Introduction This document provides specifications and guidelines for the design of an Intel® Xeon® processor E7-2800/4800/8800 v2 product family-compatible thermal and mechanical solution in 2- and 4-socket Intel Xeon processor E7-2800/4800/8800 v2 product family-based platform servers.
Objective It is the ...intent of this document to explain and demonstrate the processor thermal and mechanical solution features and requirements. This document also provides an understanding of the processor thermal characteristics, and discusses guidelines for meeting the thermal requirements imposed on the entire life of the processor. As such, the purpose of this design guide is to describe the reference thermal solution and design parameters required for the processor. The thermal and mechanical solutions described in this document are intended to aid component and system designers in developing and evaluating processor compatible solutions.
The goals of this document are: • To assist board and system thermal mechanical designers. • To assist designers and suppliers of processor heatsinks.