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New Intel Xeon Processors Increase Performance by 80 Percent

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Intel’s new Xeon processor E5-2600 processors are designed to handle the increased data traffic in the cloud.
The growth in cloud computing and connected devices is transforming the way businesses benefit from IT products and services, said Diane Bryant, Intel vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group. For businesses to capitalize on these innovations, the industry must address unprecedented demand for efficient, secure and high-performing datacenter infrastructure.  The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family is designed to address these challenges by offering unparalleled, balanced performance across compute, storage and network, while reducing operating costs.  

Supporting up to eight cores per processor and up to 768GB of system memory, the E5-2600 product family increases performance by up to 80 percent compared to the previous-generation 5600 series. The family also supports Intel Advanced Vector Extension (Intel AVX) that increases the performance on compute-intensive applications such as financial analysis, media content creation and high performance computing up to 2 times.

The processors have improved energy efficiency performance by more than 50 percent compared to the 5600 processors, and offer support for power monitoring tools like the Intel Node Manager and Data Center Manager.
Intel DDIO allows Intel Ethernet controllers and adapters to route I/O traffic directly to processor cache, reducing trips to system memory reducing power consumption and I/O latency. The processors also integrate the I/O controller supporting PCI Express 3.0 directly into the microprocessor, reducing latency up to 30 percent1 compared to prior generations.

Super Micro Computer announced new server platforms that support the E5-2600/1600 processors. Debuting alongside the servers are free-air cooled systems designed to withstand 47 degree C operating temperature environments that make it easier to achieve a better PUE (e.g., 1.05). In addition, Super Micro has created a new platform architecture dubbed FatTwin , an evolution of Super Micro s Twin architecture, offering enhanced system cooling, power savings, lower TCO and flexibility to support any application or upgrade path.

With the launch of our extensive lineup of new generation server solutions optimized for Intel s new Xeon processors, computing and cooling power savings and greater storage capacity, Super Micro is delivering a superior computing platform for data center, enterprise, cloud and high performance computing, said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Super Micro.

For more information, visit Intel and Super Micro Computer.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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