Silicon Mechanics announced the availability of a range of products built with the newly launched Intel Xeon processor E5-2600v2 product family. Compared to the previous generation Intel Xeon processor, the new processor features improved performance, energy efficiency, and security, the company says.
The E5-2600v2 replaces Sandy Bridge 32nm lithography with 22nm 3-D Tri-Gate transistors, for improved performance and energy efficiency. Other improvements include higher core count, with up to 12 cores/24 threads, and up to 30 MB third-level cache, all in the same thermal design points (TDP) as previous generation Xeon processors. The new architecture offers higher clock speed, up to 3.5 GHz, as well as higher memory speed support, up to 1866 MHz.
Security is enhanced by the inclusion of new data protection technology with Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel AES-NI) and Intel Secure Key, which encourages encryption by reducing performance penalties. Other Intel Platform Protection Technology features improve security by strengthening malware protection, increasing security against a variety of digital threats, and reducing platform surface attacks.
"Customers who select the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600v2 product family can stay within their current price band and get higher frequency or more cores for the same investment. Or customers can choose the same features as previous years, for a lower price," said Silicon Mechanics director of sales, Michael Fein.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.