Intel has launched the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family. Supporting up to eight cores per processor and up to 768GB of system memory, the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 increases performance by up to 80 per cent, compared to the previous-generation Intel Xeon processor 5600 series, says Intel. The family also supports Intel Advanced Vector Extension (Intel AVX).
System manufacturers from around the world are expected to announce hundreds of Intel Xeon processor E5 family-based platforms. These manufacturers include Acer, Appro, Asus, Bull, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi, Huawei, IBM, Inspur, Lenovo, NEC, Oracle, Quanta, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro and Unisys.
The Xeon processor E5-2600 product family will be offered with 17 different parts which range in price from $198 to $2,050 in quantities of 1,000. Additionally three single-socket Intel Xeon processor E5-1600 parts will be offered for workstations which range in price from $284 to $1,080.
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