Intel launches long-awaited 8-core Xeon processor E5-2600 product family
The processor provides an 80 percent improvement in performance compared to the previous Xeon 5600 series
By Sophie Curtis | Techworld | Published: 16:12, 07 March 2012
Intel estimates that there will be 15 billion connected devices and 3 billion connected users by 2015, while the amount of global data centre IP traffic is forecast to grow by 33 percent annually, surpassing 4.8 zetabytes per year – more than three times the amount in 2011.
Intel's long-awaited Xeon E5-2600 processor is aimed at meeting the growing demands of cloud computing, consumerisation and big data by focusing on four key areas – performance, energy efficiency, I/O bandwidth and security.
Introducing the Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors
Diane Bryant, vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Connected Systems Group, introduced the new Xeon E5-2600 processors at an event held at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. Simultaneous events were held in London, Paris, Hannover and other major cities around the world.