Processors achieve 40% average performance improvement compared to the previous generation

Intel launches new Xeon processors

Intel has unveiled its new Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product families.

The processor E7 v3 family helps customers to process and analyze massive data sets in system memory for faster decision-making and improved operational efficiency.

The 12 new processors achieve 40 per cent average performance improvement compared to the previous generation of processors. And Intel says they deliver up to ten times greater performance per dollar, while driving up to an 85 per cent lower total cost of ownership compared to alternative RISC architectures.

Each processor features up to 18 cores and up to 45MB of last-level cache, which allows the processors to deliver up to 70 per cent more decision support analytic sessions per hour.

Starting today, 17 system manufacturers from around the world will begin announcing Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 family-based platforms, including Bull, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, Inspur, Lenovo, NEC, Oracle, PowerLeader, Quanta, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro and ZTE.

The product family will be offered with 12 different processor models with a price range of $1,224 to $7,175 in quantities of 1,000.

Diane Bryant, senior VP and general manager of the Data Center Group at Intel, said: “The Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 family is the engine for accelerating business intelligence through real-time analytics, enabling businesses to improve customer satisfaction through more personalised products and services, generate new revenue streams and enhance operational efficiency.”

In addition, the processors support configurations of up to 32 sockets, as well as new security and reliability capabilities, including increased cryptographic performance via Intel’s Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel AES-NI).

Gartner believes that revenue in the in-memory computing market will exceed $9.5 billion by year-end 2018, and at least 50 per cent of large organisations will adopt in-memory computing to enable digital business strategies.

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