Secure. Efficient. Simplified
When developing private clouds, data center virtualization provides a firm foundation. But virtualization can also expose inefficiencies in networking, storage, power management and security. Servers based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family offer enhanced I/O performance and energy-efficiency, plus hardened security protection for virtual and cloud environments.
Up to 2x Higher Bandwidth(3)
Intel® Integrated I/O moves the I/O subsystem on-die—reducing server platform latency up to 30%2 while increasing bandwidth by up to 2x(3) with support for the PCI Express* 3.0 specification.
Pervasive Encryption for Enterprise and Cloud
Encourage pervasive encryption by reducing the associated performance penalties with Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard–New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI).(6) Enhance data security through hardware-based resistance to malicious software attacks in virtual and cloud environments with Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT).(7)
Drive Down Energy Usage
Get up to 50% more performance per watt than previous generations with servers based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family.(5)
General Motion Performance, Trademark, and Benchmark Disclaimers
1 Source: Performance comparison using geometric mean of SPECint*_rate_base2006, SPECfp*_rate_base2006, STREAM*_MP Triad, and Linpack* benchmark results. Baseline geometric mean score of 166.75 on prior generation 2S Intel® Xeon® Processor X5690 platform based on best published SPECrate* scores to www.spec.org and best Intel internal measurements on STREAM*_MP Triad and Linpack as of 5 December 2011. New geometric mean score of 306.74 based on Intel internal measured estimates using an Intel® Rose City platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690, Turbo and EIST Enabled, with Hyper-Threading, 128 GB RAM, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux Server 6.1 beta for x86_6, Intel® Compiler 12.1, THP disabled for SPECfp_rate_base2006 and enabled for SPECint*_rate_base2006.
2 Intel measurements of average time for an I/O device read to local system memory under idle conditions. Improvement compares Xeon processor E5-2600 product family (230 ns) vs. Xeon processor 5500 series (340 ns). Baseline Configuration: Green City system with two Intel® Xeon processor E5520 (2.26GHz, 4C), 12GB memory @ 1333, C-States Disabled, Turbo Disabled, SMT Disabled, Rubicon* PCIe* 2.0 x8. New Configuration: Meridian system with two Intel® Xeon processor E5-2665 (C0 stepping, 2.4GHz, 8C), 32GB memory @1600 MHz, C-States Enabled, Turbo Enabled. The measurements were taken with a LeCroy* PCIe* protocol analyzer using Intel internal Rubicon (PCIe* 2.0) and Florin (PCIe* 3.0) test cards running under Windows* 2008 R2 w/SP1.
3 8 GT/s and 128b/130b encoding in PCIe 3.0 specification enables double the interconnect bandwidth over the PCIe 2.0 specification. Source: http://www.pcisig.com/news_room/November_18_2010_Press_Release/
4 Source: Performance comparison using Linpack benchmark. Baseline score of 159.4 based on Intel internal measurements as of 5 December 2011 using a Supermicro* X8DTN+ system with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5690, Turbo Enabled, EIST Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 48 GB RAM, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux Server 6.1 beta for x86_6. New score of 347.7 based on Intel internal measurements using an Intel® Rose City platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690, Turbo Enabled or Disabled, EIST Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 64 GB RAM, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux Server 6.1 beta for x86_6
5 Source: Performance comparison using SPECint*_rate_base2006 benchmark result divided by the processor TDP. Baseline score of 416 on prior generation 2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5690 (130W TDP) based on best-published score to www.spec.org as of 5 December 2011. For more details, see: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2011q4/cpu2006-20111121-19037.html. New score of 659 based on Intel internal measured estimates using an Intel® Rose City platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690 (135W TDP), Turbo Enabled, EIST Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 128 GB RAM, Intel® Compiler 12.1, THP enabled, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux Server 6.1 beta for x86_6.
Cloud Computing Performance, Trademark & Benchark Disclaimers
6 Source: testing with Oracle Database Enterprise Edition 18.104.22.168 with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) AES-256 shows as much as a 10x speedup when inserting one million rows 30 times into an empty table on the Intel® Xeon processor X5680 (3.33 GHz, 36 MB RAM) using Intel IPP routines, compared to the Intel® Xeon® processor X5560 (2.93 GHz, 36 MB RAM) without Intel IPP.
7 No computer system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) requires a computer with Intel® Virtualization Technology, an Intel TXT-enabled processor, chipset, BIOS, Authenticated Code Modules and an Intel TXT-compatible measured launched environment (MLE). Intel TXT also requires the system to contain a TPM v1.s. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/technology/security
General Purpose Trademark & Benchmark Disclaimers
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