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September 9, 2014updated 06 Dec 2016 10:22am

Intel introduces fastest server chips

50% more cores and cache and support for DDR4 memory to boost application performance.

By CBR Staff Writer

Intel has introduced the next generation Xeon chip for data centres, which provides more processing cores and power saving features and better performance than its predecessors.

The processor will be used in workstations, servers, storage and networking infrastructure to perform power workloads like high-performance computing, telecommunications, data analytics and back-end processing for the Internet of Things.

The Xeon E5-2600 v3 product family is reportedly the fastest server chips to date, and the company has added telemetry to enhance the Software defined infrastructure (SDI).

The new processors will have cache monitoring feature which would provide data to enable orchestration tools to place and rebalance workloads, helping in faster completion times.

It will also have increased virtualisation density which would facilitate 70% more VMs per server when compared to the previous generation chips.

The chipmaker has also enhanced its Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel AES-NI) to accelerate the process of data encryption and description.

Xeon is produced using energy-efficient 22nm, 3-D Tri-Gate technology which cuts power consumption of the transistors making the server more energy efficient.

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Intel Data Center Group general manager Diane Bryant said: "The digital services economy imposes new requirements on the data center, requirements for automated, dynamic and scalable service delivery."

"Our new Intel processors deliver unmatched performance, energy efficiency and security, as well as provide visibility into the hardware resources required to enable software defined infrastructure. By enabling the re-architecture of the data center, Intel is helping companies fully exploit the benefits of cloud-based services."

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