Dunnington Delivers Energy Efficient Performance

Good news for the enterprise - the latest "Tick" of Intel's "Tick Tock Model" has made its way to the high-end 4 socket segment and the energy efficiency improvements are sure to make an IT manager smile.

With the launch of Intel® Xeon® Processor 7400 series, the entire Intel® Xeon Processor product line is now using 45nm process technology, hafnium based hi-k dielectrics, metal gates and enhanced Intel Core Microarchitecture. The results are just what you have come to expect - improved energy efficient performance because of higher performance delivered by more cores and processor architecture improvements using faster, lower leakagetransistors.

What does this really mean to you?

  • Do you need better performance? How does up to a 50% improvement over previous generation Intel® Xeon® 7300 processors sound?

  • Is power a concern? A server configured with Intel® Xeon® 7400 Processors consumes ~equal or less power than the previous processor generation.

  • Combined, the performance and power improvements deliver up to a 54% improvement in energy efficiency.

  • Given the breadth of Intel® Xeon® 7400 Processor choices - from 6 core 2.66GHz (130W TDP) processors down to 2.13GHz (50W) 4-Core to the 2.13GHz (65W) 6-Core that is the lowest power per-core processor on the market, you can choose the right processor to deliver the balance of performance and power that meets your compute needs.

In summary, with the Intel® Xeon® 7400 Processors, you can deploy the same number of servers in your data center while increasing your performance capacity or deploy fewer servers to complete the same amount of work while reducing power consumption. Using the best energy efficiency servers is a great first step toward increasing the efficiency and performance of your datacenter - look for a follow on blog later this week from Dave Hill to talk about other actions that you can take to reduce your power consumption and carbon footprint too.