iXsystems, Inc. Announces Availability of Servers Featuring Intel Xeon 5600 Series Processors

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Select server lines now offer the high-performing, energy efficient Intel® Xeon® 5600 Processor Series

iXsystems, Inc. server families that previously utilized Intel® Xeon® 5500 series processors now leverage the latest Intel® Xeon® 5600 series processors as well. The iX-Neutron, iX-Green Neutron, Gemini Twin, Gemini Squared, and Orion I and II server series are all compatible with the Intel® Xeon® 5600 Series Processors in addition to Intel® Xeon® 5500 Series Processors.

One of the most significant advances associated with the Intel® Xeon® 5600 Processor Series is the increase from four to six maximum processing cores per chip, while maintaining the same power envelope. This increase allows iXsystems to offer dual-core, quad-core, and now six-core processors in any servers previously utilizing Intel® Xeon® 5500 Series CPUs.

The Intel® Xeon® 5600 Series Processors feature a new 32nm architecture that utilizes Intel's new second-generation high-k metal gate transistors, allowing for greater speed and decreased energy consumption in comparison to the 45nm architecture.

Just like its predecessor, the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 Series automatically regulates power consumption and intelligently adjusts server performance according to the needs of the application being run. However, servers upgraded to new Intel® Xeon® 5600 Series Processors showcase greater performance and power savings than servers using the Intel® Xeon® 5500 Series Processors.

Intel® Xeon® 5600 Series Processors deliver up to 30 percent lower power consumption than their 5500 Series predecessors. In addition, the Intel® Xeon® 5600 Processor Series is capable of performance increases of up to 60 percent over the Intel® Xeon® 5500 Series Processors.

By utilizing Intel® Xeon® 5600 Series Processors, one of iXsystems' six-core servers may replace 15 single-core servers and still yield a return on investment in as little as 5 months (see http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20100316comp_sm.htm#story). In addition, with new security features built into the Intel® Xeon® 5600 Series CPUs, iXsystems servers utilizing these CPUs deliver faster encryption and decryption performance to enhance datacenter and virtualization security more than ever before.

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iXsystems Inc. is an employee-owned and operated, open source-centric, customer focused organization, dedicated to providing the highest quality built-to-order enterprise rackmount server solutions, pre-configured server appliances, and scalable storage solutions to our customers around the globe.

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