The Intel® Xeon® Processor Family
The latest Intel® Xeon® processors usher in a new era of intelligent performance that takes energy-efficiency and compute density to new heights, while delivering best-in-class support for virtualization, consolidation, and cloud computing. Servers based on these processors can help you create a standardized, reliable IT infrastructure that helps you drive down data center space, power, cooling, and management costs, while providing exceptional performance and reliability, even for your most data-demanding applications.
Intelligent PerformanceIntel Xeon processors offer leadership performance across multiple industry benchmarks1 in servers that range in size from 1 to 256 sockets. The latest processors boost performance by up to 80 percent versus the prior generation,2 and include advanced technologies to address key data center challenges. They deliver better performance per watt by intelligently adapting processor frequencies to match workloads. They provide hardware assists for virtualization, so you can consolidate more applications on fewer servers with better performance. These processors also provide advanced security features, including Intel® Advanced Encryption Standards New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI), which reduces the performance penalties of encryption, and Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT),◊ which provides hardware-based resistance to software attacks that occur before the virtual machine boots. With these and other advantages, the latest Intel Xeon processors provide the ideal foundation for the next-generation data center.
Security, Reliability, and EfficiencyIntel Xeon processor-based systems are built with advanced features that give you the headroom, reliability, and compatibility you need to keep pace with an ever-changing business environment. Advanced reliability and security features work to maintain data integrity, accelerate encrypted transactions, maximize availability, and provide a foundation for trusted infrastructure. Advanced power management technologies optimize energy-efficiency and virtually eliminate the power draw for inactive portions of the chip, while intelligently ramping up performance for peak workloads.
Processor Systems: Intel® Xeon® Processor
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600/1600 Product FamiliesBased on a new Intel microarchitecture and Intel’s leading-edge 32nm process technology, the latest Intel Xeon processor E5 families deliver up to 80 percent2 more performance than previous-generation processors. They offer more cores, cache, and memory capacity, and include Intel® Integrated I/O, which increases I/O capacity and reduces latency up to 30 percent.3 Intel® Intelligent Power Technology dynamically optimizes energy-efficiency to keep performance high and costs down across the data center. These processors are ideal for demanding technical applications, since Intel® Advanced Vector Instructions (Intel® AVX) boosts performance up to 2x for vector and floating point operations.4