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HP, Intel rethink processor upgrades in servers

Agam Shah | Feb. 15, 2012
Hewlett-Packard and Intel are rethinking processor upgrades in servers, coming up with a new chip-slotting technique that could reduce the chance of errors, and ultimately prevent system failure.

McCarron was surprised Smart Socket was introduced in servers, where upgrades are done by technology professionals. He said the technology would appeal more to PC users, where more errors could take place when manually upgrading processors.

HP may also be using Smart Socket to make field upgrades easy and also as a way to promote frequent server upgrades, McCarron said.


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