Dual-core Xeon 7100 series processors

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Features: Intel Corporation has unveiled eight new

Dual-Core Intel Xeon 7100 series processors designed for multi-processor


Previously codenamed “Tulsa,” the Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 7100 series
delivers on key requirements to support the demands of enterprise applications:

top performance and reliability. The processor family also includes lower-power,

95 watt options that reduce associated energy costs.

The Dual-Core Intel Xeon 7100 processor series offers up to twice the
performance and nearly three times better performance per watt over previous

Intel Xeon MP processors. These processors are also socket compatible with the

currently shipping platform, speeding deployment and reducing qualification

costs and validation times.Dual-Core Intel Xeon 7100 series processors

Using the SPECjbb 2005 benchmark, the Fujitsu-Siemens PRIMERGY RX630 S3 server
based on the Dual-Core Intel Xeon 7140M processor broke the previous record with

a score of 178,201 business operations per second.

A Dell PowerEdge 6800 server based on the Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 71400M
smashed another world record by scoring 16,320 QphH using the TPC-H benchmark,

which measures database performance.

Servers based on these platforms are an excellent choice for server
consolidation -- particularly in virtualised environments -- and for running

demanding enterprise workloads such as database, enterprise resource planning (ERP),

customer relationship management (CRM) and e-commerce applications. Servers

based on the Dual-Core Xeon 7100 series processors are expected to be available

from more than 40 system manufacturers worldwide starting today, a intel

statement said.

Tom Kilroy, vice president and general manager of Intel's Digital Enterprise
Group, said, “Today's introduction continues an historic 'summer of servers'

for Intel where we have now delivered a record 23 new processors in three market

segments in less than 100 days.” “The Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor 7100

series is the best choice for demanding enterprise workloads based on new world

record benchmarks, significantly outperforming the industry in key areas while

not compromising on the reliability and investment protection that is so

critical,” he added.

“In collaboration with Intel, IBM has set the standard for commercial
processing performance with its System x servers based on IBM X3

Architecture,” said Susan Whitney, general manager, IBM System x. “We look

forward to expanding our System x portfolio with the Intel Xeon Processor 7100

series to offer clients unparalleled performance for their most demanding

enterprise resource planning, database processing and server consolidation