Intel Marks Energy-Efficient Milestone With 50-Watt, High-Performing Quad-Core Server Processors
Processors Represent Nearly Ten-Fold Power Consumption Improvement in Less than 2 Years
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 12, 2007 - Further expanding its quad-core processor family line-up, Intel Corporation today announced two energy-efficient 50-watt server processors that represent a 35- to nearly 60-percent decrease in power from Intel's existing 80- and 120-watt quad-core server products.
As companies increasingly focus on reducing electricity bills and cooling costs associated with their computing needs, these new processors, requiring just 12.5 watts of power for each of the four cores or processing engines, deliver similar performance yet set a new standard in energy efficiency.
Intel has introduced 11 server, workstation and desktop PC quad-core processors since November. Servers based on the new low-power, quad-core processors are designed for dense Internet datacenters, blade servers and industries such as financial services where the scale and density of servers are highly sensitive to power, real estate and cooling costs. The potential for cost savings by replacing aging infrastructure with Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors and deploying virtualization technology can be as much as $6,000 per year over the lifetime of each server based on Intel's own evaluations. READ MORE...