Posted By Rich Miller On March 31, 2009 @ 7:15 am In Intel | No Comments
Intel’s news Xeon 5500 processor (Nehalem EP) was launched yesterday , and touted as a historic leap forward in power and energy efficiency. Each processor features four cores and automated energy efficiency enhancements, providing users with greater control of their energy expenditures. Intel says the Xeon 5500 features a processor idle power level of only 10 watts, enabling a 50 percent reduction in system idle power compared to the previous generation. New integrated power gates allow idle cores to power down independently.
The Intel Xeon processor 5500  series also offers up to 15 automated operating states, allowing significant improvements in chip power management by adjusting system power consumption based on real-time throughput. Intel says these features can allow customers who replace older Intel Xeon servers with the 5500 series to recoup their costs in as little as 8 months.
Here’s our roundup of analysis and commentary about the Xeon 500 launch:
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 launched yesterday: http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20090330corp_sm.htm?iid=pr1_releasepri_20090330smr
 Intel Xeon processor 5500: http://www.intel.com/products/processor/xeon5000/index.htm
 Why You Should Care About Intel’s New Server Chip: http://gigaom.com/2009/03/30/why-you-should-care-about-intels-new-server-chip/
 Intel Showcases ‘Transformational’ Nehalem: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/30/intel_nehalem_ep_launch/
 VentureBeat: http://venturebeat.com/2009/03/30/intel-launches-its-nehalem-server-chips-to-enable-cloud-computing/
 Rebooting the Data Center: http://www.siliconvalleywatcher.com/mt/archives/2009/03/rebooting_the_d.php
 EE Times: http://www.eetimes.com/news/semi/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=216401876
 TG Daily: http://www.tgdaily.com/html_tmp/content-view-41886-135.html
 HP: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2009/090330xb.html
 IBM: http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/info/x/newgeneration/?sa_campaign=message/leaf3/stg/announcement/x86
 Rackable.: http://www.rackable.com/news/pressrelease.aspx?prid=665
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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