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“iQ by Intel,” launched today as a public beta, is a new publishing platform curated by researchers, engineers and visionaries at Intel. The site, at iQ.intel.com, is inspired by technology trends of how people discover and share content online. iQ is focused on the larger global impact of technology on our world. Specifically, it serves as a discovery tool that narrates technology’s influence and effect on “Media,” “Life” and our “Planet." It’s here to remind us of how fast we’re moving as a global culture, to be cognizant of how far we’ve come as humankind and to reflect on where our planet is headed in the 21st century. The iQ platform was created to spotlight how people are using technology in inspiring ways, and its mission is simple: Share and source content that inspires, educates, entertains and helps all of us to better understand our modern world.

Intel today announced its 3rd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor platform that will deliver innovations in performance, security, and automation. As part of that announcement, the company also released the latest version of Intel® Setup and Configuration Software (Intel® SCS). Intel SCS allows organizations to discover, setup and configure, and establish a secure connection to every vPro managed device on its network. Click to learn more about how to use Intel SCS for unlocking the features and the value of systems with Intel Core vPro technology.

Today Intel announced its 3rd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors based on Intel’s 22nm microarchitecture. Businesses can take advantage of the latest Intel Core vPro processors through a multitude of devices including Ultrabook™ devices, laptops, desktops, workstations and all-in-one PCs. In addition, the 3rd generation Intel Core vPro processors are poised to accelerate the move from isolated, fixed-function systems to intelligent systems in industrial, healthcare and retail sectors.

Dr. Genevieve Bell, director of user interaction and experience at Intel was named by WITI (Women In Technology International) as one of the the recipients of the 17th Annual WITI Hall of Fame Awards. The Women in Science and Technology Hall of Fame Awards are considered among the most illustrious honors for women in science and technology as noted by Rob Enderle, president and principal analyst of the Enderle Group.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • The 3rd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor platform provides businesses and intelligent system designs the security, performance and form factor improvements needed to compute with confidence.
  • Embedded security features help businesses protect themselves in four ways: threat management, identity and access, data protection, and monitoring and remediation.
  • Future Ultrabook™ devices built with the 3rd Generation Intel Core vPro processor platform are designed to bridge the gap between IT and business end users.
  • Enhanced designs help accelerate the move from fixed function and disconnected systems to intelligent systems in retail, industrial and healthcare industries.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 15, 2012 - Today's IT managers face a range of challenges from complex business processes to sophisticated security threats. Additionally, a number of industries such as retail, healthcare and industrial are turning to technology to develop innovative solutions to solve the unique challenges facing them in an increasingly connected world. To address these challenges, Intel Corporation has announced the availability of its 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor-based platforms for business and intelligent systems.

 

The enhancements to the Intel Core vPro processor platform provide a more secure platform for business computing and drive the next wave of innovation in intelligent systems. The Intel Core vPro processor-based platforms address the realities of today's business climate, where data integrity and organizational efficiency create a competitive advantage. New capabilities embed security at every layer, including the silicon, without compromising performance. Software innovation allows IT managers to set up and configure systems within minutes to quickly implement compelling solutions. Additionally, the enhanced graphics and secure manageability help accelerate the transition and growth in intelligent systems for the retail, industrial, and healthcare industries.

 

"With the 3rd generation Intel Core vPro processor platform, Intel is leading the way into a new era, delivering the comprehensive and manageable computing solutions to business that enable them to deal with security threats, while providing the flexibility and form factors users demand," said Rick Echevarria, vice president, Intel Architecture Group and general manager, Business Client Platform Division.

 

Businesses can take advantage of the latest Intel Core vPro processor platform through a multitude of devices including Ultrabook™ devices, laptops, desktops, workstations and all-in-one PCs.

 

Embedded Security

To defend against identity theft, Intel introduced Intel® Identity Protection Technology with public key infrastructure (Intel® IPT with PKI) into Intel Core vPro processors. The technology provides a new second layer of authentication embedded into the PC that allows websites and business networks to validate that a legitimate user is logging in from a trusted PC by using a private key stored in a PC's firmware. Intel has been working with solution providers and online Web properties such as Feitian, InfoSERVER, Symantec and VASCO to take advantage of Intel IPT technology to ultimately safeguard users' identity.

 

The latest version of the Intel Core vPro Processor platform also features Intel® OS Guard and Intel® Secure Key. Intel Secure Key, with Intel® AES New Instructions, protects media, data and assets from loss, while Intel OS Guard detects and prevents malware.

 

Strengthened security from the Intel Core vPro processor platform and McAfee* includes tools such as ePO Deep Command and allow for secure data exchange across increasingly connected ecosystems such as healthcare where doctor's offices share sensitive information with labs and hospitals.

 

Remote Management and Automation

The Intel Core vPro Processor family includes Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) to remotely manage computing issues. Businesses in a range of industries can use Intel AMT to achieve power savings, remote management and inventory control. For example, retailers with point-of-sale machines, digital signs or other intelligent devices can remotely diagnose and quickly fix problems over their network so customer transactions are not interrupted and sales are not lost. With a typical IT service call averaging $200 in a retail environment, large-scale retailers can save millions of dollars in service calls with the ability to remotely manage thousands of systems using Intel AMT.

 

Industrial computing systems can also use 3rd generation Intel Core processors to consolidate multiple automation functions onto one platform so factories can achieve greater efficiencies in managing all devices and systems. Once all devices and systems are connected, factory managers can collect real-time data for decision making, diagnosis and predictive maintenance.

 

Intelligent Performance

The 3rd generation Intel Core vPro processors continue to enhance the computing experience in all areas, including the use of business intelligence and big data. The 3rd generation Intel Core vPro processors put greater performance in the hands of more information workers, giving them the ability to access and glean insights from all the information accumulating in their data banks, right on their PC. With the power to handle and manipulate this information faster, familiar PC tools such as Excel are evolving to support this process of creating, collaborating and sharing big data insights.

 

Additionally, the 3rd generation Intel Core vPro processor family drives significant improvements in compute performance as well as media and graphics capabilities for intelligent systems to meet the needs of compute-intensive applications in retail, industrial and healthcare industries. For example, the support for up to three independent displays makes it possible for a digital sign to drive more displays out of one system versus the previous-generation Intel Core processors. With Intel® Quick Sync Video and Intel® Clear Video HD Technology, medical diagnostic equipment can convert and process digital images and video streams faster, enabling delivery of smoother visuals for healthcare professionals to make timely and accurate diagnoses. The technology also enables end-to-end high definition video conferencing for business users.

 

The performance improvements also provide the processing power needed to run real-time analytics applications such as Intel® Audience Impression Metrics Suite (Intel® AIM Suite). Intel AIM Suite is an audience detection technology designed for digital signs and retail solutions that need instant metrics gathering to offer more targeted advertising and advanced measurement.

 

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, Intel Core vPro, Ultrabook and the Intel logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

 

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Celebrating 25 years in Brazil, Intel today held its Intel Developers Forum in Brazil, now the world’s third largest PC market after China and the US. The event included announcements of Banco do Brasil adopting Intel’s Identity Protection Technology for its online banking customers. In addition, Intel announced a public school initiative that will put Classmate Convertible PCs into the hands of over 160,000 Brazilian elementary school students. Intel first launched its Education Program in Brazil over a decade ago, and has since helped 500,000 students across 600 cities there.

Building on its commitment to deliver the industry’s most comprehensive lineup of channel ready motherboards, systems and chassis, Intel today announced an expanded offering for the just released Intel® Xeon® processor E5- 2400 product family. The offering includes four new motherboards spanning a range of entry level customer needs, from SMB to enterprise and the cloud. Read more here.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.
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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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To offer a range of energy-efficient and affordable solutions for server and workstation customers, Intel introduced twenty-eight processors across three product families: Intel Xeon processors E5-4600 product family designed to bring efficient performance into a four-socket server configuration for customers seeking additional performance, density and flexibility; Intel Xeon processors E5-2400 product family to make the performance and reliability of two-socket servers more affordable for small and medium sized businesses; Intel Xeon processors E3-1200 v2 product family, first server processors based on 22nm Tri-Gate transistors, to deliver improved performance per watt, data security for small businesses or high-density environments and professional-grade graphics for entry workstation customers.

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Majority of U.S. adults say others divulge too much information about themselves online.
  • One-third of U.S. adults are more comfortable sharing information online than in person.
  • One in five U.S. adults admits to sharing false information online.

 

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 9, 2012 – According to a recent survey sponsored by Intel Corporation and conducted by Ipsos Observer* on "Mobile Etiquette" and "Digital Sharing," 9 out of 10 American adults believe that people are sharing too much information about themselves online, with nearly half of U.S. adults reporting that they feel overwhelmed by the amount of information shared.

 

Intel's 2012 "Mobile Etiquette" survey evaluated the current state of mobile manners (compared to previous surveys commissioned by Intel in 2009 and 2011). The survey also examined how U.S. adults share and consume information online and how certain digital sharing behaviors impact culture and relationships.

 

A 2012 report from the Pew Research Center1 reports that 77 percent of U.S. adults own a laptop or desktop computer, 44 percent own a smartphone and 18 percent own a tablet, with 1 in 10 U.S. adults owning all 3 mobile devices. In addition to owning mobile devices, U.S. adults are spending an increasingly significant amount of time online. Nielsen2 recently reported that 117.6 million people visited the Internet via a mobile device last year. As the availability of mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, netbooks, laptops, Ultrabook systems) increases, a continued awareness of how people use their devices is also on the rise.

 

One-third of U.S. adults (33 percent) responding to the Intel "Mobile Etiquette" survey said they are more comfortable sharing information online than in person. If it wasn't for the ability to share and consume information online via mobile devices, nearly half of U.S. adults (46 percent) feel they would not know what is happening with their family and friends.

 

"What it means to be 'digital' is something we are all having to negotiate," said Intel Fellow Dr. Genevieve Bell, director of user interaction and experience at Intel Labs. "As new technologies, devices and services appear, everyone will continue to sort out how all of this will fit into our lives – and how we use these devices and services to connect with others. It has become so much easier to share the small details of our lives with our friends and family, but I think some people are still figuring out the right balance between staying connected and 'over-sharing.'"

 

"The work we do at Intel, from product development to consumer research, helps us enable the experiences that people will love," Bell continued. "As technology continues to evolve, the ability to create, share and consume information is becoming more and more abundant. The latest Intel 'Mobile Etiquette' survey highlights the fact that people are still grappling with how to balance the benefits of mobile technology with the downsides – this means we all still have those moments of poor mobile manners."

 

Intel enables the mobile lifestyles that are possible today with products powered by the visibly smart Intel® Core™ processors and the Intel® Atom™ processor family, as well as cloud-based services that allow consumers to create, share and consume content and enjoy amazing digital experiences anytime, anywhere. As an innovator behind the technology powering mobile devices and mobile lifestyles, Intel is on a continued quest to understand consumers' changing mobile usage models, how it impacts consumers' lives, and how technology should evolve in the future. This drives Intel innovation to create the technology experiences that people desire and love.

 

Key Survey Findings

According to Intel's recent "Mobile Etiquette" survey, an overwhelming majority of U.S. adults (85 percent) share information online, with one-quarter of U.S. adults sharing information at least once a day. Nearly one-quarter of U.S. adults (23 percent) feel they are missing out when they are not able to share or consume information online.

 

The Intel survey revealed that while digital sharing on mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, netbooks, laptops, and Ultrabook systems) helps us stay connected to others, the tendency to perhaps share too much information can annoy some people. U.S. adults reported the following digital sharing behaviors as top pet peeves: people who constantly complain (59 percent), people who post inappropriate/explicit photos (55 percent), and people who share information that they would consider private (53 percent).

 

Intel survey respondents stated that they wish people thought more about how others perceive them when reading shared information online, and how this can cause people to form opinions based on a person's online personality and sharing behavior. Four out of 10 U.S. adults reported that they typically choose not to associate with people whose opinions they disagree with online.

 

More than one-quarter of respondents (27 percent) stated that they are an open book —both in person and online — and that there is very little they would not share online. However, only about half of U.S. adults (51 percent) said that they would feel comfortable if all of their online activity was made public. Perhaps this is because 27 percent of U.S. adults admit to having a different personality online than in person, and 1 in 5 U.S. adults (19 percent) reported that they have shared false information online.

 

Most U.S. adults (81 percent) believe that mobile manners are becoming worse (compared to 75 percent of U.S. adults surveyed a year ago), and 92 percent of U.S. adults wish people practiced better mobile etiquette in public. As a follow up to Intel's "Mobile Etiquette" surveys in 2009 and 2011, U.S. adults continue to report that the top 3 pet peeves are texting or typing while driving a car (77 percent), talking on a device loudly in a public place (64 percent), and having the volume too loud in a public place (55 percent).

 

The Emily Post Institute's Take on Manners for a New World

With technology advancements by Intel and other companies making it easier than ever to share content from anywhere and at any time, the recent Intel survey revealed that the majority of U.S. adults (86 percent) agree that social etiquette needs to be updated to include guidelines on "Mobile Etiquette" and "Digital Sharing."

 

"The Intel survey results clearly show that we love being connected. Sharing and getting together online are integral parts of building and maintaining relationships," explains author and etiquette expert Anna Post of The Emily Post Institute. "But we're still finding our way when it comes to determining the most appropriate behavior in any given situation online. Should I post

 

a picture of my friend's newborn before she does? Is it acceptable to have 3 different online dating profiles? Does your entire social network want to know what you had for dinner last night? The Intel survey results help us to continue building etiquette guidelines for appropriate online behavior and sharing."

 

Live Audio Conference Call

Join Bell at 9 a.m. PDT today (May 9) for a live audio conference call that will further explore the findings of Intel's latest "Mobile Etiquette" survey. Bell will share her insights on the findings, as compared to her own work as an anthropologist and researcher. The conference call will conclude with a brief Q&A.

 

In Bell's role with Intel as the director of user interaction and experience in Intel Labs, she leads a research team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and computer scientists. This team shapes and helps create new Intel technology and products that are increasingly designed around people's needs and desires. In addition to leading this increasingly important area of research at Intel, Bell is an accomplished industry pundit on the intersection of culture and technology.

 

To attend, please register at: http://bit.ly/IntelMobileEtiquetteCall. Once you have registered, you will be provided with the information you need to join the conference, including dial-in numbers and passcodes.

 

Survey Methodology

The survey was conducted online within the United States by Ipsos Observer on behalf of Intel from March 1-16, 2012 among a nationally representative sample of 2,008 U.S. adults ages 18 and older with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points.

 

For additional information on Intel's "Mobile Etiquette" survey, visit www.intel.com/newsroom/mobileetiquette.

 

Fact Sheet

 

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According to Intel's 2012 "Mobile Etiquette" survey, an overwhelming majority of U.S. adults (85 percent) share information online, with one-quarter of U.S. adults sharing information at least once a day.

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According to Intel's 2012 "Mobile Etiquette" survey, 9 out of 10 U.S. adults believe that people share too much information about themselves online.

 

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1 Amy Mitchell, Tom Rosenstiel and Leah Christian; "Mobile Devices and News Consumption: Some Good Signs for Journalism"; http://stateofthemedia.org/2012/mobile-devices-and-news-consumption-some-good-signs-for-journalism/

 

2 "State of the Media: U.S. Digital Consumer Report Q3 – Q4 2011"; www.nielsen.com/content/dam/corporate/us/en/reports-downloads/2012-Reports/Digital-Consumer-Report-Q4-2012.pdf

Today Dell announced its latest Dell PowerEdge C5220 - the world’s first microserver to be based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v2 product family featuring the industry leading 22nm technology with 3D Tri-Gate transistors. The upcoming Intel Xeon family of single socket server processors will include lowest voltage Intel Xeon ever - 17 Watt as well as 45 Watt TDPs. Dell's micro servers with new processors are designed to deliver up to 95% more performance within the same rack and 50% more density compared to the previous generation of micro servers.

Nine out of 10 U.S. adults believe people are sharing too much information about themselves online according to Intel's 2012 "Mobile Etiquette" survey. Please join us Wed., May 9 at 9 a.m. PDT to hear Intel Fellow Genevieve Bell, director of user interaction and experience at Intel Labs, share her insights on the latest findings from Intel’s annual “Mobile Etiquette” survey and how the results compare to previous surveys commissioned by Intel in 2009 and 2011. A live Q&A session will follow. Register online now to receive conference call-in details.

Intel beta graphics drivers for the Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview are now available to support 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors with HD Graphics 4000/2500 and 2nd generation Intel Core processors with Intel HD Graphics 3000/2000. The 32-bit and 64-bit drivers provide support for Windows Display Driver Model version 1.2 (WDDM v1.2) features including flicker free rotation, native stereoscopic 3D and Microsoft DirectX* 11 video. Intel will provide regular driver updates for Windows 8 and encourages users to provide feedback and suggestions for future releases.

Dividend Increased to 90 cents Per Share on an Annual Basis

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 7, 2012 – Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors has approved a 7 percent increase in the quarterly cash dividend to 22.5 cents per share (90 cents per share on an annual basis), beginning with the dividend that will be declared in the third quarter of 2012.

 

Today's announcement is the third dividend increase in the past 18 months. Intel's dividend has increased every year over the past decade and was recently recognized as Dividend Channel’s ‘Top Dividend Stock of the Nasdaq 100.”

 

"2012 is expected to be another year of record revenues for Intel, with strong demand in our core business and significant progress in smartphones and other new growth areas,” said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. “This latest dividend increase is one more example of our commitment to return cash to our stockholders as we continue to generate strong cash flow fueled by the global growth of computing.”

 

Taken together since their inception, Intel's dividends and stock buyback program have returned approximately $112 billion to stockholders.

 

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A detailed discussion of these and other factors that could affect Intel’s results is included in Intel’s SEC filings, including the company’s latest earnings release, Form 10-Q and Form 10-K.

 

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