Microservers are an emerging form factor of servers designed to process workloads for hyper-scale data centers. Because of its high density and energy-efficient design, the infrastructure (such as fan and power supply) of a microserver can be shared by tens or, potentially, hundreds of physical server nodes, eliminating the space and power consumption of duplicate infrastructure components.
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v2 product family for microservers
When you’re looking for a microserver with the best performance per watt, look no further than an efficient Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v2 product family-based solution. Up to 39 percent1,2 more energy efficient than the previous generation, the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v2 product family lets you scale out your web services while scaling down your power consumption.
Intel® Atom™ processor S1200 product family
Need microservers that are big on density and energy efficiency? The Intel® Atom™ processor S1200 product family allows you to maximize rack space and reduce energy costs with microservers that require less than 10 watts per server node. The Intel Atom processor supports full server class features including 64-bit instruction set, ECC memory, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel Virtualization Technology, and more. With common x86 architecture, your software environment can be easily scaled across all platforms with Intel Xeon and Intel Atom processors. No porting is required.
Microservers are a high-density yet low-power solution for workloads that need to scale as demand grows.
Test your own software on microservers featuring Intel® Atom™ and Intel® Xeon® processors and analyze potential options and benefits.
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1. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.
2. Source: Performance comparison using SPECpower_ssj*2008 benchmark results using Java SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_30-b12), Java HotSpot 64-Bit Server VM (build 20.5-b03, mixed mode). Baseline result of 3079 ssj*_ops/watt on prior generation Intel® Xeon ® Processor E3-1260L (Quad-Core, 2.4GHz, 8MB L3 cache), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled, 8GB memory (2x 4GB DDR3-1333 UDIMM), 64GB SATA SSD, Windows Server2008R2 SP1. New result of 4291 ssj*_ops/watt on current generation Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1265Lv2 (Quad-core, 2.5GHz, 8MB L3 cache, E0-stepping), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled, 8GB memory (2x 4GB DDR3-1600 UDIMM), 64G 3Gb/s SATA SSD, Windows 2008 R2 SP1. Source: Intel internal testing as of Mar 2012.