Embedded Computing Processor supports up to 6 cores.

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Based on 32 nm process technology, Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 series enables data centers to replace 15 single-core servers with one server. Integrated security technologies foster accelerated encryption/decryption for secure transactions and virtualized environments, while Turbo Boost, Hyper-Threading, and Virtualization Technology increase data center operation efficiency. While 4-core version peaks at 3.46 GHz with TDP of 130 W, 6-core version reaches 3.33 GHz with same TDP.



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Intel Launches its Most Secure Data Center Processor



Second-Generation High-K Metal Gate 32nm Processors Blend Security, Performance, Energy Efficiency

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • First 32nm process technology-based enterprise-class processors integrate robust security capabilities that enhance data integrity and server virtualization.
  • Delivering up to 60 percent greater performance than the previous-generation processor, data centers can replace 15 single-core servers with one server and achieve a return on their investment in as little as 5 months.
  • First six-core embedded computing processors drive unmatched performance for connected devices.
  • Highest-end desktop processor offers stunning performance for digital content creation, 3-D rendering, massive multitasking and extreme gaming.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Combining unprecedented security, performance and energy efficiency, Intel Corporation today launched the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 series. The new processors deliver two new security features -- Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI), and Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) -- that enable faster encryption and decryption performance for more secure transactions and virtualized environments, providing data centers with a stronger foundation for cloud security.

    These are also the first server and workstation chips based on the groundbreaking, new Intel 32nm logic technology, which uses Intel's second-generation high-k metal gate transistors to increase speed and decrease energy consumption. The Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series supports up to six cores per processor and delivers up to 60 percent greater performance than the 45nm Intel Xeon processor 5500 series. In addition, data centers can replace 15 single-core servers with a single new one, and achieve a return on their investment in as little as 5 months.

    Data centers will also benefit from the power efficiency of the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. A two-socket server using the new low-voltage Intel Xeon processor L5640 can deliver the same performance as a server using the previous generation's champion; the Intel Xeon processors X5570 series, but with up to 30 percent lower platform power. For more information, see http://www.intel.com/performance/server/xeon/summary.htm.

    "The Intel Xeon Processor 5600 series will be the backbone of mainstream computing environments," said Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of the Intel Architecture Group. "New security capabilities will boost the confidence of IT managers. Improvements in performance, server virtualization and power consumption will foster productivity and efficiency for a broad range of applications ranging from data transactions to workstations performing medical imaging and digital prototyping."

    Enhanced Security
    With emerging threats, new architectures and an ever-changing regulatory environment, security is an increasing concern for IT managers, and often an impediment to deploying more advanced computing infrastructures. The Intel Xeon processor 5600 series addresses these issues with features that help ensure greater data integrity.

    The Intel Xeon processor 5600 series includes Intel AES-NI, a new set of instructions first introduced with the new 2010 Intel® Core® processor family. These instructions accelerate AES performance to enable faster data encryption and decryption for a wide range of applications such as database encryption features, full disk encryption and secure internet transactions.

    Intel TXT will provide added security that cloud environments have been waiting for by enabling a more secure platform launch environment, along with providing more protection for applications that move between virtualized servers. Hardware-based capabilities integrated into the processor shield against malicious software to allow important applications and data to run more securely in a virtualized environment.

    Working together, Intel TXT and Intel AES can ensure that virtualized environments experience better performance and functionality, and are more secure when they are launched, migrated or at rest.

    More Performance, Less Energy
    The security of the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series is matched by performance, versatility and energy efficiency that will help increase the efficiency of data center operations. Technologies such as Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology and improved Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT) adjust to the performance requirements of users, enhance multitasking and increase the reliability and manageability of consolidated IT environments.

    The frequency-optimized quad-core version of the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series peaks at 3.46 GHz with a TDP of 130 watts, while the six-core version reaches 3.33 GHz with a TDP of 130 watts. Advanced six-core versions will top out at 2.93 GHz and TDP of 95 watts, and the standard quad-core processor will reach 2.66 GHz at 80 watts. Low voltage versions of the chip will have TDPs as low as 60 watts and 40 watts and feature six and four cores respectively.

    Intel also announced the availability of the Intel® Xeon® processor L3406 series. Targeted for use in the single processor micro server segment, the Intel Xeon processor L3406 series has a TDP of only 30 watts, making it ideal for high-density form factors and power-sensitive environments.

    World Record Performance
    The Intel Xeon processor 5600 series extends performance gains delivered by the Intel Xeon Processor 5500 with 12 new world records for two-socket servers and workstations.
    These processors enable outstanding energy-efficient performance and establish a new SPECpower*_ssj2008 record for a single node server and a multi-node server. Specifically, the IBM* x3650 M3 (single-node server system) delivered 2,927 overall ssj_ops/watt, up to a 42 percent gain over the previous-generation Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, and IBM* dx360 M3 (multi-node server system) reports a result of overall 3,038 ssj_ops/watt, up to a 31 percent gain over previous-generation processors. Fujitsu's* PRIMERGY* RX300 S6 two socket server with two Intel Xeon processors L5640 series meets the needs of those customers who desire performance of the Intel Xeon processor X5570 series but uses up to 30 percent lower platform power.

    Fujitsu's* PRIMERGY* RX300 S6 system established world record Java* performance (a SPECjbb2005* score of 928,393 bops, up to a 46 percent boost over previous generation), world record ERP performance (SAP*-SD 2-Tier ERP 6.0 Unicode score of 4,860 benchmark users, up to a 27 percent boost over previous-generation result) and world record Web serving performance (SPECweb2005* score of 104,422, up to a 25 percent boost over previous- generation result). Dell's* PowerEdge* R710 system established a new 2S server platform performance world record for SPECint*rate_base2006 with a score of 355 and for SPECfp*_rate_base2006 with a score of 248.

    Cisco's* UCS* B250 M2 servers powered with two Intel Xeon processor X5680 series set a world record for virtualization performance with a VMMark* score of 35.83 at 26 tiles, up to a 42 percent performance gain over previous-generation product. Cisco's* UCS* B200 M2 platform delivered a record score on SPEComp*Mbase2001 and Cisco's* UCS C250 M2 platform also delivered a world record on SPECjAppServer2004* benchmark.

    For detailed performance results and more information about world record claims see http://www.intel.com/performance/server/xeon/summary.htm

    New Embedded Processors
    In addition to enterprise-class processors, Intel launched today three unique processors for the embedded computing segment, including the first six-core processors, the Intel Xeon E5645 and L5638, the quad-core L5618 and E5620 processors. These processors, featuring 7-year lifecycle support, are built for thermally constrained and robust communications environments, and will route applications more quickly and efficiently between connected devices.

    Extreme 32nm
    Today Intel also announced availability of the new Intel® Core(TM) i7-980X Processor Extreme Edition, the company's first 32nm, six-core processor with 12 computing threads for client applications. Offering stunning performance for digital content creation, 3-D rendering, multitasking and hardcore gaming, the new Intel Core i7-980X is drop-in compatible** with most existing Intel® X58 Express chipset-based motherboards. Running at 3.33 GHz, the Intel Core i7-980X is overclocking-enabled*** to provide flexibility to advanced users who want to adjust their speed settings, and has 12MB of Intel® Smart Cache - 50 percent more than the current Intel flagship desktop processor. At the recent Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco, highly threaded games and digital content creation titles were shown, such as Ubisoft* R.U.S.E*, Sega's* Napoleon: Total War*, and Cakewalk* Sonar Producer*.

    "Napoleon: Total War is based on our second-generation multi-threaded engine and the latest Intel Core i7-980X processor, allowing us to bring a more realistic user experience by immersing them more deeply in the heat of battle," said Mike Simpson, creative director, Creative Assembly Software*. "We take advantage of the increased core count on the Intel Core i7-980X by adding greater animation detail to fighting units on both land and sea, allowing the game to have higher visual fidelity."

    Systems
    Starting today and continuing over the next 45 days, server and workstation systems based on the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series are expected to be announced by a wide variety of system manufacturers around the world, including Cisco*, Cray*, Dell*, Fujitsu*, HP*, IBM*, Oracle* and SGI*.

    Many software vendors are also supporting Intel Xeon processor 5600-based platforms, including Citrix*, IBM*, Microsoft*, Novell*, Oracle*, Red Hat*, SAP AG* and VMware*. To learn more about how Intel and major software vendors deliver outstanding platforms, please visit http://www.intel.com/business.

    The Intel Xeon processor 5600 series ranges in price from $387 to $1,663 in quantities of 1,000. The E5645, L5638 and L5618 embedded processors are priced at $958, $958 and $530, respectively, in quantities of 1,000. The Intel Core i7-980X is priced at $999 in 1000-unit quantities. To facilitate reseller transition to this new processor series, all currently shipping Intel Server Boards and Systems that support the previous-generation Intel Xeon processor 5500 series also support the Intel Xeon processor 5600 Series.

    For more details on the Intel Xeon processor 5600 processor series, visit http://www.intel.com/xeon.

    For more details on world records and other claims, visit http://www.intel.com/performance/server/xeon/summary.htm

    More information on the Intel Core i7-980X is available at http://www.intel.com/products/processor/corei7ee/index.htm.

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    Intel, Xeon, Core and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.
    * Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.
    ** As always, check with your board vendor for specific support details. A BIOS update will be required.
    *** Warning: Altering clock frequency and/or voltage may (i) reduce system stability and useful life of the system and processor; (ii) cause the processor and other system components to fail; (iii) cause reductions in system performance; (iv) cause additional heat or other damage; and (v) affect system data integrity. Intel has not tested, and does not warranty, the operation of the processor beyond its specifications.

    Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of Intel products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems or components they are considering purchasing. For more information on performance tests and on the performance of Intel products, visit www.intel.com/performance/resources/limits.htm or call (U.S.) 800-628-8686 or 916-356-3104.

    Up to 60 percent performance gain compared to Intel Xeon processor 5500 series claim supported by a Black Scholes benchmark. Intel internal measurement (Feb 25, 2010).
    Configuration details: Blackscholes*

    Baseline Configuration and Score on Benchmark:- Intel pre-production system with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5570 (2.93 GHz, 8 MB last level cache, 6.4 GT/sec QPI), 24GB memory (6x4GB DDR3-1333), 4 x 150GB 10K RPM SATA RAID0 for scratch, Red Hat* EL 5 Update 4 64-bit OS. Source: Intel internal testing as of February 2010. SunGard v3.0 source code compiled with Intel v11.0 compiler. Elapsed time to run benchmark: 18.74 seconds.

    New Configuration and Score on Benchmark:- Intel pre-production system with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5680 (3.33 GHz, 12 MB last level cache, 6.4 GT/sec QPI), 24GB memory (6x4GB DDR3-1333), 4 x 150GB 10K RPM SATA RAID0 for scratch, Red Hat* EL 5 Update 4 64-bit OS. Source: Intel internal testing as of February 2010. SunGard v3.0 source code compiled with Intel v11.0 compiler. Elapsed time to run benchmark: 11.51 seconds.
    The 5 month ROI claim estimated based on comparison between 2S Single Core Intel® Xeon® processor 3.80GHz with 2M L2 Cache and 2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5680 based servers. Calculation includes analysis based on performance, power, cooling, electricity rates, operating system annual license costs and estimated server costs. This assumes 8kW racks, $0.10 per kWh, cooling costs are 2x the server power consumption costs, operating system license cost of $900/year per server, per server cost of $7200 based on estimated list prices and estimated server utilization rates. All dollar figures are approximate. Performance and power comparisons are based on measured server side java benchmark results (Intel Corporation Feb 2010). Platform power was measured during the steady state window of the benchmark run and at idle. Performance gain compared to baseline was 15x.

    Baseline platform: Intel server platform with two 64-bit Intel Xeon Processor 3.80Ghz with 2M L2 Cache, 800 FSB, 8x1GB DDR2-400 memory, 1 hard drive, 1 power supply, Microsoft* Windows* Server 2003 Ent. SP1, Oracle* JRockit* build P27.4.0-windows-x86_64 run with 2 JVM instances

    New platform: Intel server platform with two Intel® Xeon® Processor X5680 series (12M Cache, 3.33 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI), 24 GB memory (6x4GB DDR3-1333), 1 SATA 10krpm 150GB hard drive, 1 800w power supply, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 64 bit SP2, Oracle* JRockit* build P28.0.0-29 run with 4 JVM instances

    Same performance, up to 30 percent lower power claim supported by the following:
    Baseline Configuration and Score on Benchmark: - Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX300 S5 system with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5570 (2.93 GHz, 8MB L3, 6.4 GT/s, Quad-core, 95W TDP), BIOS rev. R1.09 , Turbo Enabled, HT Enabled, NUMA Enabled, 5 x Fans, 24 GB (6x4GB DDR3-1333 DR registered ECC), 1 x Fujitsu MBD2147RC 147GB 10K RPM 2.5" SAS HDD, 1x800W PSU, SLES 11 (X86_64) Kernel 2.6.27.19-5-default. Source: Fujitsu Performance Lab testing as of Mar 2010. SPECint_rate_base2006 score: 250. docs.ts.fujitsu.com/dl.aspx?id=0140b19d-56e3-4b24-a01e-26b8a80cfe53

    New Configuration and Score on Benchmark:- Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX300 S6 system with two Intel® Xeon® processors L5640 (2.26 GHz, 12MB L3, 5.86 GT/s, Hex-core, 60W TDP), BIOS rev R1.00A , Turbo Enabled, HT Enabled, NUMA Enabled, 5 x Fans, 24 GB (6x4GB DDR3-1333 LV DR registered ECC), 1 x Fujitsu MBD2147RC 147GB 10K RPM 2.5" SAS HDD, 1x800W PSU, SLES 11 (X86_64) Kernel 2.6.27.19-5-default. Source: Fujitsu Performance Lab testing as of Mar 2010. SPECint_rate_base2006 score: 250 docs.ts.fujitsu.com/dl.aspx?id=4af74e10-24b1-4cf8-bb3b-9c4f5f177389

    Up to a 42 percent gain on Single Node server SPECpower*_ssj2008 at similar power level over previous generation processors supported by the following:

    Baseline Configuration and Score: 1977 ssj_ops/watt www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/res2009q2/power_ssj2008-20090519-00165.html.

    New Configuration and Score: IBM x3650 M3 was configured with the Intel Xeon Processor X5670 (2.93GHz, 256KB L2 cache per core, 12MB L3 cache per processor-12 cores/2 chips/6 cores per chip) and 12GB of PC3L-10600R(6 x 2GB) memory and ran IBM Java(TM)6 Runtime Environment and Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition. Score: 2,927 overall ssj_ops/watt.

    Submitted and in review at www.spec.org

    Up to a 31 percent gain on Multi-Node server SPECpower*_ssj2008 over previous generation supported by the following:

    Baseline Configuration and Score: 2316 ssj_ops/watt www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/res2009q4/power_ssj2008-20090908-00195.html

    New Configuration and Score: IBM dx360 M3 system with the Intel® Xeon® Processor X5670 (2.93GHz with 256KB L2 cache per core and 12MB L3 cache per processor-2 chips/12 cores/6 cores per chip), 12GB of memory, one 50GB solid state drive, and IBM J9 Java 6 (using a 1500MB heap), and Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition2. Source: IBM testing as of Mar 2010. SPECpower_ssj2008 score: 3038 overall ssj_ops/watt.
    Submitted and in review at www.spec.org

    Up to a 46 percent gain on SPECjbb2005 supported by the following:

    Baseline Configuration and Score: 632,425 bops, SPECjbb2005 bops/JVM = 158106 www.spec.org/osg/jbb2005/results/res2010q1/jbb2005-20100210-00803.html

    New Configuration and Score: Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX300 S6 system with two Intel® Xeon® processors X5680 (3.33 GHz, 12MB L3, 6.4 GT/s, Hex-core, 130W TDP), Turbo Enabled, HT Enabled, NUMA Enabled, Data Reuse Optimization disabled, all prefetchers disabled, 48 GB (12x4GB DDR3-1333 DR registered ECC), 1 x Seagate 73GB 10K RPM 2.5" SAS HDD, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, IBM J9 VM (build 2.4, JRE 1.6.0 IBM J9 2.4 Windows Server 2008 amd64-64 jvmwa6460sr6-20090923_42924). Source: Fujitsu Performance Lab testing as of Mar 2010. SPECjbb2005 score: bops= 928393, bops/JVM= 154732 docs.ts.fujitsu.com/dl.aspx?id=71488796-7a53-46b8-9163-61373214c2ef

    Up to a 27 percent boost on SAP ERP 6.0 Unicode over previous generation supported by the following:

    Baseline Configuration and Score: 3800 Number of SAP SD benchmark users download.sap.com/download.epd?
    context=40E2D9D5E00EEF7C259FFE6AB54898440C838DED66684AFD7D58B23A917F4C0D

    New Configuration and Score : Fujitsu PRIMERGY RX300 S6 system with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5680 (3.33 GHz, 12MB L3, 6.4 GT/s, Hex-core, 130W TDP), 88 GB main memory, Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition, SQL Server 2008, SAP ERP 6.0 (Unicode). Source: www.sap.com Score: 4860 Number of SAP SD benchmark users

    Up to a 25 percent boost on SPECweb2005 over previous generation supported by the following:

    Baseline Configuration and Score: SPECweb2005 Score 83198 www.spec.org/osg/web2005/results/res2009q4/web2005-20091202-00144.html

    Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX300 S6 system with two Intel® Xeon® processors X5680 (3.33 GHz, 12MB L3, 6.4 GT/s, Hex-core, 130W TDP), Turbo Enabled, HT Enabled, NUMA Enabled, 96 GB (12x8GB DDR3-1333 DR registered ECC), 8 x Seagate 73GB 15K RPM 3.5" SAS HDD (internal) plus 48 x Seagate 146GB 15K RPM 3.5" SAS HDD (storage subsystem), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 (2.6.18-128.el5 x86_64), Accoria Networks Rock Web Server v1.4.8 (x86_64). Source: Fujitsu Performance Lab testing as of Mar 2010. SPECweb2005 score: 104422 (SPECweb2005_Banking = 162000, SPECweb2005_Ecommerce = 177000, SPECweb2005_Support = 88000) docs.ts.fujitsu.com/dl.aspx?id=2ce10d43-bc0a-4479-bd2b-a67387d57959

    Up to a 40 percent gain on SPECint_rate_2006 over previous generation supported by the following:

    Baseline Configuration and Score: Score: 253 www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2010q1/cpu2006-20100202-09561.html

    New Configuration and Score: Dell PowerEdge R710 system with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5680 (3.33 GHz, 12MB L3, 6.4 GT/s, six-core, 130W TDP), Maximum Performance Power Management mode, Data Reuse Disabled, C1E Enabled, Turbo Enabled, HT Enabled, 48 GB (12x4GB DDR3-1333 registered ECC), 1x146GB 15K RPM SAS HDD, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (2.6.27.19-5-smp). Source: Submitted to www.spec.org for publication as of March 15 2010. Geomean Score of 12 workloads: 355

    Up to a 25 percent gain on SPECfp_rate_2006 over previous generation supported by the following:

    Baseline Configuration and Score: Score 197 www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2009q2/cpu2006-20090511-07354.html

    New Configuration and Score: Dell PowerEdge R710 system with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5680 (3.33 GHz, 12MB L3, 6.4 GT/s, six-core, 130W TDP), Maximum Performance Power Management mode, Data Reuse Disabled, C1E Enabled, Turbo Enabled, HT Enabled, 48 GB (12x4GB DDR3-1333 registered ECC), 1x146GB 15K RPM SAS HDD, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (2.6.27.19-5-smp). Source: Submitted to www.spec.org for publication as of March 15 2010. Geomean Score of 17 workloads: 248.

    Up to a 42 percent gain on VMMark* over previous generation supported by the following:
    Baseline Configuration and Score: Cisco result referenced as published at 25.06 at 17 tiles. For more information see http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vmmark/VMmark-Cisco-2010-01-12-B200M1.pdf(PDF)

    New Configuration and Score on Benchmark:- Cisco UCS B250 M2 platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5680 (3.33 GHz, 12MB L3, 6.4 GT/s, 6-core, 130W TDP), Turbo Enabled, HT Enabled, 192GB memory (48x4GB DDR3 1333), EMC CLARiiON CX4-240 storage system with 25x73GB SSD, 20 x 450GB 15K RPM, 5 x 300GB 15K RPM, VMware vSphere 4,0 U1 Source: www.cisco.com. Score of 35.83@26 tiles.

    For more information see: www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/ps10265/at_work_promo.html#~industry_benchmarks.

    Up to a 20 percent gain on SPECompM*base2001 over previous generation supported by the following:

    Baseline Configuration and Score: www.spec.org/omp/results/res2009q2/omp2001-20090413-00350.html

    New Configuration and Score: Cisco UCS B200 M2 platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5680 (3.33 GHz, 12MB L3, 6.4 GT/s, 6-core, 130W TDP), Turbo Enabled, HT Enabled, 48 GB (12x4GB DDR3-1333 registered ECC), 1x73GB 15K RPM SAS HDD, RHEL 5.4 Operating system, SPEC binaries were built with Intel Compiler 11.1. Source: Cisco internal measurement as of March 2010. SPECompMbase2001 score of 52314.

    For more information see: www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/ps10265/at_work_promo.html#~industry_benchmarks.

    Up to a 30 percent gain on SPECjAppServer2004 over previous generation supported by the following:

    Baseline Configuration and Score: 3975.13 JOPS@Standard www.spec.org/osg/jAppServer2004/results/res2009q1/jAppServer2004-20090310-00128.html

    New Configuration and Score: Cisco UCS C250 M2 platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5680 (3.33 GHz, 12MB L3, 6.4 GT/s, 6-core, 130W TDP), Turbo Enabled, HT Enabled, H/W Prefetcher Disabled, Adj. Cache Line Prefetch Disabled, DCU Prefecher Disabled, DCU IP Prefetcher Disabled. 96 GB (24x4GB DDR3-1333 registered ECC), 2x73GB 15K RPM SAS HDD, Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 Update 3 x86_64, Oracle WebLogic Server Standard Edition Release 10.3.3, Oracle JRockit(R) 6.0 JDK (R28.0.0-587) (Linux x86 64bit). EMC CLARiiON CX4-240 storage system with 60 x 450GB 15K RPM. Source: Result submitted to www.spec.org as of Feb 24, 2010. 5,185.45 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard SPEC, SPECint2006, SPECfp2006, SPECjbb, SPECWeb SPECompM*, SPECompL* and SPECMPI*are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.

    TPC-C, TPC-H, TPC-E are trademarks of the Transaction Processing Council.

    See www.tpc.org for more information.

    Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with an enabled Intel® processor, BIOS, virtual machine monitor (VMM) and, for some uses, certain platform software enabled for it. Functionality, performance or other benefits will vary depending on hardware and software configurations and may require a BIOS update. Software applications may not be compatible with all operating systems. Please check with your application vendor.

    Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) requires a computer system with a processor supporting Intel® HT Technology and an Intel® HT Technology-enabled chipset, BIOS, and operating system. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software you use. For more information including details on which processors support Intel® HT Technology, see http://www.intel.com/products/ht/hyperthreading_more.htm.

    Intel® Turbo Boost Technology requires a Platform with a processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel Turbo Boost Technology performance varies depending on hardware, software and overall system configuration. Check with your platform manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel Turbo Boost Technology. For more information, see http://www.intel.com/technology/turboboost.

    Intel® processor numbers are not a measure of performance. Processor numbers differentiate features within each processor family, not across different processor families. See www.intel.com/products/processor_number/ for details.

    Intel® products are not intended for use in medical, life saving, life sustaining, critical control or safety systems, or in nuclear facility applications. All dates and products specified are for planning purposes only and are subject to change without notice.

    Intel does not control or audit the design or implementation of third party benchmarks or Web sites referenced in this document. Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the referenced Web sites or others where similar performance benchmarks are reported and confirm whether the referenced benchmarks are accurate and reflect performance of systems available for purchase.

    World record claim based on comparison of two socket server platforms based on x86 architecture. Performance results based on published/submitted results as of March 16, 2010. Platform configuration details are available at http://www.intel.com/performance/server/xeon/summary.htm

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