Intel India on Tuesday announced the launch of Xeon processor E5-2600/1600 v3 to address the requirements of diverse workloads and the rapidly evolving needs of data centers.
The new processor family includes numerous enhancements that provide performance increases of up to 3 times over the previous generation, energy efficiency and additional security.
“The digital services economy imposes new requirements on the data center, requirement for automated, dynamic and scalable service delivery,” said Srinivas Tadigadapa, director – Enterprise Sales, Intel – South Asia.
Intel India addressing a press meet in Delhi said the target of the third version of Xeon processors will be servers, workstations, storage and networking infrastructure.
System manufacturers — Bull, Cray, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, Inspur, Lenovo, NEC, Oracle, Quanta, Radisys, SGI, Sugon and Supermicro, among many others — are expected to announce hundreds of Intel Xeon processor E5 v3 family-based platforms.
The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family will be offered with 26 different parts that range in price from $213 to $2,702 in quantities of 1,000.
Intel Xeon processor E5-1600 workstations will be offered with six different parts in prices ranging from $295 to $1,723.
With the new Xeon E5-2600 v3 product, Intel has introduced key sensors and telemetry that further enhances software defined infrastructure (SDI), the foundation for cloud computing.
In addition, Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product comes with new features that provide better visibility into the system.
The new processors include platform telemetry sensors and metrics for CPU, memory and I/O utilization. With the addition of thermal sensors for airflow and outlet temperature, the visibility and control has increased significantly from the prior generation.
With up to 18 cores per socket and 45MB of last-level cache, Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 product family provides up to 50 percent more cores and cache compared to the previous generation processors.
In addition, an extension to Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel AVX2)4 doubles the width of vector integer instructions to 256 bits per clock cycle for integer sensitive workloads and delivers up to 1.9x higher performance gains5.
The Xeon E5-2600 v3 product family also increases virtualization density, allowing support for up to 70 percent more VMs per server compared to the previous generation processors, which helps to reduce data center operational expenses.
Memory bandwidth constrained workloads will gain up to 1.4x higher performance compared to the previous generation7 with the support of next-generation DDR4 memory.
Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel AES-NI) have also been enhanced to accelerate data encryption and decryption by up to 2x without sacrificing application response times8.
The new per-core power states dynamically regulate and adjust power in each processor core for more power-efficient workload processing.
Combining both record performance and advanced efficiency features, the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family sets a new world record for server energy efficiency based on performance per watt.
The 10/40 gigabit Ethernet controller provides twice the bandwidth while consuming half the power compared with the previous generation.