Performance + Reliability + Security = Intel Xeon Processor Formula for Mission-Critical Computing
Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 Family Delivers Record-Breaking Performance, New Security, Reliability and Energy Efficiency Features
- Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family sets a new standard in reliability, availability, security and performance to help IT managers address data-intensive workloads.
- Two new security features help ensure the highest levels of data integrity and system uptime.
- Supports up to 10 cores, delivers up to 40 percent greater performance1 than the previous- generation processor, and improved energy efficiency with a new feature that dynamically adjusts power consumption based on workload.
- Builds on Intel's commitment to democratize mission-critical computing by accelerating the migration away from proprietary computing environments.
The record-setting Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800/4800/2800 product families build on Intel's previous generation of server processors to set a new standard for high-end computing applications, including business intelligence, real-time data analytics and virtualization. Strengthening the line of defense for data centers, the new processors also provide advanced security features that ensure greater data integrity.
Based on Intel's leading 32-nanometer (nm) process technology, the new Intel Xeon processors have up to 10 cores with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, and deliver up to 40 percent greater performance than the Intel® Xeon® 7500 series processor. Concurrently, a new energy-saving feature reduces the power draw of idle portions of the chip. Beginning today, more than 35 systems based on the Intel Xeon processor E7 family are expected to ship from manufacturers around the world.
"Intel has been changing the economics for mission-critical computing
server deployments for more than a decade, and today we are raising the
bar yet again," said
Record-Breaking, Energy-Efficient Performance
The new processor family contains 18 new processors for two-, four- and eight-socket servers, and is expandable to servers with 256 sockets. It also sets more than a dozen world records in performance. A 40 percent improvement in generational compute-intensive performance can enhance the pace and accuracy of applications in such fields as scientific research and financial services where speed is essential. With up to 25 percent better performance with virtual machine3 applications than the current generation, the new chips also hold the industry's highest virtualization performance.
IT managers seeking to achieve greater economic efficiencies can replace 18 dual-core servers2 with a single Xeon processor E7-based server. To help address rising energy costs, the new Xeon chips include Intel® Intelligent Power technology that dynamically reduces idle power consumption of the chip based on the workload while also delivering advanced processor power-management capabilities.
Recognizing the range of compute-intensive applications from climate
modeling to real-time business analytics, and the need for uncompromised
performance to run them,
The company also announced a version of the chip that combines the benefits of high performance with low voltage, as well as a frequency-optimized version. The 10-core low-voltage E7-8867L reaches 2.13 GHz with a TDP of 105 watts, while the eight-core frequency-optimized E7-8837 tops out at 2.67 GHz with a TDP of 130 watts.
Intel Xeon processor E7 family based-platforms add a massive 2 Terabyte
of memory in a four-socket system supported by the new processors. Most
of these chips also contain Intel®
Turbo Boost Technology,
New Security, Reliability Features
Together, these security features can ensure that virtualized environments are more reliably secure when they are launched, migrated or at rest, as well as experience better performance and functionality.
Extensive Industry Support
Starting today, system manufacturers from around the world are expected
to announce more than 35 Xeon processor E7 family-based platforms. These
manufacturers include Bull*,
Numerous enterprise software vendors also support Xeon processor E7
family-based platforms, including IBM*,
Ideal Servers for Small Business
Today's news follows the recent disclosures about the low-power, single-socket Intel Xeon processors E3-1260L and E3-1220L targeted for micro servers, and the announcement of the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 product family for workstations.
Product, Pricing Details
The Xeon processor E7-8800/4800/2800 families range in price from
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