Intel on Tuesday added a new Intel Xeon processor-based platform with Intel Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T) and reduced power consumption aimed at the storage industry.
“Intel introduced the 64 bit-capable Low Voltage Intel Xeon processor 2.80GHz with 800 MHz system bus, which is aimed specifically at storage applications, such as controllers for storage networks. The new processor features Intel EM64T to extend memory addressability of storage systems beyond 4GB that eliminates performance penalties associated with large storage applications, such as data base programs,” Intel said in its statement.
The new processor also possesses nearly a 50% reduction in energy consumption compared to the non-power-optimized version to mitigate heat-related issues, Intel said, however, it did not specify any precise numbers of the new Intel LV Xeon’s thermal design power. Typical Intel Xeon processors made using 90nm process technology clocked at 2.80GHz – 3.0GHz clock-speed consume about 103W.