These new processors deliver leadership performance, best data centre performance per watt, breakthrough I/O innovation and trusted hardware security features to enable IT to scale, Intel said.
It added that these processors are not only at the heart of servers and workstations, but will also power the next generation of storage and communication systems from leading vendors around the world.
Forecasts predict there to be 15 billion connected devices and over 3 billion connected users by 2015. Global data centre IP traffic is forecasted to grow by 33% annually through 2015, surpassing 4.8 zetabytes per year – which is more than three times the amount in 2011.
At these levels, each connected user will generate more than 4GB of data traffic every day – the equivalent of a four-hour HD movie.
This will increase the amount of data that needs to be stored by almost 50% per year and – to meet this growth – the worldwide number of cloud servers is expected to more than triple by 2015.
“The growth in cloud computing and connected devices is transforming the way businesses benefit from IT products and services,” said Nassir Nauthoa, General Manager for Intel GCC.
“For businesses to capitalise on these innovations, the industry must address unprecedented demand for efficient, secure and high-performing data centre infrastructure. The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family is designed to address these challenges by offering unparalleled, balanced performance across compute, storage and network, while reducing operating costs,” he added.
The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family increases performance by up to 80% compared to the previous-generation Intel Xeon processor 5600 series, the company said.
The family also supports Intel Advanced Vector Extension (Intel AVX) that increases the performance on compute-intensive applications such as financial analysis, media content creation and high performance computing up to two times.
Additional built-in technologies such as Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology and Intel Virtualisation Technology provide IT with flexible capabilities to help increase the performance of their infrastructure.
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.