Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 Series

Intel® Xeon® Processor 5000 Sequence

Overview

Designed for industry-leading performance and maximum energy efficiency, the Intel® Xeon® processor 5000 sequence delivers versatile one-way and two-way 64-bit multi-core servers and workstations that are ideally suited for a wide range of infrastructure, cloud, high-density, and high-performance computing (HPC) applications.

The Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series offers up to nine times faster performance over single-core servers.  It automatically places CPUs and memory into an optimal power state for maximum performance, while reducing energy use over single-core servers. Users can also mix different generations of Intel Xeon processors within the same pool, achieving a 9:1 server consolidation ratio, while reducing operating costs up to 90 percent, resulting in an estimated eight month ROI.

The Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series automatically regulates power consumption and intelligently adjusts server performance according to application demand, maximizing both energy cost savings and performance. Based on new 32nm Intel® microarchitecture, the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series reduces energy cost over single-core servers by automatically shifting the CPU and memory into the lowest available power state, while intelligently adjusting performance to application needs.

In addition, built-in hardware-assisted virtualization technology gives you the power and flexibility to virtualize different generations of Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers within the same virtualization pool, giving you the ability to migrate workloads to fewer servers at night to save energy.