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.
Intel 2U system: high performance, high efficiency, I/O flexibility
The V2S-2UGP family of servers from V2 Electronics, with dual Xeon E5 processor support and 16-core capability, offers a high memory footprint and I/O capabilities. It has a single management console, and an energy efficient spread core design. It is suitable for a range of businesses, from enterprises looking to deploy large scale data centres to SMBs.