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.
Latency can be reduced by 30% using Intel's new PCI Express ports
Financial services platforms will benefit from Intel's new integrated PCI Express ports and Data Direct I/O technology, which can reduce latency by up to 30 percent. The new SFN6122F from Solarflare delivers over a microsecond lower latency compared to prior generations. A complete server solution for the financial sector using the Solarflare adapter card is offered by Hammer.