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.
Xeon E5 will be useful at CERN's Large Hadron Collider
Intel claims the Xeon E5 can improve energy efficiency by more than 50 percent, making them ideal for compute-intensive applications where energy supply is limited. These four-node servers are from Viglen support research conducted at CERN's Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, as well as HPC facilities at the University of Bristol, Oxford University and University of York.