HP,IBM and Dell have released new servers today with the new Intel processor xeon 5600 which is said to have high performance with low power consumption.There are two important compoenets in the xeoon 5600 microprocessor.They are,
- Intel® Intelligent Power Technology
- Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Intelligent Power Technology totally controls the power state and intelligently adjusts and shifts to lowest available power state whereas Intel® Turbo Boost Technology intelligently adjusts performance according to the request received
Following are the features of Intel Xeon Quad and Six cor microprocessor
- 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.3
- Automated Energy Efficiency that scales energy usage to
the workload to achieve optimal performance/watt and with
new 40 Watt options and lower power DDR3 memory, you
can lower your energy costs even further.
- Flexible virtualization that offers best-in-class performance
and manageability in virtualized environments to improve IT
infrastructure and enable up to 15:1 consolidation over two
socket, single-core servers.
Apart from the above features Intel processor also has the new provision for security.Server deployments can be secure with the help of Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions.
With this new processor,all the servers shipped today are expected to have 60% performance increase when compared to the latest chip released last year.
I think it is very much necessary for all the hardware industries to release their products with a very high performance compared to the existing one as already people have started to look for multitasking and also cloud computing is on the way to reduce the investments on hardware.