The scoop over at 2cpu.com is spewing that Supermicro*, a world-reknowned server motherboard OEM, is going to release not 1, not 2, not 5, heck not even 10 for that matter, but a whooping 30 server motherboards for Woodcrest. Now if that isn't a sign of how great this processor performs and how varied the applications will be, I don't know what is. It should signal that OEMs are really showing interest and capitalizing on Chipzilla's new uA, and indeed, they have reasons to be expecting that. As early leaked benchmark shows, Woodcrest is really doing well in the performance/watt arena.
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 26, 2006 — Supermicro Computer, Inc., a leader in high-quality servers, chassis and serverboards, today announced the immediate availability of more than thirty X7 server platforms based on Intel’s newest Dual-Core Xeon 5100 series processors (codenamed Woodcrest). System-level breakthroughs in design, energy efficiency and thermal reliability now enable greater versatility and a correspondingly lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than previous Xeon generations.