Intel unveils 17 new processors
Cairo, April 1, 2009
Intel has introduced 17 enterprise-class processors led by the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series.
They are Intel’s most revolutionary server processors since addressing the market with the Intel Pentium Pro processor almost 15 years ago.
The new enterprise-class chips, can automatically adjust to specified energy usage levels, and speed data center transactions and customer database queries.
They will also play a key role in scientific discoveries by researchers who use supercomputers as their foundation for research, all whilst delivering great energy efficiency for reduced electricity costs.
The Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, previously codenamed 'Nehalem-EP,' offers several breakthrough technologies that radically improve system speed and versatility.
“The Intel Xeon processor 5500 series is the foundation for the next decade of innovation,” said Khaled Elamrawi, Intel general manager Egypt, Levant and North Africa.
“These chips showcase groundbreaking advances in performance, virtualisation and workload management, which will create opportunities to solve the world’s most complex challenges and push the limits of science and technology.”
The Intel Xeon processor 5500 series also offers automated energy efficiency enhancements, providing users with greater control of their energy expenditures.
Many software vendors are also supporting Intel Xeon processor 5500 series-based platforms, including Citrix, IBM, Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Red Hat, SAP AG, Sun Microsystems and VMware, he added.-TradeArabia News Service