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  • Three new Intel® Xeon® processor families address todays expanding business requirements, from high performance computing to simple web hosting.
  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 product family brings efficient performance into a four-socket server configuration for customers seeking additional performance, density and flexibility.
  • The Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family makes the performance and reliability of two-socket servers more affordable for small and medium sized businesses.
  • Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v2 product family delivers improved performance per watt, data security for small businesses as well as professional-grade graphics for entry workstation customers

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 14, 2012 –Intel Corporation today announced the expansion of the Intel® Xeon® processor portfolio with new products designed to address a broad and emerging set of server requirements and provide IT managers with additional choice and flexibility.

 

To offer a range of energy-efficient and affordable solutions for server and workstation customers, the company introduced twenty-eight processors across three product families: eight processors from the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 product family and nine processors  from the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2400 product family designed to complement the already available Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family. The company also announced availability of eleven processors from the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v2 product family.

 

“Companies today are increasingly dependent upon Information Technology to deliver innovative products and services to customers,” said Boyd Davis, vice president and general manager of the Datacenter Infrastructure Group at Intel. “To satisfy the increasing diversity of IT needs and workloads, Intel is excited to offer additional processor options to enterprises of all sizes with the Intel Xeon processor E5-4600/2400 and E3-1200 v2 product families.  Our new products feature the flexibility, value and performance that businesses demand in a market that is ever less tolerant of compromise.  We are also continuing to drive momentum in the micro server market by introducing new lower power processors within the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v2 product family.”

 

New Density-Optimized Four-Socket and Cost-Optimized Dual-Socket Processors
The Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 product family offers the performance and energy efficiency benefits of the record-breaking Intel Xeon processor E5 family to allow higher density designs than available with previous 4-socket systems. With up to 32 cores and 48 DIMMs per system, these processors are ideal for a wide range of technical compute applications, such as scientific research and financial services, as well as dense four-socket solutions for communications infrastructure and rapidly growing markets such as China.

 

These processors support all of the features of the Intel Xeon processor E5 family such as Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions, Intel® Integrated I/O, PCI Express* 3.0, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT). For traditional 2-socket server customers facing increasing data demands and a need to scale up for additional performance, the new 4-socket servers will open up new opportunities to realize significant total cost of ownership advantages. The Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 product family delivers up to 88 percent higher performance1 than a comparable Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family-based server and up to 3.8x2 the prior generation 2-socket Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series-based server.

 

Similarly, for small and medium businesses looking to upgrade from a single-socket configuration to a dual-socket server, Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family delivers a strong balance of energy-efficient performance and affordability while supporting core features of the Intel Xeon processor E5 family. With up to 3x3 the performance and significantly more memory and I/O options, these processors enable higher system densities and easier management compared to a single-socket server solution.

 

New Processors for Small Business and High-Density Environments
Also introduced today, the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v2 product family is an entry-level server and workstation processor based on Intel’s leading 22-nanometer (nm) process technology. Built for the unique demands of small business customers who require technology that lets them rapidly respond to market conditions and maintain a competitive advantage, these processors deliver up to 32 percent greater energy efficient performance4 and PCI Express* 3.0 for higher I/O bandwidth compared to the previous generation. There are more reasons to move up to a server featuring the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v2 product family including up to 72 percent improved performance5, better security and reliability compared  to the latest systems based on the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-2130 desktop processor. To address workstation customers running professional-grade 2-D and basic 3-D computer-aided drafting as well as entry-level media and entertainment applications, the new processors offer Intel® HD Graphics P4000, which delivers up to 2x faster media processing capabilities6 compared to the previous generation.

 

Intel Continues To Drive Micro Server Momentum
The Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v2 product family also features two low-power processors optimized for micro servers to address the needs of the emerging scale out datacenter workloads and usages. The Intel Xeon processor E3-1265L v2 based platform delivers up to 39 percent better performance per watt7 compared to the previous generation. Intel is also introducing the Intel Xeon processor E3-1220L v2, the world’s lowest power Intel Xeon processor at 17W TDP for dense micro server designs for applications  such as low end dedicated hosting and basic content delivery.  Systems based on the SSI* Micro Module Server Specification, designed for the micro server segment, and the new 17W Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1220L v2, delivers up to 3.6x better performance in the same 5kW rack compared to prior generation processors using traditional rack servers8.

 

Extensive Industry Support
Starting today, system manufacturers from around the world are expected to announce platforms based on the Intel Xeon processor E5-4600/2400 product families and the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v2 product family. These manufacturers include Acer*, Appro*, Asus*, Bull*, Cisco*, Dell*, Fujitsu*, HP*, Hitachi Data Systems*, Hauwei*, IBM*, Inspur*, Lenovo*, NEC*, Quanta*, SGI*, Sugon*, Supermicro*, Tyan* and Unisys*.

 

Product and Pricing Information
In quantities of 1000, the Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 product family ranges in price from $551 to $3,616, Intel Xeon processor E5-2400 product family ranges from $188 to $1,440 and the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v2 product family ranges from $189 to $884. Complete pricing details can be found at http://www.intc.com/priceList.cfm. For more details on these new Intel Xeon processors, visit www.intel.com/xeon. For more details on world records and other claims, visit www.intel.com/performance/server/.

 

About Intel
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com.

 

Intel, Xeon 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.

 

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.
For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit Performance Test Disclosure

 

1  Server-side Java* Middleware: Java* middle-tier performance on SPECjbb*2005 benchmark
SPECjbb* is a trademark of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC). See www.spec.org for more information. Up to 1.88x higher performance based on Intel internal assessment compared to Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family using Server-side Java* SPECjbb*2005 benchmark. Source: Intel SSG TR#1228. Baseline 2-socket populated Intel® C606 Chipset-based customer reference server using two Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2680 (8C, 20M Cache, 2.7GHz, 8.0GT/s Intel QPI), 32GB memory (8x 4GB DDR3-1600 DIMMs), Microsoft Windows Server* 2008R2 Enterprise Edition, Oracle HotSpot* 64-bit Server VM build 20,0-v11 using Java* SE RE 1.6.0 Update 25.  Score: 1,418,557 bops. New 4-socket populated Intel® C606 Chipset-based customer reference server with four Intel® Xeon® processors E5-4650 (8C, 20M Cache, 2.7GHz, 8.0GT/s Intel QPI), 128GB memory (16x 8GB DDR3-1600 DIMMs), Microsoft Windows Server* 2008R2 Enterprise Edition, Oracle HotSpot* 64-bit Server VM build 20,0-v11 using Java* SE RE 1.6.0 Update 25.  Score: 2,663,768 bops.

 

2  Up to 3.8x greater performance gains based on performance comparisons using best measured 2- and 4-socket server LINPACK MP benchmark results as of 1 March 2012. (Source: TR#1195).  Baseline 1.0 – 2-socket server based on Intel Xeon processors X5690 (12M cache, 3.46GHz, 6.4GT/s Intel® QPI), 48GB memory (12x 4GB DDR3-1333). Score: 159.4 GFLOPS. Source: Intel SSG TR#1236.
New 4-socket server based on Intel Xeon processor E5-4650 (20M cache, 2.7GHz, 8.0GT/s Intel QPI), 64GB memory (16x 4GB DDR3-1600). Score: 602 GFLOPS. Source: Intel SSG TR#1264.

 

3  Up to3X performance based on SPECjbb*2005 Configuration Details:
Intel Xeon processor E3-1280v2 score of 418,575 SPECjbb2005 bops based Intel® C206 chipset based  platform with one Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1280v2 (Quad-core, 3.6GHz, 8MB L3 cache, E0-stepping) , EIST Enabled, Turbo Boost Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 8GB memory (2x 4GB DDR3-1600 UDIMM), 64G 3Gb/s SATA SSD , Windows 2008 R2 SP1. Java SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_30-b12), Java HotSpot 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.5-b03, mixed mode). Source: Intel internal testing TR1278 as of Mar 2012.
Intel Xeon processors E5-2470 score of 1,305,471 SPECjbb2005 bops based on Intel® C606 chipset-based platform with two Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2470 (8-core 2.3GHz, 20M L3 cache, 8.0GT/s, 95W, C1-stepping), EIST Enabled, Turbo Boost Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 48GB memory (3x 8GB DDR3-1600 RDIMM), 64GB SATA SSD, Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise. Java SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_27-b07), Java HotSpot 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.2-b06, mixed mode). Source: Intel internal testing TR1230 as of Dec 2011.

 

4  Up to 32% better energy efficient performance based on gen to gen comparison using SPECpower_ssj*2008.  Details: SPECpower_ssj2008
Baseline Configuration and Score on Benchmark: Intel® C206 chipset CRB platform with one Intel® Xeon ® Processor E3-1280(Quad-Core, 3.5GHz, 8MB L3 cache), Turbo Boost  Disabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 8GB memory (2x 4GB DDR3-1333 UDIMM), 64GB SATA SSD, Windows Server2008R2 SP1. Java SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_30-b12), Java HotSpot 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.5-b03, mixed mode). Source: Intel internal testing as of Mar 2012. Score: 2957.
New Configuration and Score on Benchmark: Intel® C206 chipset CRB platform with one Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1280v2 (Quad-core, 3.6GHz, 8MB L3 cache, E0-stepping) , EIST Enabled, Turbo Boost Disabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 8GB memory (2x 4GB DDR3-1600 UDIMM), 64G 3Gb/s SATA SSD , Windows 2008 R2 SP1. Java SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_30-b12), Java HotSpot 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.5-b03, mixed mode). Source: Intel internal testing as of Mar 2012. Score: 3895.

 

5  Up to 72% better performance based on SPECint*_rate_base2006 comparison between Intel® Xeon® E3-1220V2 and Intel® Core™ processor i3-2130. Details: Baseline Configuration and Score on Benchmark: Intel® Core™ processor i3-2130, best published SPECint*_rate_base2006 score of 87.8 as of April 19, 2012.
http://www.spec.org./cpu2006/results/res2011q4/cpu2006-20111205-19118.html
New Configuration and Score on Benchmark: Intel® C206 chipset-based Platform with one Intel® Xeon® Processor Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220V2 (8M Cache, 3.10 GHz, E0 stepping), EIST Enabled, Turbo Boost enabled, Hyper-Threading Not supported, 16GB memory (2x 8GB DDR3-1600 ECC UDIMM), 160GB SATA 7200RPM HDD, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux Server 6.2 with kernel: 2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64. Compiler version: 12.1.0.225 of Intel C++ Studio XE and Intel Fortran. Source: Intel internal testing estimates as of Feb 2012. Score: SPECint_rate_base2006=151

 

6  Up to 2x faster media processing capabilities based on gen to gen comparison using 3DMarkVantage 1.2.0. Baseline Configuration and Score on Benchmark: Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1245 (4C/4T, 8MB Cache, 3.30 GHz), Intel® HD Graphics P3000, Motherboard: Intel® DZ68DB, BIOS DBZ6810H.86A.0032.2011.0928.1502, Memory Micron* 8 GB (2x4 GB) DDR3 1333.  3DMarkVantage 1.2.0 - 3DMark Score (Performance Preset @1280x1024) - 1773
New Configuration and Score on Benchmark: Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1245v2 (4C/4T, 8MB Cache, 3.40GHz), Intel® HD Graphics P4000, Motherboard: Intel® DZ77GA-70K, BIOS GAZ7710H.86A.1868.R06.1201060946, Memory Samsung* 8 GB (2x4 GB) DDR3 -1600. 3DMarkVantage 1.2.0 - 3DMark Score (Performance Preset @1280x1024) - 4085

 

7  Up to 39% better energy efficient performance based on gen to gen comparison using SPECpower_ssj*2008.  Details:
Baseline Configuration and Score on Benchmark: Intel® C206 chipset based platform with one Intel® Xeon ® Processor E3-1260L (Quad-Core, 2.4GHz, 8MB L3 cache), EIST Enabled, Turbo Boost  Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 8GB memory (2x 4GB DDR3-1333 UDIMM), 64GB SATA SSD, Windows Server2008R2 SP1. Java SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_30-b12), Java HotSpot 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.5-b03, mixed mode). Source: Intel internal testing as of Mar 2012. Score: 3079.
New Configuration and Score on Benchmark: Intel® C206 chipset based platform with one Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1265Lv2 (Quad-core, 2.5GHz, 8MB L3 cache, E0-stepping) , EIST Enabled, Turbo Boost Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 8GB memory (2x 4GB DDR3-1600 UDIMM), 64G 3Gb/s SATA SSD , Windows 2008 R2 SP1. Java SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_30-b12), Java HotSpot 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.5-b03, mixed mode). Source: Intel internal testing as of Mar 2012. Score: 4291.

 

8  3.6x performance per rack based on perf/rack with micro servers of 10198 / perf rack of baseline 1U rack servers of 2829
Baseline configuration: Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1220L
Maximum number of nodes, 42U rack:  41 1U server + 1 1U 48 GbE Ethernet switch.
Performance per node/rack: Best published SPECint*_rate_base2006 score of 69 as of April 26, 2012. http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2012q1/cpu2006-20111219-19191.html. 41 servers = 2829
Power per node:  Max power consumption of one Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220L on a Intel® C206 CRB using SPECpower_ssj2008,  EIST Enabled, Turbo Boost Enabled, 8GB memory (2x 4GB DDR3-1333 UDIMM), 64G 3Gb/s SATA SSD , Windows 2008 R2 SP1. Java SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_30-b12), Java HotSpot 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.5-b03, mixed mode). Source: Intel internal testing as of Mar 2012. Score: (ssj_ops@100%: 147,345,  Power@100%: 50.1W, Active idle power: 25.4)
Power per rack:  1U switch = 240W, 41 nodes = 2054W, 2.33KW total
Micro server Configuration:  Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220Lv2
Maximum number of nodes:  SSI rack= 10 3U chassis with 119 nodes + 3 1U 48GbE switches
Performance per node/rack:    Intel® C206 Qual Platform with one Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220LV2 (3M Cache, 2.30 GHz, L1 stepping), EIST Enabled, Turbo Boost enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 16GB memory (2x 8GB DDR3-1600 ECC UDIMM), 160GB SATA 7200RPM HDD, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux Server 6.2 with kernel: 2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64. Compiler version: 12.1.0.225 of Intel C++ Studio XE and Intel Fortran. Source: Intel internal testing as of Feb 2012. Score : SPECint_rate_base2006 of 85.7, 119 nodes = 10198.3
Power per node: Max power consumption of one Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220Lv2 node,  EIST Enabled, Turbo Boost Enabled, 8GB memory (2x 4GB DDR3-1600 UDIMM), 1x SSD, 36W, assuming shared cooling resources
Power per rack:  3x 1U switches = 720W, 119 nodes = 4284W, 5.00kW total

 

 

†  Release modified 5/15/2012 from this original text and accompanying footnote:
Systems based on the SSI* Micro Module Server Specification, designed for the micro server segment, and this new Intel Xeon processor, deliver up to 3.6x better performance per rack and up to 1.6x better performance per watt over prior the generation processor using traditional rack servers8*.

 

8*  Baseline configuration: Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1220L
Maximum number of nodes, 42U rack: 41 1U server + 1x 1U 48 port GbE Ethernet switch
Performance per node/rack: Best published SPECint*_rate_base2006 score of 69 as of April 26, 2012.
http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2012q1/cpu2006-20111219-19191.html. 41 servers = 2829
Power per node: Max power consumption of one Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220L on a Intel® C206 chipset-based platform using SPECpower_ssj2008, EIST Enabled, Turbo Boost Enabled, 8GB memory (2x 4GB DDR3-1333 UDIMM), 64G 3Gb/s SATA SSD , Windows 2008 R2 SP1. Java SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_30-b12), Java HotSpot 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.5-b03, mixed mode). Source: Intel internal testing as of Mar 2012. Score: (ssj_ops@100%: 147,345, Power@100%: 50.1W, Active idle power: 25.4)
Power per rack: 2.3kW total. 1U switch = 240W, 41 1U server nodes = 2054W
Micro server Configuration: Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220Lv2
Maximum number of nodes: SSI rack= 10 3U chassis with 119 nodes + 3x 1U 48 port GbE switches
Performance per node/rack: Intel® C206 chipset-based platform with one Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220LV2 (3M Cache, 2.30 GHz, L1 stepping), EIST Enabled, Turbo Boost enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 16GB memory (2x 8GB DDR3-1600 ECC UDIMM), 160GB SATA 7200RPM HDD, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux Server 6.2 with kernel: 2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64. Compiler version: 12.1.0.225 of Intel C++ Studio XE and Intel Fortran. Source: Intel internal testing estimates as of Feb 2012. Score : SPECint_rate_base2006 of 85.7, 119 nodes = 10198.3
Power per node: Based on Intel estimates of 36W per node with one Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1220Lv2 node,  EIST Enabled, Turbo Boost Enabled, 8GB memory (2x 4GB DDR3-1600 UDIMM), 1x SSD, assuming shared cooling resources and shared power supplies
Power per rack: 5.0kW total. 3x 1U switches at 240W per switch = 720W, 119 nodes at 36W estimated per node = 4284W

 

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