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Server Cost Savings

Reduce data center costs. Increase resource utilization.

Enterprise cost savings via solutions like virtualization help IT reduce the physical requirements of the data center. Immediate benefits include shrinking the server footprint, cutting energy costs, and allowing IT to provide applications as a service, thereby increasing business efficiency. Servers running the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series give IT the performance it needs to dynamically deliver all the benefits of virtualized environments.

With the versatility to adapt performance to meet server workloads,1 the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series helps lower IT costs by intelligently allocating power based on shifting performance requirements, conserving energy during low-use periods. Upgrading your existing servers will help you:

  • Enable up to 15:1 server consolidation1 ratios
  • Reduce energy costs up to 95%2
  • Realize an estimated ROI in as little as five months3
  • Experience up to 15x4 the performance per server over two-socket single-core servers

The Intel Xeon processor 5600 series uses low-wattage processors integrated with Intel Intelligent Power Technology to shift CPU and memory into the lowest available power state without affecting performance.

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Disclaimers and Notes

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1. Intel consolidation based on replacing 15 four-year-old single-core Intel® Xeon® processor 3.8 GHz with 2M cache based servers with one new Intel® Xeon® processor X5600 based server while maintaining performance as measured by SPECjbb2005* business operations per second. Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of Intel® products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems or components they are considering purchasing. For more information, visit www.intel.com/performance/server/.

2. Intel comparison replacing 15 four-year-old single-core Intel® Xeon® processor 3.8 GHz with 2M cache based servers with one new Intel® Xeon® processor X5600 based server. Costs have been estimated based on internal Intel analysis and are provided for informational purposes only. Baseline platform: Intel® server platform with two 64-bit Intel® Xeon® Processor 3.80Ghz with 2M L2 Cache, 800 FSB, 8x1GB DDR2-400 memory, 1 hard drive, 1 power supply, Microsoft Windows* Server 2003 Ent. SP1, Oracle* JRockit* build P27.4.0-windows-x86_64 run with 2 JVM instances. New platform: Intel® server platform with two six-core Intel® Xeon® processor X5670, 2.93 GHz, 12MB L3 cache, 6.4QPI, 12 GB memory (6x2GB DDR3-1333), 1 hard drive, 1 power supply, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 64 bit SP2, Oracle* JRockit* build P28.0.0-29 run with 2 JVM instances.

3. Five month ROI claim estimated based on comparison between 2S single-core Intel® Xeon® 3.80 with 2M L2 Cache and 2S Intel® Xeon® X5670 based servers. Calculation includes analysis based on performance, power, cooling, electricity rates, operating system annual license costs and estimated server costs. This assumes 8kW racks, $0.10 per kWh, cooling costs are 2x the server power consumption costs, operating system license cost of $900/year per server, per server cost of $7200 based on estimated list prices and estimated server utilization rates. All dollar figures are approximate. Performance and power comparisons are based on estimated server side java benchmark results (Intel Corporation Jan 2010). Platform power was estimated during the steady state window of the benchmark run and at idle. Performance gain compared to baseline was 15x. – Baseline platform: Intel® server platform with two 64-bit Intel® Xeon® Processor 3.80Ghz with 2M L2 Cache, 800 FSB, 8x1GB DDR2-400 memory, 1 hard drive, 1 power supply, Microsoft Windows* Server 2003 Ent. SP1, Oracle* JRockit* build P27.4.0-windows-x86_64 run with 2 JVM instances. – New platform: Intel server platform with two six-core Intel® Xeon® processor X5670, 2.93 GHz, 12MB L3 cache, 6.4QPI, 12GB memory (6x2GB DDR3-1333), 1 hard drive, 1 power supply, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 64 bit SP2, Oracle* JRockit* build P28.0.0-29 run with 2 JVM instances.

4. Intel performance comparison using SPECjbb2005* business operations per second between four-year-old single-core Intel® Xeon® processor 3.8 GHz with 2M cache-based servers and one new Intel Xeon processor X5570- or X5600-based server. Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of Intel® products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems or components they are considering purchasing. For more information, visit www.intel.com/performance/server/.