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Data Center Efficiency

Intel® processors intuitively conserve power in the data center

As data growth explodes, data center managers must raise efficiency to keep power usage and cooling demands in check. In many data centers today, the cost of electricity is second only to capital expenditures. To address this challenge, Intel has developed leading energy-efficient products and tools that significantly improve data center performance while conserving power. These efforts extend across the entirety of the data center to achieve greater levels of data center efficiency, including:

  • Cost Savings via Intel® Xeon® Processors: Next-generation processors automate energy consumption and provide industry-leading multi-core performance without increasing data center footprints or power demands1
  • Energy-Efficient Silicon: By using server and storage platforms optimized for performance per watt, data centers lay a foundation for efficiency, maximized workloads, and flexibility
  • More Efficient Virtualization: Using a platform approach to build a better physical server, Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) provides hardware assists in the CPU, the chipset, and networking devices that tune virtualization performance, reduce latencies, and avoid potential bottlenecks2

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Product and Performance Information


1. Intel consolidation based on replacing 15 four-year-old single-core Intel® Xeon® processor 3.8 GHz with 2M cache-based servers with one new Intel Xeon processor X5670-based server while maintaining performance as measured by SPECjbb2005* business operations per second. Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of Intel products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems or components they are considering purchasing. For more information, visit www.intel.com/performance/server/.

2. Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with an enabled Intel® processor, BIOS, and virtual machine monitor (VMM). Functionality, performance, or other benefits will vary depending on hardware and software configurations. Software applications may not be compatible with all operating systems. Consult your PC manufacturer. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/virtualization/virtualization-technology/hardware-assist-virtualization-technology.html.