Intel recently announced the release of the new Xeon 7500 serer CPU- designed based on the 45nm hi-k manufacturing process technology. The new chip compliments IBM's ex5 servers initiative of increased productivity and reliability with decreased server space. The system x 3690 x5 server is a scalable server designed to yield maximum memory for most workloads. An article from Tech World today goes in depth on Intel's new processors-
"The Intel Xeon processor 7500 series offers unique scalability through modular building blocks enabled by Intel QuickPath Technology interconnect. The Xeon 7500 Processor series features 24MB of L3 cache and the Intel Scalable Memory Interconnect results in 9 times the memory bandwidth of prior generations, supporting up to 1TB of memory. Thermal Design Point (TDP) power levels of Xeon 7500 CPU ranges from 95 watts to 130 watts.
Since the Xeon 7500 Series CPU offers double performance compared to the previous 7400 series, most of the system manufactures which includes Bull, Cisco, Cray, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM, Oracle, SGI, Supermicro and Quanta will soon introduce system based on the Intel Xeon processor 7500 processors."
Increased efficiency, fewer machines, and more virtual memory options make the pairing a very a smart business decision. With memory expansion users can now minimize costs and optimize performance "right out of the box." Get enterprise performance with and reliability with x5 innovation. For more on the new x5 servers, visit- http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/