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New Intel Xeon E5-2600/1600 v3 Processors Boost Energy Efficiency Substantially.
Published on: September 10, 2014 by Irina

Intel has announced its new Xeon processor E5-2600/1600 v3 product families designed to cope with the increased needs of data centers. They will execute such a vast range of tasks as data analytics, high performing computing, cloud-based services, and telecommunications. Implemented improvementsinto a new generation processors allow Intel to claimit to have up to a three-fold increase in performance compared to the previous generation (Xeon E5 v2 family), so any advanced servers, workstations, storage, and networking infrastructures will benefit from applying these chips.

The unavoidable need for more flexibility and increased levels of automation is addressed by this new age of processors. By supporting a Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI), they easily allow powerful and dynamic data centers. Moreover, performance, power efficiency, security, and virtualization all see outstanding benefits with the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v3 product family.

The new processors are in demand for such capabilities as monitoring function cache, allowing more precisely distribute the load; telemetry sensors allowing to get accurate data load of CPU, memory and input-output subsystem. All this makes it possible more precisely to monitor the system, increasing the efficiency of resource use and reducing total cost of ownership.

According to Intel, the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v3 product family has an extension to Intel Advance Extensions 2 (Intel AVX2) which brings the width of vector integer instructions to 256 bits per clock cycle for integer sensitive workloads while delivering gains of up to 1.9 times in higher performance. In addition to 45MB of last level cache, each socket tops out with up to 18 cores each.

When compared to the previous generations, the Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v3 product family boosts virtualization density with support reaching up to 70 percent more VMs per server. Being supported by DDR4 memory, they also experience a significant gain in memory bandwidth constrained workloads.

Processors are manufactured on 22-nanometer technology with bulk transistors Tri-Gate.

According to the manufacturer, processor Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 have the best performance in the world of energy efficiency. Processors Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 can work in conjunction with the chipset Intel Communications Chipset 89xx for the communications and networking equipment.

Intel intends to sell its E5-2600 v3 product family in 26 different parts at a price range from $213 up to $2,702. The E5-1600 workstations will be sold in six different parts at a price range between $295 and $1,723.


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