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Server Upgrade

Game-changing performance starts with a simple refresh

Refreshing existing servers with the newest Intel® processors helps IT strengthen mission-critical systems. Users have access to more sophisticated business applications, available when and where they need them. And IT further benefits, as virtualization and consolidation reduce investments in hardware. Over time, smaller energy bills and simplified hardware management reduce total cost of ownership.

Intel® processors make the difference

Refreshing with the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series helps you run a leaner operation with smart performance and automated energy efficiency. Our top-of-the-line Intel Xeon processor E7 family is built with the power, scalability, and 24/7 reliability to handle today’s most data-demanding, mission-critical challenges.

With a server refresh, the numbers don’t lie: Servers refreshed to the Intel® Xeon® processor family show consolidation ratios as high as 15:11 over single-core 2-socket servers and 29:12over single-core 4-socket servers.

Upgrade to next-generation Intel Xeon processor–based servers for performance that supports your needs today with intelligent features to scale services into the future.

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Game-changing performance starts with a simple refresh


Product and Performance Information


1. Intel consolidation based on replacing 15 four-year-old single-core Intel® Xeon® processor 3.8 GHz with 2M cache-based servers with one new Intel Xeon processor X5670-based server while maintaining performance as measured by SPECjbb2005* business operations per second. Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of Intel products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems or components they are considering purchasing. For more information, visit www.intel.com/performance/server/.

2. Claim based on comparison between 4S Intel® Xeon® MP CPU 3.3Ghz (single-core with hyper-threading, 1MB L2, 8MB L3, Potomac) and 4S Intel® Xeon® X7560 (8 core, 2.26GHz)-based servers. Calculation includes analysis based on performance, power, cooling, electricity rates, operating system annual license costs, and estimated server costs. This assumes 42U racks, $0.10 per kWh, cooling costs are 2x the server power consumption costs, operating system license cost of $900/year per server, per-server cost of $36,000 based on estimated list prices, and estimated server utilization rates. All dollar figures are approximate. SPECint*_rate_base2006 performance and power results are measured for X7560 and Xeon 3.3GHz-based servers. Platform power was measured during the steady state window of the benchmark run and at idle. Performance gain compared to baseline was 20x. Baseline platform (measured score of 33.8): Intel server with four Intel® Xeon® MP CPU 3.3Ghz (single core w/HT, 1MB L2, 8MB L3) processors, 16GB memory (8x2GB DDR2-400), two hard drives, one power supply, using Red Hat EL* 5.3 x86_64 operating system. New platform (measured score of 705): Intel internal reference server with four Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 (24M Cache, 2.26 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology), Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, 256GB memory (64x 4GB QR DDR3-1333), one hard drive, two power supplies, using SuSE Linux* 11, cpu2006.1.1.ic11.1.linux64.binaries.nov242009.tar.bz2 binaries. For more information, visit www.intel.com/performance/server/.