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Intel Xeon 5600

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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.

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Compatible with

  • XenServer 6.0
  • XenServer 6.0.2
  • XenServer 6.1
  • XenServer 6.2
  • XenServer 6.5
  • XenServer 7.0

Compatibility

  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Product Details

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.

The Intel Xeon processor 5600 series is available in a range of features to match different computing demands. All processors integrate Intel QuickPath Technology, Intel Intelligent Power Technology and Intel Virtualization Technology. Intel VT FlexMigration, Intel VT FlexPriority, and Intel® 64 Architecture are standard on all SKUs.

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 Microarchitecture 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.

The Intel Xeon processor 5600 series brings together a number of innovative technologies to deliver intelligent performance:

  • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, together with Intel Intelligent Power Technology, delivers performance on demand, letting processors operate above the rated frequency to speed specific workloads and reduce power consumption during low utilization periods.
  • Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology benefits from larger caches and massive memory bandwidth, delivering greater throughput and responsiveness for multi-threaded applications.
  • Intel® QuickPath Technology and an integrated memory controller speed traffic between processors and I/O controllers for bandwidth intensive applications, delivering up to 4.4x the bandwidth for technical computing.
  • The intelligent performance of the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series also gives IT fine-grained manual control to adapt to changing priorities or to meet service-level agreements (SLAs).

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 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.