|[November 08, 2012]
New Intel® Itanium® Processor 9500 Delivers Breakthrough Capabilities for Mission-Critical Computing
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
In an era of unprecedented growth in data usage, businesses require
powerful computing solutions that can deliver scalable and resilient
performance to run IT's most mission-critical applications. The
new Intel® Itanium® processor 9500 series is more than twice as
powerful as the previous generation, making it ideal for today's most
demanding workloads, including business analytics, database, and
large-scale enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications. Systems
based on Intel's (News - Alert) Itanium processors run in more than three-quarters of
the World's Global 100 companies across industries such as aerospace,
energy, life sciences and telecommunications. With the Intel Itanium
processor 9500 series, these industries will benefit from a leap in
performance and an increase in world-class reliability, availability and
serviceability (RAS) capabilities.
"In a world where businesses are increasingly dependent on IT for their
competitive advantage, more and more business applications are
rightfully called 'mission critical'; they must be always available,
highly responsive and extremely reliable. It's for precisely these
computing workloads that we've developed the Intel Itanium 9500
processor," said Diane Bryant, vice president and general manager of
Intel's Datacenter and Connected Systems Group. "Built on a new
microarchitecture and providing breakthrough performance, the Intel
Itanium 9500 processor family signals Intel's ongoing commitment to
deliver unparalleled reliability, availability and scalability to meet
the critical application demands across all industries."
Enterprise Performance with World-Class Availability
Containing 3.1 billion transistors, the Intel Itanium processor 9500
series is Intel's most sophisticated general purpose processors to date.
It supports up to twice as many cores (8 instead of 4) than the
previous-generation processor, packs up to 54 MB of on-die memory, and
enables up to 2 TB of low voltage DIMMs in a four-socket configuration.
The speed of the processor increased 40 percent over the previous
generation in lower power configurations. The new frequencies range from
1.73 GHz and a power level of 130 watts, to 2.53 GHz at a power level of
Delivering the highest levels of Intel Itanium performance, the new
processors enable highly scalable deployments with world-class
availability for data-intensive applications where downtime is not an
option. These include ERP, supply chain management and customer
relationship management (CRM) software.
Modular Development Model Provides More Flexibility
In 2010, Intel introduced its common platform strategy that allows Intel
Itanium and Intel Xeon processors to utilize common platform ingredients
including chipsets, interconnects and memory. This strategy gives Intel
the ability to cascade the strength of Intel Itanium RAS features to
benefit the Intel Xeon processor E7 family, and allows Intel Itanium to
further extract the efficiencies and value of higher volume economics.
For the next-generation Intel Itanium product family, code-named
"Kittson," Intel will employ an innovative model for Intel Itanium and
Intel Xeon development called "Modular Development Model." The model
will extend the common platform strategy by sharing silicon-level design
elements and socket compatibility. The result for Intel is an even more
sustainable path to bring future Itanium processors to market. In
addition, OEMs will be able to develop one single motherboard platform
for both architectures.
Intel Itanium processors continue to maintain strong industry support
among systems makers such as Bull, Hitachi, HP, Inspur and NEC.
Enterprise applications are widely available from multiple vendors, such
as, Oracle, SAP, SAS (News - Alert), Sybase and Temenos, among other vendors that
underscore the ISV community's efforts to ensure the success of the
Intel Itanium mission-critical ecosystem.
"A mission-critical IT infrastructure with resiliency, scalability and
high availability is critical to the success of enterprises," said Ric
Lewis, vice president and interim general manager, Business Critical
Systems, HP. "The addition of the Intel® Itanium® processor 9500 series
to our newly enhanced HP Integrity and HP-UX portfolio provides
breakthrough performance, increased productivity and delivers on HP's
commitment to provide our customers with investment protection."
"NEC (News - Alert) has been working with Intel more than 15 years to build enterprise
servers based on Intel Itanium processors," said Kazuaki Iwamoto, vice
president and senior general manager of IT hardware operations unit, NEC
Corporation. "We are pleased to provide our customers with the new
enterprise servers based on Intel Itanium processor 9500 series for
their highly scalable and mission critical systems."
Pricing and Availability
The Intel Itanium processor 9500 series is available now and is priced
from $1,350 to $4,650 in quantities of 1,000 units.
Additional information including the product announcement presentation,
product data sheet and pictures are available here.
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Configuration: Intel labs testing comparing Intel Itanium
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