Intel Rolls Out Sandy Bridge E5 Processors

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Today Intel rolled out their Xeon E5-2600 processors (also known as “Jaketown”and “Sandy Bridge-EP”) for two-socket servers.

Supporting up to eight cores per processor and up to 768GB of system memory, the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family increases performance by up to 80 percent compared to the previous-generation Intel Xeon processor 5600 series. The family also supports Intel Advanced Vector Extension (Intel AVX) that increases the performance on compute-intensive applications such as financial analysis, media content creation and high performance computing up to 2 times.

Of particular interest to the HPC crowd, the E5-2600 product family is the first server processor to integrate the I/O controller supporting PCI Express* 3.0 directly into the microprocessor. According to Intel, this integration reduces latency up to 30 percent compared to prior generations and can triple IO processor bandwidth. Read the Full Story.