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Lenovo Serves Up Powerful Network Performance with New ThinkServers

June 14, 2011 by · Comments Off on Lenovo Serves Up Powerful Network Performance with New ThinkServers 

Webmaster ToolboxRESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Lenovo (HKSE: 0992)(PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) today announced two new additions to the ThinkServer family – the TS130 and the TS430 – that give small-to-medium businesses and corporate branch offices a performance boost and powerful manageability tools. A perfect fit for businesses with few or no IT staff, they feature the latest Intel® Xeon™ processor technology, are loaded with remote management tools and offer easy setup.

Lenovo also announced the ThinkCentre M71e, an entry-level desktop to give mainstream corporate offices the technologies they need to conduct business productively, securely and reliably every day. The desktop features 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i processors, rapid boot up and security authentication features. Read more

SoftLayer First to Launch Intel Xeon E7-4800 Series Servers

May 11, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer First to Launch Intel Xeon E7-4800 Series Servers 

Webmaster ToolboxDALLAS SoftLayer® Technologies, the innovative provider of Cloud, Dedicated, and seamlessly integrated environments, today announced the availability of servers featuring Intel® Xeon® E7-4800 processors. SoftLayer is the first hosting provider to offer these next-generation processors, which deliver increased scalability, memory and I/O capacity, and performance ideal for workloads such as large-scale virtualization, high performance computing, and mission critical applications.

“We say this all the time, but our customers push technology to the limit. It’s a priority for us to bring them the latest, best performing products the second they are available,” said Sam Fleitman, SoftLayer Chief Operating Officer. “The E7-4800 series brings the performance and features our customers need to solve real-world business challenges, helping them adapt to quickly changing operational demands as well as address long-term growth requirements.”

The E7-4800 series leverages Intel’s 32nm process technology to offer up to 10 cores per processor with the capability to simultaneously run two threads per core. The processor family features Intel QuickPath Interconnect technology, providing optimum performance for enterprise and advanced computing applications. Additional advantages include:

– Power management capabilities to lower CPU partial active and idle power
– Reduced memory buffer active and idle power consumption
– Advanced security support functionality including Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel TXT) and Intel AES New Instructions (Intel AES-NI)
– Double Device Data Correction (DDDC) for improved memory reliability
– Partial Memory Mirroring
– Next-generation performance improvements and latency reductions

“It’s exciting to see SoftLayer harness the performance capabilities of the new Intel Xeon processor to offer leading-edge technology for on-demand data center services and technology innovation,” said Jason Waxman, general manager of High Density Computing at Intel. “In addition to record-breaking compute power, Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800/2800 product families deliver enhanced security and reliability features to meet the needs of the most demanding mission-critical computing environments and high-end computing applications.”

SoftLayer is providing the E7-4800 in Quad Processor 8-core and Quad Processor 10-core server configurations, which can be ordered starting today at www.softlayer.com or through the company’s leading Customer Portal. Read more

SoftLayer Launches Sandy Bridge Servers

April 6, 2011 by · Comments Off on SoftLayer Launches Sandy Bridge Servers 

Hosting ReviewsDALLAS SoftLayer Technologies®, the innovation leader in on-demand Cloud and Dedicated hosting, announced it will be the first hosting provider to offer servers featuring Intel® Xeon® 1200 Series processors. The 1200 series is part of Intel’s next-generation Sandy Bridge processor family, delivering rich new features ideal for powering cloud applications, virtualized computing, content streaming, and more.

Key benefits of the new servers include:

– Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
– New Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (256 bit)
– Intel Turbo Boost 2.0
– 8MB L3 CPU Cache
– Intel Hyper-Threading
– Data Center Manageability Interface

“We’re proud to offer our customers the latest, most advanced Intel processors on the first day they are publicly available,” said Sam Fleitman, SoftLayer Chief Operations Officer. “Our customers are the companies creating new Web applications and advanced online services, or radically expanding their global IT infrastructure. They push the envelope of innovation and the limits of technology every day—so we don’t delay helping them expand those limits whenever possible.”

The Sandy Bridge microarchitecture is a significant advance in processor integration and manufacturing. It unifies processor cores, memory controller, last-level cache (LLC), and graphics and media processing for new advantages including fast core access to shared data in last-level cache, higher memory bandwidth, and intelligent “performance to workload” matching. Sandy Bridge also gives compute-intensive applications new performance gains with Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)—a new, 256 bit instruction set extension to Intel SSE—plus all new Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), operating system, and virtual machine manager (VMM) enhancements. Read more

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