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.
HP first in line for Xeon E5 processors
HP was the first company to preview servers based on Intel's E5 processors last month. Proliant Gen8 servers integrate new technologies designed to cut overall maintenance and power costs in data centres while maintaining high server uptimes.