Intel® Xeon® Processor
In many organizations, IT infrastructure has begun to constrain business efficiency and
growth. For the past decade, IT has rapidly added low-cost hardware to accommodate
business growth. But with data centers now stretched to capacity in terms of power,
cooling, and floor space, infrastructure is actually limiting IT from... investing in innovation.
The Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series helps IT meet the performance, power, and
innovation needs of the data center by delivering a new generation of processors
built on 32nm technology that can automatically regulate power consumption,
and intelligently adjusts server performance according to your application needs.
Maximize Performance. Minimize Power. Automatically.
As data centers reach the upper limits of their power and cooling
capacity, efficiency has become the focus of extending the life of
existing data centers and designing new ones. As part of these efforts,
IT needs to refresh existing infrastructure with standard enterprise
servers that deliver more performance and scalability, more efficiently.
The Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series automatically regulates power
consumption and intelligently adjusts server performance according
to your application needs, maximizing both energy efficiency and
performance. The secret to this compelling combination is Intel’s new
32nm Nehalem microarchitecture. Featuring Intel® Intelligent Power
Technology that automatically shifts the CPU and memory into the
lowest available power state, while delivering the performance you
need, the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series with Intel Microarchitec-
ture Nehalem delivers the same performance as previous-generation
servers but uses up to 30 percent less power. And you can achieve
up to a 95 percent reduction in energy costs when consolidating
your single-core infrastructure with a new infrastructure built on
Intel Xeon processor 5600.
This groundbreaking intelligent server technology features:
• Intel’s new 32nm Microarchitecture Nehalem built with
second-generation high-k and metal gate transistor technology.
• Intelligent Performance that automatically optimizes
performance to fit business and application requirements
and delivers up to 40 percent more performance per watt
than Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series.
• Automated Energy Efficiency that scales energy usage to
the workload to achieve optimal performance/watt and with
new 40 watt processor options and support for lower power
DDR3 memory, you can lower your energy costs even further.
• Flexible virtualization that offers best-in-class performance
and manageability in virtualized environments to improve IT
infrastructure and enable up to 15:1 consolidation over two
socket, single-core servers.
New standard enterprise servers and workstations built with this
new generation of Intel® process technology offer an unprecedented
opportunity to dramatically advance the efficiency of IT infrastructure
and provide unmatched business capabilities.
A Smart Investment
Research shows that upgrading to multi-core servers with higher
performing, more efficient processors can accelerate data center
ROI, saving on power and cooling, space, labor, and software licens-
ing costs. By refreshing IT infrastructure with more energy-efficient
systems, you gain capacity to grow and to increase IT performance, 2
reduce energy costs by 95 percent, and realize ROI in 5 months.
With up to 15x the performance
Read the full Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 Series
The Next Generation of Intelligent Server Processors.