Dell, Fujitsu, HP Using Intel’s Energy-Saving Xeon Chip

by | Mar 13, 2012

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Dell, Fujitsu and Hewlett-Packard are among a host of IT vendors using Intel’s newly-released energy-saving Xeon processor E5-2600 series, reports Zdnet.

The processor series is designed to improve performance per watt by 80 percent and decrease server power consumption by half, the web site reports.

Zdnet names Bull, NEC and Super Micro Computers as other server manufacturers using the Xeon line.

Bull is using the processor, in conjunction with its liquid cooling system, in its Bullx B700 supercomputers, to offer what it calls “drastic savings,” the web site reports. Super Micro is using the Intel product in servers it is building around its “Fat Twin” architecture, which specifically targets energy savings, according to Zdnet.

Earlier this month, news reports said that Intel had developed a chip that can run on near-threshold voltage technology. The Claremont chip can run on minute amounts of power, idling at 280 millivolts at 3MHz and drawing 737 millivolts of power at 915MHz, reports said.

In other green IT news, Infobox has released a line of hardware platforms for its automated network control systems. The Trinzic 800, 1400, 2200 and 4000 offer high-efficiency components, remote management and a high level of stability, the company says.

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