Iris Servers and Velocity Workstations from Pogo Linux Feature 12x Better Performance with Intel’s New Intel Xeon 5600 Processors

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Next generation server processors yield increased energy efficiency and flexible virtualization

The newest Intel Xeon processor makes our Iris servers and Velocity workstations an intelligent investment for customers looking for scalable performance and energy efficiency.

Pogo Linux ( today demonstrated their strong commitment to scalable performance and energy savings, unveiling its line of updated Iris server and Velocity workstation products powered by the new Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 Series. The newest Intel Xeon is based on the “Westemere-EX” 32nm die shrink processor microarchitecture, which enables industry-leading energy efficiency and flexible virtualization while providing intelligent server performance.

New Pogo Linux servers and workstations built with the new Intel Xeon processor, automatically shift the CPU and memory into the lowest available power state at any given time. In addition to integrated power gates for increased energy savings, Pogo Linux Intel Xeon 5600 systems automatically regulate power consumption and adjust system performance to meet application and user-environments needs.

Customers who consolidate existing single-core servers to new Intel Xeon 5600 servers can expect up to a 12 times performance increase over previous generations – without increasing power consumption. As a result of this energy savings and optimized performance, IT professionals can consolidate data centers from 12 servers to a single Pogo Linux Intel Xeon 5600 server. With a 12:1 server consolidation ratio, IT departments can realize an estimated return on their investment in under 1 year, including up to 90% lower operating costs.

In addition, new features have been added to enhance virtualization and increase security. Intel Virtualization Technology (VT) lets users combine different generations of virtualized servers within the same virtual machine pool for added protection, thus extending failover, load balancing and disaster recovery capabilities. While Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) provides hardware-based resistance to malicious software attacks before the virtual machine boots up. Finally, Intel Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) instructions enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption for secure transaction servers.

The Pogo Linux line of Iris dual- & quad-core servers and Velocity workstations have been updated to offer some of the most advanced Intel-based solutions on the market. “Whether you’re migrating a data center workload onto fewer servers, or refreshing a single database server, the newest Intel Xeon processors make our Iris servers and Velocity workstations an intelligent investment for customers looking for scalable performance and energy efficiency,” said Erik Logan, President of Pogo Linux. “These systems are designed to eliminate information bottlenecks and to handle many complex applications at a time – and now they can do these jobs smarter and while saving energy”.

Pogo Linux systems based on the new Intel Xeon 5600 processor are available now at

About Pogo Linux

Founded in 1999, Pogo Linux, Inc. is a workstation, server, and storage vendor based in Seattle, Washington. With a multi-OS focus and in-house technical expertise, the company is dedicated to providing affordable, reliable, and energy efficient Linux, Solaris, and Windows-based systems. From a single database server to a complete data center deployment, Pogo Linux offers a wide range of systems for just about every project or IT budget. Each system includes the type of the world-class support and Linux customization you would expect from a company that’s served the Linux and open source communities for over a decade.

For more information about Pogo Linux, please visit or call 1 (888) 828-POGO (7646).

Media Contacts:

Rawee Kambhiranond, (888) 828-7646, rawee.k(at)pogolinux(dot)com

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