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Intel launches low power Xeon chip to save energy in datacentres

Intel is outfitting server and storage equipment makers with a new ingredient for squeezing more performance out of space- and power-constrained environments.

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Intel is outfitting server and storage equipment makers with a new ingredient for squeezing more performance out...

of space- and power-constrained environments.

The new low-voltage Xeon processor combines dual core technology with Intel’s power management capabilities. The company says this helps to boost energy efficient price/performance with up to four times the performance per Watt of previous Intel Xeon processors and platforms.

With total dissipated power of 31W, the new processor will likely see use in applications requiring high compute density and power optimisation including single-height chassis and blade servers, San and Nas solutions and network infrastructure equipment. Intel says the new chip will excel at handling demanding multi-threaded, multi-tasking applications such as high performance computing and financial services.

Intel is also planning to offer a blade server powered by up to two of the new dual core processors for ultra dense, low power environments where density is limited by power and cooling capabilities. The Server Compute Blade SBXD62 will, hopes Intel, enable server OEMs and resellers to offer small and medium-sized businesses a blade server platform to help reduce operational costs and extend IT resources through improved price/performance per Watt, operational efficiencies, deployment flexibility and simplified management.

 

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