Product Brief Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 Series 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 now stretched to capacity in terms of power, cooling, and floor space, infrastructure is actually limiting IT from... investing in innovation. The Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series helps IT meet the performance, power, and innovation needs of the data center by delivering a new generation of processors built on 32nm technology that can automatically regulate power consumption, and intelligently adjusts server performance according to your application needs. Maximize Performance. Minimize Power. Automatically. As data centers reach the upper limits of 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 standard enterprise servers that deliver more performance and scalability, more efficiently. The Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series automatically regulates power consumption and intelligently adjusts server performance according to your application needs, maximizing both energy efficiency and performance. The secret to this compelling combination is Intel’s new 32nm Nehalem microarchitecture. Featuring Intel® Intelligent Power ◊ Technology that automatically shifts the CPU and memory into the lowest available power state, while delivering the performance you need, the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series with Intel Microarchitec- ture Nehalem delivers the same performance as previous-generation 1 servers but uses up to 30 percent less power. And you can achieve up to a 95 percent reduction in energy costs when consolidating your single-core infrastructure with a new infrastructure built on 2 Intel Xeon processor 5600. This groundbreaking intelligent server technology features: • Intel’s new 32nm Microarchitecture Nehalem built with second-generation high-k and metal gate transistor technology. • Intelligent Performance that automatically optimizes performance to fit business and application requirements and delivers up to 40 percent more performance per watt 3 than Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series. • Automated Energy Efficiency that scales energy usage to the workload to achieve optimal performance/watt and with new 40 watt processor options and support for lower power DDR3 memory, you can lower your energy costs even further. • Flexible virtualization that offers best-in-class performance and manageability in virtualized environments to improve IT infrastructure and enable up to 15:1 consolidation over two 2 socket, single-core servers. New standard enterprise servers and workstations built with this new generation of Intel® process technology offer an unprecedented opportunity to dramatically advance the efficiency of IT infrastructure and provide unmatched business capabilities. A Smart Investment 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 licens- ing costs. By refreshing IT infrastructure with more energy-efficient systems, you gain capacity to grow and to increase IT performance, 2 reduce energy costs by 95 percent, and realize ROI in 5 months. With up to 15x the performance Read the full Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 Series The Next Generation of Intelligent Server Processors.