Intel launches new server processors
Dubai, April 19, 2010
Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, has unveiled two new families of server processors, the Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series and the Intel Xeon 7500 processor series in the UAE market.
The Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series, combines unprecedented security, performance and energy efficiency, a statement said.
The new processors deliver two new security features -- Intel advanced encryption standard new instructions (Intel AES-NI), and Intel trusted execution technology (Intel TXT) -- that enable faster encryption and decryption performance for more secure transactions and virtualized environments, providing data centers with a stronger foundation for cloud security.
These are also the first server and workstation chips based on the groundbreaking, new Intel 32nm logic technology, which uses Intel's second-generation high-k metal gate transistors to increase speed and decrease energy consumption.
The Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series supports up to six cores per processor and delivers up to 60 per cent greater performance than the 45nm Intel Xeon processor 5500 series.
In addition, data centers can replace 15 single-core servers with a single new one, and achieve a return on their investment in as little as five months, according to the statement.
Data centers will also benefit from the power efficiency of the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. A two-socket server using the new low-voltage Intel Xeon processor L5640 can deliver the same performance as a server using the previous generation's champion; the Intel Xeon processors X5570 series, but with up to 30 percent lower platform power.
"The Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series will be the backbone of mainstream computing environments," said Ramzi Abdulbaki, regional market development manager for GCC, Intel.
"New security capabilities will boost the confidence of IT managers. Improvements in performance, server virtualization and power consumption will foster productivity and efficiency for a broad range of applications ranging from data transactions to workstations performing medical imaging and digital prototyping."
Intel also launched the Intel Xeon 7500 processor series. Expandable to include from two to 256 chips per server, the new Intel Xeon processors have an average performance three times that of Intel's existing Xeon 7400 series on common, leading enterprise benchmarks, and come equipped with more than 20 new reliability features.
The combined scalable performance, advanced reliability and total cost of ownership advantages of the Xeon 7500 series will further accelerate the shift from proprietary systems to industry-standard Intel processor-based servers.
These new capabilities enable IT managers to consolidate up to 20 older single-core, 4-chip servers onto a single server using Intel Xeon 7500 series processors while maintaining the same level of performance.
In doing so, they could also see up to a 92 per cent estimated reduction in energy costs and a return on their investment estimated within 1 year due to reductions in power, cooling and licensing costs, the statement said.
"The Xeon 7500 brings mission critical capabilities to the mainstream by delivering the most significant leap in performance, scalability and reliability ever seen from Intel," said Abdulbaki.
"This combination will help users push to new levels of productivity, and accelerate the industry's migration away from proprietary architectures. We are democratizing high-end computing,” he added.
In less than 90 days, Intel has introduced all-new 2010 PC, laptop and server processors that increase energy efficiency and computing speed and include a multitude of new features that make computers more intelligent, flexible and reliable, the statement added. – TradeArabia News Service