Sunday, April 19, 2009

Intel officially introduced a new generation of server processors

The starting lineup includes 17 models, and is headed by its series of Intel Xeon processor 5500 (formerly known as code-named Nehalem-EP). According to the company, this is the most «revolutionary server processors Intel» of the availability of Intel Pentium Pro about 15 years ago.


Features of new products includes high performance and energy efficiency, the ability to regulate energy consumption depending on loading and better support for virtualization.

The full list of models of Intel Xeon 5500 series, designed for dual systems, as follows:

* W5580, 3,20 GHz, 8 MB of cache L3, 4 core, TDP 130 W, the speed of QPI 6,4 GT / s, Memory DDR3-1333, -1066, -800
* X5570, 2,93 GHz, 8 MB of cache L3, 4 core, TDP 95 W, the speed of QPI 6,4 GT / s, Memory DDR3-1333, -1066, -800
* X5560, 2,80 GHz, 4 MB of cache L3, 4 core, TDP 95 W, the speed of QPI 6,4 GT / s, Memory DDR3-1333, -1066, -800
* X5550, 2,93 GHz, 8 MB of cache L3, 4 core, TDP 95 W, the speed of QPI 6,4 GT / s, Memory DDR3-1333, -1066, -800
* E5540, 2,53 GHz, 8 MB of cache L3, 4 core, TDP 80 W, the speed of QPI 5,86 GT / s, Memory DDR3-1066, -800
* E5530, 2,40 GHz, 8 MB of cache L3, 4 core, TDP 80 W, the speed of QPI 5,86 GT / s, Memory DDR3-1066, -800
* L5520, 2,26 GHz, 8 MB of cache L3, 4 core, TDP 60 W, the speed of QPI 5,86 GT / s, Memory DDR3-1066, -800
* E5520, 2,26 GHz, 8 MB of cache L3, 4 core, TDP 80 W, the speed of QPI 5,86 GT / s, Memory DDR3-1066, -800
* L5506, 2,13 GHz, 4 MB of cache L3, 4 core, TDP 60 W, the speed of QPI 4,8 GT / s, Memory DDR3-800
* E5506, 2,13 GHz, 4 MB of cache L3, 4 core, TDP 80 W, the speed of QPI 4,8 GT / s, Memory DDR3-800
* E5504, 2,00 GHz, 4 MB of cache L3, 4 core, TDP 80 W, the speed of QPI 4,8 GT / s, Memory DDR3-800
* E5502, 1,86 GHz, 4 MB of cache L3, 2 core, TDP 80 W, the speed of QPI 4,8 GT / s, Memory DDR3-800

Four younger models do not support Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Intel HT.


New items can be used in areas such as, for example, work with large databases and Supercomputer calculations. The new Intel processor is also linked with the emergence of a new paradigm for the use of computer technology - cloud computing. According to the company, transforming the infrastructure of the Internet, including a huge number of computers will require high-performance processors such as Intel Xeon 5500.

At the same time were presented to the server processor Xeon 3500 series, designed for uniprocessor systems as well as model L5518 (clock speed 2.13 GHz, TDP 60 Watt) and L5508 (2,00 GHz and 38 W), designed for embedded systems, in particular, for network equipment.

Prices based on Intel Xeon 5500 range from $ 188 to $ 1600 (the party of 1000). Intel Xeon 3500 models cost from $ 284 to $ 999 (in the party from 1000).

More meet with new processors can be in our review.

Source: www.intel.com