Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.
Intel has unveiled eight new Xeon 7100 series "Tulsa" processors. The Xeon 7100 series is based on the NetBurst architecture, support LGA-771 socket, and use a 65nm manufacturing process. The transistor count on these processors are more than 1.3 billion, and up to 16MB of shared cache. These processors range from the Xeon 7110N (2.50GHz; 4MB; 667MHz) at $856.00 USD to the Xeon 7140M (3.40GHz; 16MB; 800MHz) at $1,980.00 USD.