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Intel Partners Face Shortage Of Broadwell Xeon Processors

System builders and other Intel Partners are discovering that Broadwell Xeon server CPU processors are in extremely short supply. Low- to mid-range Xeons, scaling from Intel’s E5-2609V4 models to the E5-2650V4 models, are particularly impacted.

Distributors currently have no stocks of the processors and partners say they have been told they don’t expect to have any until the end of March or even until April, a custom system builder told CRN.

Word is that Intel believed system manufacturers would have moved on from Broadwell to the Scalable Processor series by now and did not anticipate that demand for the older chips would remain so high.



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