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Intel releases power saving Xeon chips
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Written by Gizmo   
Wednesday, 14 March 2007 06:59

Intel began shipping two new Xeon chips Monday according to the company. The L5310 and the L5320 are not being touted as faster, coming in at 1.6 and 1.86Ghz respectfully, Intel is taking the newest marketing trend and promoting the new chips power usage. The new Xeons will consume a small fifty watts each.

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In a research paper on the Intel website, the cost savings for the new quad-core processors is starting at an average of about six thousand dollars per year, if the chips are used to replace existing Pentium III chipsets. “We anticipate that each 8:1 server consolidation could save about USD 6,024 a year in direct operating costs, based on support, network depreciation, and power and cooling.” Intel says.

Intel said that the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series completed workloads thirty-four percent faster, on average, than the Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5148, and up to sixty-six percent faster than our traditional solution of eight individual servers running one workload each.

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