or more robust VMs, because you can allocate more physical memory to a VM, reducing the need to swap data in and out of memory, and leaving more time for processing instructions.

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