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Intel announces new processors.

Worldwide Computer Products News-31 March 2009-Intel announces new processors(C)1995-2009 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

Intel Corporation (Nasdaq:INTC), a manufacturer of computer processors, announced on 30 March a range of new processors, server boards and management software.

The company said that the Intel Xeon 5500 series, previously codenamed 'Nehalem-EP' are its 'most revolutionary server processors' since the release of its Pentium Pro processors 15 years ago. The enterprise-class processors have been designed to automatically adapt to different energy usage levels and contain technology to boost performance and increase capabilities in areas such as virtualisation and hyper-threading.

Also unveiled were the L5518 and L5508 versions of Intel Xeon processors that were tailored specifically for communications market segments. These processors include options ideal for applications in thermally constrained environments, such as blades and appliances for communication infrastructure, security, storage, medical applications, carrier-grade rackmount servers, router modules and even submarine technology. The L5518 offers 2.13 GHz and a power level of 60 watts. The L5508 offers 2.00 GHz and a power level of 38 watts. New communications and embedded processors feature 7-year extended lifecycle support; these new chips will enable the technology of the future, such as WiMAX, video-on-demand and holographic communications.

Also available today is the Intel Data Center Manager software development kit that enables management console vendors to extend platform power control and set rack and data centre level power policies dynamically, responding to changing server workloads to ensure that racks do not exceed those power levels.

The Intel Xeon processor 5500 series ranges in price from USD188 to USD1,600 in quantities of 1,000. The single-socket Intel Xeon processor 3500 series ranges from USD284 to USD999 in quantities of 1,000. The L5518 and L5508 embedded processors for communications market segments are priced at USD530 and USD423, respectively, in quantities of 1,000.

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Date:Mar 31, 2009
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