A Look at Intel’s New Processor

intel officialIn a bid to provide organizations business insight through real-time analytics and enhanced performance for mission-critical computing, Intel has announced the Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product families.

Considering the current and future demand for in-memory computing, Gartner believes that revenue in this market will exceed $9.5 billion by year-end 2018, and at least 50 percent of large organizations will adopt in-memory computing to enable digital business strategies.

Some of the salient features include:
• With 20 new performance world records across mission-critical applications, the new processor achieves a 40 percent average performance improvement compared to the prior generation.

• The processor delivers up to 6x improvement in business processing application performance for in-memory transactional workloads optimized with the new Intel Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel TSX).

• With up to 18 cores, a 20 percent increase in cores compared to the prior generation, and up to 45 megabytes of last-level cache, the processor can deliver up to 70 percent more decision support analytic sessions per hour.

• The product delivers up to 10x greater performance per dollar and reduces the TCO by 85 percent compared to alternative RISC architectures by reducing the cost of hardware, and power and cooling.

• The processor supports configurations up to 32 sockets with support for the industry’s largest memory capacity per socket (8-socket systems are capable of supporting up to 12 terabytes of DDR3 or DDR4 memory technology).

• New security and reliability capabilities include cryptographic performance via the Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel AES-NI), as well as micro-architectural improvements.

• Intel Run Sure Technology, a unique set of reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS) features for the Intel Xeon processor E7 family 8, is enhanced with new features designed to further ensure five nines availability for mission-critical applications.

• The product comprises 12 processor models, including multiple segment optimized processors such as two high-frequency models that are designed for a subset of database applications requiring the fastest cores available.

Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 family provides the largest memory footprint of 1.5 TB per socket compared to up to 1 TB per socket delivered by alternative architectures, based on published specs.

In the digital services economy, success or failure can depend on how quickly businesses act on insight from vast stores of data,” said Diane Bryant, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Group, Intel.

Starting today, 17system manufacturers globally will announce Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 family-based platforms. These include Bull, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, Inspur, Lenovo, NEC, Oracle, PowerLeader, Quanta, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro and ZTE.

The Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 product family will be offered with 12 different processor models that range from $1,224 to $7,175 in quantities of 1,000.

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