Socket 771 will be Intel’s new server platform, replacing the Xeon processors that today use Socket 603/604. The new socket has both when it comes to name and construction a lot in common with the desktop platform; Socket 775. Both sockets use LGA technology, Land Grid Array, that means that the pins is on the socket instead of the processor. A technology that results in less damaged processors during installaion. Also AMD is expected to use an LGA based socket when it will launch Socket 1207 for its future Opteron processors. 

Source: DailyTech


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