The Intel® Xeon® E7-8800 v2 processors are the next generation of 64-bit, multi-core enterprise processors built on 22-nanometer process technology. Based on the low-power/high performance Intel® Xeon® E7-8800 v2 processor microarchitecture, the processor is designed for a three-chip platform as opposed to the previous four-chip platform. The three-chip platform consists of a processor, memory buffer, and the Platform Controller Hub (PCH) and enables higher performance, easier validation, and improved x-y footprint. The Intel® Xeon® E7-8800 v2 processor is designed for enterprise workloads and maximum memory expendability.
The Intel® Xeon® E7-8800 v2 processor supports scalable server and HPC platforms of two or more processors, including “glueless” 8-way platforms. These processors feature per socket, four Intel® Scalable Memory Interconnect (Intel® SMI) Gen 2 memory links with speeds up to 2.67 GT/s, three Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (Intel® QPI) point-to-point links capable of up to 8.0 GT/s, up to 32 lanes of PCI Express 3.0 links capable of 8.0 GT/s, and 4 lanes of DMI2/PCI Express 2.0 interface with a peak transfer rate of 5.0 GT/s. The processor supports up to 46 bits of physical address space and 48-bit of virtual address space. Included in this family of processors is integrated I/O (IIO) (such as PCI Express and DMI2) on a single silicon die. This single die solution is known as a monolithic processor.