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 is today launching the Xeon 5300 series (codename: Clovertown). These are some beautiful processors that can certainly boast a competitive edge in the server/workstation environment. We have already had our hands on these processors for a while and our performance preview can be found here. We had compared the Intel E5320 up against the Intel Woodcrest 5150 and Intel Dempsey 5060. You can join in on the discussion over at the Phoronix Forums. Intel will be having some web-casts and other information on these quad-core server processors going on from November 14 to 17 -- see here.