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Intel's New Xeon Processors to Revolutionize 10 GbE Telecom Platform Deployments


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March 07, 2012

Intel's New Xeon Processors to Revolutionize 10 GbE Telecom Platform Deployments

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

Global chip provider Intel (News - Alert) has just launched its much-awaited Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, specifically designed for challenging telecom platform deployment scenarios such as 10 Gigabit Ethernet implementations.

Increasing bandwidth demands driven by server virtualization and data and storage network consolidation have led to strong growth in telecom platform deployment technologies like high-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet. 

With over 15 billion connected devices and over three billion connected users expected by 2015, the worldwide number of cloud servers is expected to more than triple by 2015. The new processor family is designed to power not only the servers and workstations, but also the next-generation of storage and communication systems from leading vendors around the world.

 "The growth in cloud computing and connected devices is transforming the way businesses benefit from IT products and services," said Diane Bryant, Intel vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group, in a statement.

"For businesses to capitalize on these innovations, the industry must address unprecedented demand for efficient, secure and high-performing datacenter infrastructure,” Bryant added. “The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family is designed to address these challenges by offering unparalleled, balanced performance across compute, storage and network, while reducing operating costs."

The new Intel Ethernet Controller X540 will continue to increase the use of 10 Gigabit Ethernet by reducing implementation costs associated with high-bandwidth telecom platform deployment scenarios.

Intel’s single-chip 10GBASE-T solution is designed for low-cost, low-power LAN on the motherboard (LOM). It also includes flexible I/O virtualization and unified networking support at no additional cost, and  is capable of delivering higher data center performance per watt, breakthrough I/O innovation and trusted hardware security features to enable IT to scale. With all these features, the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family addresses the industry’s concerns related to energy efficiency, I/O bandwidth and security.

The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family increases performance by up to 80 percent, compared to the previous generation of Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. It supports up to eight cores per processor and up to 768GB of system memory. Additionally, the solution also supports Intel Advanced Vector Extension (Intel AVX (News - Alert)), which raises the performance on compute-intensive applications such as financial analysis, media content creation and high performance computing up to 2 times.

Furthermore, the high-performance processing capabilities of these new processors, combined with Intel Integrated I/O and advanced storage features such as PCIe non-transparent bridging and asynchronous DRAM refresh, makes the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family an ideal choice for storage and communications solutions.


Edited by Jamie Epstein

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