Increase the memory bandwidth by 12% with a BIOS upgrade
By PierreReynes on Jul 02, 2009
Sun has engineered its Intel Xeon 5500 (Nehalem-EP) based servers to reliably operate at
1333 MT/s with two DDR3-1333 DIMMs populated per channel. The increase in bus
speed results in up to 12% memory bandwidth improvement. This mode can be enabled after a software update download from sun.com.
Full story in John Nerl's blog.