Intel's New Nehalem Server Chips Help With Virtualization

The improvements in Xeon processors are the kind of technology organizations will need as they move toward cloud computing, Intel says

March 31, 2009

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Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) on Monday introduced 17 Nehalem EP-based quad-core processors, officially launching its next-generation microarchitecture that one analyst said fixes the most obvious technical weaknesses in Intel's previous server platform.

Patrick Gelsinger, senior VP and general manager of Intel's Digital Enterprise Group, told a news conference at the company's Santa Clara, Calif., headquarters that the new processors represented the biggest platform advancement for Intel in more than 10 years.

"This is as significant and as transformational as the Pentium Pro was in its day," Gelsinger said.

Intel believes Nehalem EP, officially called the Xeon 3500 and 5500 series, provides the kind of technology organizations will need as they deploy more virtualization into their data centers and move toward cloud computing, which typically refers to the running of applications in an Internet server or downloading the software from the Internet each time it is used. Google Apps is an example of business applications delivered via cloud computing.

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