After conducting a survey to see what independent software vendors, telecommunication providers and potential end-users think of the new Intel (News - Alert) Xeon E5-2600 Series CPUs, NEI, an appliance deployment provider, released results showing that almost 40 percent of respondents will begin leveraging the Xeon E5-2600 family of processors within a 12-month time period. One-third of the respondents plan to make the transition within the next 12 months while 68 percent of security companies plan to do it within the next two years.
Deployment of these appliances will help to dramatically increase bandwidth, memory speeds and access, as well as enhance power efficiency and security. In addition, these solutions will also help to make it possible to consolidate servers. The new family of CPUs employs the Sandy Bridge architecture, which supports the Hyper-Threading technology that allows a single core to handle two threads of data and in effect double the chip’s processing power.
Current appliance deployment still relies on the earlier Intel architecture known as the Nehalem Family of CPUs. These applications are thus limited in terms of capabilities. While Sandy Bridge will no doubt offer increased performance, concerns over its costs and the resources needed to implement it, as well as appliance deployment tests and evaluations still linger. Most respondents, however, seemed to be less worried about application revisions and rewrites or incompatibilities with existing libraries and profiler tools.
NEI is an independent provider of enterprise-ready appliances and powers an extensive suite of solutions that assist software developers in pushing efficient products to the market in a short period of time. The company has worked with early adopters to transition their products to the E5-2600 processor family and provides optimization services and comprehensive validation for a smooth migration to using new and future processor technologies. NEI’s (News - Alert) customer and partners are in multiple industries including security, data and telecommunications.
Currently, a white paper that helps companies transition to the Xeon E5-2600 family of processors is available on the NEI website. To read it, click here.