Feeds

Intel ships dual-core Xeon DP 5000 series

'Dempsey' paves the way for 'Woodcrest'

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

Updated Intel has begun shipping 'Dempsey', its Xeon DP 5000 series of dual-core server processors equipped with 4MB of cache and sporting Intel's new LGA-771 interconnect. The processors were first shown in public almost a year ago and come a month before the next-generation architecture Xeon - aka 'Woodcrest' - is due to launch.

Eight CPUs comprise the 5000 series line-up, clocked from 2.5GHz up to 3.73GHz. The first four processors - the 5020, 5030, 5040 and 5050 all run on a 667MHz frontside bus and have a 95W thermal envelope.

The remainder - the 5060, 6063, 5070 and 5080 - operate across a 1066MHz frontside bus. According to Intel's website, all but the 5063 have a 130W maximum power draw - the 5063 is a 95W part. The 5060 and 5063 are both clocked at 3.2GHz.

All the chips support Intel's HyperThreading technology and Virtualisation Technology. The lower-end parts support Demand Based Switching (DBS), a feature apparently missing from the higher-end models, according to Intel's website. The 95W parts use Extended SpeedStep to get the overall power draw down.

As yet, Intel istelf has not formally announced the launch of the 5000 series - the parts have yet to be added to its public price list, for instance. That the parts are now available was claimed this morning by Japanese-language website PCWatch citing Intel itself.

The chip giant is expected to launch Woodcrest as the Xeon DP 5100 series on 25 June.

Intel last updated its Xeon line exactly a month ago on 23 April, adding 'Sossaman', its low-power 65nm dual-core Xeon processor clocked at 1.67GHz and 2GHz. Aimed at high-density servers, the chips are based on the 'Yonah' mobile now better known as the Core Duo.

At the time, Intel also introduced the dual-core Xeon MP 7000 series all based on the 90nm 'Paxville' core. ®

Using blade systems to cut costs and sharpen efficiencies

More from The Register

next story
Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax
Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple ran off to IBM
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Apple gets patent for WRIST-PUTER: iTime for a smartwatch
It does everything a smartwatch should do ... but Apple owns it
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.