Introducing the Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series, offering exceptional scalable performance with advanced reliability for your customer's most demanding applications.
Based on the industry-leading Nehalem microarchitecture, the Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series delivers breakthrough performance and bandwidth, advanced virtualization technology, and advanced RAS. Built to handle your customer’s most demanding applications, the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series delivers a quantum leap in enterprise computing performance.
The Intel Xeon processor 7500 series combines up to eight cores and 16 processing threads in a single device. The result is up to 3.8x1 better performance compared to the prior generation Intel® Xeon® processor 7400 series.
Take advantage of the industry’s highest virtualization performance, with up to 3.7x2 better virtual machine performance than previous generations, with support for combining servers from multiple generations into the same virtualized server pool.
The new Intel® Xeon® Processor 7500 series delivers up to 20x3 performance per server over four socket single-core servers, enabling 20:1 server consolidation,4 up to 90 percent5 lower operating costs, and an estimated return on investment in under one year.6
Additional information on platforms supporting the Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series
- Quanta Computer*: QSSCS-S4R, 4U, four socket integrated system (PDF 373KB)
- Supermicro*: Four socket motherboard (PDF 286KB) , 1U (PDF 354KB) and 4U (PDF 384KB) system
1Intel comparison of the Intel® Xeon X7560 vs. the Intel® Xeon® X7460 using the Specfp_ratebase2006*; analysis provided for informational purposes only.
2Intel comparison replacing one X7460 based server with one new X7560 processor based server. Consolidation Performance on VMmark* benchmark. Comparison based on Intel internally measured as of 12 February 2010. 4S Intel® Xeon® processor X7460 based platform details IBM System x* 3850M2 server system with four Intel Xeon processors X7460 (16M cache, 2.66GHz, 6.4GT/s Intel QPI, 6C), 128GB (32x 4GB PC2-5300 667MHz Registered ECC DDR2 DIMMs, VMware ESX* 3.5.0 U3 GA. Referenced as published at 20.2 @ 14 tiles. For more information, see: VMware® VMark™ V1.1 Results (PDF 44.8KB). 4S Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 based platform details Intel® 7500 Chipset-based reference server platform with four Intel® Xeon® Processor X7560 (8-Core, 2.26 GHz, 24MB L3 cache, 6.4GT/s QPI), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology enabled, NUMA enabled, prefetchers enabled, 512GB (64x 8GB DDR3-1066) memory, VMware* ESX 4.0 Update 1 patch X, 2x Intel® 10 Gb CX4 Dual-Port Server Adapter, FC SAN 2x QLogic QLA2462, 16x 32GB SSD disk storage system. Source: Intel internal testing as of February 2010 referenced as estimated score of 75 @ 50 tiles.
3Intel performance comparison using SPECjbb2005* business operations per second between five-year-old single-core Intel® Xeon® processor 3.33GHz based servers and one new Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 based server. Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of Intel® products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems or components they are considering purchasing. For more information, visit www.intel.com/performance/server.
4Intel internal measurement based on comparison between 4S Intel® Xeon® MP CPU 3.3Ghz (Single core w/ HT, 1MB L2, 8MB L3, Potomac) and 4S Intel® Xeon® X7560 (8 core, 2.26GHz) based servers. Calculation includes analysis based on performance, power, cooling, electricity rates, operating system annual license costs and estimated server costs. This assumes 42U racks, $0.10 per kWh, cooling costs are 2x the server power consumption costs, operating system license cost of $900/year per server, per server cost of $36,000 based on estimated list prices, and estimated server utilization rates. All dollar figures are approximate. SPECint_rate_base2006* performance and power results are measured for X7560 and Xeon 3.3GHz based servers. Platform power was measured during the steady state window of the benchmark run and at idle. Performance gain compared to baseline was 20x. Baseline platform (measured score of 33.8): Intel server with four Intel® Xeon® MP CPU 3.3Ghz (single core w/HT, 1MB L2, 8MB L3) processors, 16GB memory (8x2GB DDR2-400), 2 hard drives, 1 power supply, using Redhat EL 5.3 x86_64 operating system. New platform (measured score of 705): Intel internal reference server with four Intel® Xeon® Processor X7560 (24M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology), 256GB memory (64x 4GB QR DDR3-1333), 1 hard drive, 2 power supplies, using SuSE* LINUX 11,cpu2006.1.1.ic11.1.linux64.binaries.nov242009.tar.bz2 binaries.
5Intel comparison replacing 20 five-year-old single-core Intel® Xeon® processor 3.33GHz based servers with one new Intel Xeon processor X7560 based server. Costs have been estimated based on internal Intel analysis and are provided for informational purposes only.
6Intel comparison replacing 20 five-year-old single-core Intel® Xeon® processor 3.33GHz servers with one new Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 based server. Return on investment has been estimated based on internal Intel analysis and is provided for informational purposes only.