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Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series
An Intelligent Approach to IT Challenges

The Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series can dramatically advance the efficiency of IT infrastructure and provide unmatched business capabilities.
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“Today is the greatest leap in performance in the history of server processors,” according to Pat Gelsinger, Senior Vice President, GeneralManager, Digital Enterprise Group, Intel Corporation. Listen as he introduces the new world record performance of the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500∆ series at the Santa Clara launch event. In many organizations, IT infrastructure has begun to constrain business efficiency and growth. For the past decade, IT has rapidly added low-cost hardware to accommodate business growth. But with data centers nowstretched to capacity in terms of power, cooling, and floor space, IT infrastructure is actually limiting IT from investing in innovation. IDC estimates that for every dollar IT spends on hardware to support new users and applications, they spend another 50 cents on power and cooling for existing hardware.1

A Giant Leap for IT and Business Capabilities
As data centers reach the upper limitsof their power and cooling capacity, efficiency has become the focus of extending the life of existing data centers and designing new ones. As part of these efforts, IT needs to refresh existing infrastructure with servers that deliver more performance and scalability, more efficiently. The Intel® Xeon® processor 5500∆ series provides a foundation for IT management to refresh existing or designnew data centers to achieve greater performance while using less energy and space, and dramatically reducing operating costs. This groundbreaking intelligent server technology features: • Intelligent Performance that automatically optimizes performance to fit business and application requirements. • Automated Energy Efficiency that scales energy usage to the workload to achieve optimalperformance/watt and reduce operating costs. • Flexible virtualization that offers best-in-class performance and manageability in virtualized environments to improve IT infrastructure and reduce costs. New standard business servers, high-performance computing (HPC) systems, and workstations built with this new generation of Intel® Microarchitecture, codenamed Nehalem, offer an unprecedented opportunity todramatically advance the efficiency of IT infrastructure and provide unmatched business capabilities.

Refreshing ROI
Research shows that upgrading to multi-core servers with higher performing, more efficient processors can accelerate data center ROI, saving on power and cooling, space, labor, and software licensing costs. By refreshing IT infrastructure with more energy-efficient systems, yougain capacity to grow and to increase IT performance. The cost savings from energy alone will pay for new servers in about eight months.2 With up to 9x the performance compared to installed single-core servers,3 up to 50 percent lower server idle power compared to the previous generation,4 and unique virtualization capabilities, Intel Microarchitecture Nehalem lets you deliver more businessresults from every clock cycle, every IT man-hour, every watt, and every inch of data center space. The lower TCO and groundbreaking performance of the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series offers the opportunity to transform the competitiveness of your business and the economics of your data center.


Performance That Adapts to Your Software Environment
Application performance is critical forday-to-day business operations, as well as creating new products and reaching new customers. But many data centers are now at capacity, and new data centers are expensive to build. By refreshing data center infrastructure with more efficient servers, you can deliver additional performance and scalability within the same energy and space footprint. The Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, with Intel...
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