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Which CPU is best for Mission Critical Applications?
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Which CPU is best for Mission Critical Applications?

July 14, 2021 - We get this question on a regular basis, but the answer can be unclear sometimes: "it depends". Let’s dig deeper to understand why this is the case. 

What is a Xeon CPU? 

Intel’s Xeon CPUs, are aimed primarily at business workstations and servers. The main difference with standard PCs is that Xeon offers more cores. Xeon’s clock speeds may not be as fast as i7 and i9, which makes them better for the average PC user, but single processor speed is not enough for mission critical applications.  

Another important consideration is that Xeon processors are power-hungry and get hotter much easier. 

Xeon CPUs are more expensive but there is a good reason for it: they have more business-critical features such as error-correcting code (ECC) memory to prevent data corruption and system crashes. While these are justified for mission-critical applications, they are not worthwhile for home PCs. 

All these security features, however, are extremely important for applications that must run on a 24/7/365 basis such as command and control: emergency operation centers, security operation centers and others. The added features reflect in the price like everything else built for mission critical applications. 

What is the verdict? 

The answer will depend on the application! For home users, it may not make sense to spend the extra money on a Xeon multi-core CPU. On the other hand, Xeon’s multiple core architecture, clock speeds and 24/7/365 uptime, makes it better for mission critical applications. 

Who should buy Xeon based systems? 

Intel’s target market for Xeon processors is mainly for mission critical workstations and servers. Video wall processors clearly fall into this mission critical market. 

For almost 40 years, Jupiter offers a full range of solutions for security applications using the most advanced video wall technologies available. With its advanced display wall processors, Jupiter can arm customers with the knowledge they need to act quickly and effectively to guarantee smooth and secured transactions.

by Daniel LeCour