Yeee-haaa! Gigahost now offers you an even better and faster performance than before. We have just updated most of our hardware to stable and super fast servers. This means that now all our web servers have become much more efficient than they were before – without you having to pay extra!
If you for example make use of CMS as well as WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal, you will experience that now your pages are even faster for your visitors and much easier for you to develop and work with.
Intel Xeon E3
The improvement is due to our transition to Intel’s 32 nm chip technology which is good for both the speed and the power consumption.
The very small transistors in Intel’s Xeon E3 processors are manufactured lithographically by the use of extremely short waved ultraviolet light. The lithographic process is about using light to draw patterns in a material through a “mask” with very fine details. Hereafter, this pattern forms the foundation of a chemical conversion (typically by means of corrosion) to a functional structure of metals and semiconductors which makes up the transistors in processors. The finest patterns one can draw are determined by for instance the wave length of the light (like the finest cut you can make in a cake is determined by the edge of the knife), which for visible light ranges between 380 and 740 nanometre, but for extremely short waved ultraviolet light it goes all the way down to under 20 nanometres.
Intel has recently launched a chip series based on the same technology with lithographic details of about 22 nanometers which will open a passage for a new family of processors. On the picture, you see a scanning electron microscope (SEM) of a small section of uncovered N- and P-type metal-oxide-semiconductor (NMOS-/PMOS-) structures on the surface of one of these new processors.
Both the gate and the fins are visible and the holes which the arrow is pointing at (which in the assembled chip becomes sources and drains) are filled up with a alloy of silicon and germanium (SiGe). This material is much used as it can support ultra high frequencies (over 100GHz) and furthermore is compatible with complementary metal-oxide-semiconductors (CMOS) technologies for construction of integrated circuits. We are watching them closely, but for now we are only utilizing their well tested 32 nm.
If you have questions about lithographical processors, you are always welcome to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.