Intel Xeon processors represent a broad product line to meet a range of demanding performance and energy efficiency requirements for compute-intensive embedded, storage, and communications applications.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 automatically increases processor frequencies to take advantage of power and thermal headroom. This second-generation technology provides higher frequencies and greater intelligence so you enjoy faster performance and improved efficiency.
Up to 2x and higher performance gains for floating point operations
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel AVX) provides new instructions that can significantly improve performance for applications that rely on floating point or vector computations. The most recent enhancements speed 16/32-bit data conversions, which provide additional performance gains for select applications.
New virtualization efficiencies
Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller virtualization (APICv) takes the value of Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) to new heights. By eliminating up to 50 percent of virtual machine exits, it reduces virtualization overhead down to 4 percent CPU utilization to further improve performance and scalability.
Intel Integrated I/O for up to 2x higher bandwidth
PCI Express 3.0 lanes are integrated directly onto the processor die - up to 80 lanes per two-socket server. This technology has been shown to reduce I/O latency by up to 30 percent, and provides up to twice the bandwidth versus solutions based on the PCIe 2.0 specification. Additional optimizations for storage and technical computing include new support for x16 Non-Transparent Bridging and improved P2P bandwidth.
Putting data right where you need it - fast
Intel Data Direct I/O Technology enables direct data transfers from storage to cache. It increases I/O performance by up to 2.3 times and reduces memory access overheads.
Better, faster data protection
Intel Data Protection Technology includes Intel Secure Key, which generates high-quality security keys, and Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel AES-NI), which provides hardware assists to accelerate and improve encryption. In combination with software from leading vendors, such as Oracle, Microsoft, and McAfee, these technologies provide the foundation for secure online transactions and enterprise-wide data protection - all without sacrificing application performance.
Hardened protection for virtual data centers and clouds
Establish trusted pools of virtual resources, so you can maintain security and compliance more effectively in dynamic, multi-tenant environments. Intel Platform Protection Technology includes Intel Trusted Execution Technology, which ensures that your systems and hypervisors boot only into cryptographically verified "known good states," so they cannot be compromised during or prior to launch. It also includes OS Guard, which provides additional malware protection by preventing the execution of calls to the OS from compromised applications in the user mode or code pages.