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Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series Product Brief

Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series Product Brief

A Giant Leap of IT and Business Capabilities

In many organizations, IT infrastructure has begun to constrain business efficiency and growth. For the past decade, IT has rapidly added low-cost hardware to accommodate business growth. But with data centers now stretched to capacity in terms of power, cooling, and floor space, IT infrastr...ucture is actually limiting IT from investing in innovation. IDC estimates that for every dollar IT spends on hardware to support new users and applications, they spend another 50 cents on power and cooling for existing hardware.

As data centers reach the upper limits of their power and cooling capacity, efficiency has become the focus of extending the life of existing data centers and designing new ones. As part of these efforts, IT needs to refresh existing infrastructure with servers that deliver more performance and scalability, more efficiently. The Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series provides a foundation for IT management to refresh existing or design new data centers to achieve greater performance while using less energy and space, and dramatically reducing operating costs. This groundbreaking intelligent server technology features:
• Intelligent Performance that automatically optimizes performance to fit business and application requirements.
• Automated Energy Efficiency that scales energy usage to the workload to achieve optimal performance/watt and reduce operating costs.
• Flexible virtualization that offers best-in-class performance and manageability in virtualized environments to improve IT infrastructure and reduce costs.

New standard business servers, high-performance computing (HPC) systems, and workstations built with this new generation of Intel® microarchitecture code name Nehalem, offer an unprecedented opportunity to dramatically advance the efficiency of IT infrastructure and provide unmatched business capabilities.

Read the full Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series Product Brief.

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