Intel unveils power efficient dual-core Xeon

Intel has launched its first dual-core Xeon processor equipped with the company’s new power efficiency technology, to increase processing speeds and reduce power costs.

Intel has launched its first dual-core Xeon processor equipped with the company’s new power efficiency technology, to increase processing speeds and reduce power costs.

Datacentres are increasingly having to take account of their energy costs as servers rapidly increase their processing power.

With total dissipated power (TDP) of 31 watts, the new low-voltage dual-core Intel Xeon processor is ideal for deployments requiring high computer density and power optimisation, said Intel.

A number of server suppliers, including IBM and HP, have already announced that they will be using the new processor in their systems.

Intel is also planning to offer a blade server solution powered by up to two of the new dual-core Intel Xeon processors for ultra-dense, low-power environments where density is limited by power and cooling capabilities.

The Intel Server Compute Blade SBXD62 will be sold through resellers and will be aimed at SMEs. The dual-core Intel Xeon processor LV (low voltage) comes as either a 2.0GHz or 1.66GHz solution.

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