Intel looks to improve power saving and speed with their new Xeon server chips

Intel has released its fastest chip ever. The Xeon E-5 2600 v3 is designed to modernise outdated legacy datacentres by providing, more processing cores, and power-saving capabilities per server. The new Intel chipset will be utilised in the latest: Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Lenovo, IBM and Huawei server range. The top of the range chips have up to 18 cores, an increase from 12 cores in the previous model, while HyperThreading will allow for 36 accessible threads in a single CPU socket.

Benefits to organisations include:

  • Greater level of automation for higher-performing cloud deployments
  • Improved data storage ability through faster processors and networking
  • A more cost effective and energy efficient data centre environment

The Xeon E5 processors is suited for use in in servers, workstations, storage and networking infrastructure. To handle the demand for software defined infrastructure (SDI), the processors enable infrastructure to deliver services with the best performance, resilience and reduced cost of ownership. Coupled with telemetry, analytics, and automated actions, the new severs allow improvements to enhance SDI within a computing network.

In addition a new cache monitoring feature allows rebalancing of workloads for faster completion of tasks. This also enables a greater level of performance monitoring. The Xeon E5-2600 v3 increases virtualisation density, allowing support for up to 70 percent, more VMs per server compared to the previous generation, this helps to reduce data center hardware and operational costs.  Combining both record performance, and advanced efficiency features, the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family, has set a new world record for server energy efficiency based on performance per watt.

The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family is available with 26 different parts ranging in price between $213and $2,702. The Intel Xeon processor E5-1600 workstations will be offered with six different parts in prices ranging from $295 to $1,723.

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