Intel Plugs Both Your Sockets with Intel® Xeon® Processors E5-2600
This Editor’s Pick from The Register reports on Intel’s unveiling of its latest processor, the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600, designed for two-socket x86 servers. Intended as a mainstream box for the data center, the new processor packs a lot of power into 2,263,000,000 transistors on a silicon wafer that has 416 square millimeters of area. Among the many new features in the architecture is support for Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions floating point math and integration of PCI Express* 3.0 controllers into the I/O subsystem right there on the die. The PCI Express 3.0 controller implements 40 lanes of I/O traffic. This article also looks at technical details around cache, memory, bandwidth, clock speed, encryption acceleration, and multi-threading technology on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 and makes comparisons to previous-generation products from Intel.