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Intel today announced its Xeon E7 v2 line of processors featuring the industry's largest memory support (1.5TB per socket versus 1TB per socket delivered by alternative architectures), which enables the chips to rapidly analyze large data sets and deliver real-time insights based on a vast amount of diverse data. The processors are intended for mission critical computing chores.
"Organizations that leverage data to accelerate business insights will have a tremendous edge in this economy," said Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Data Center Group. "The advanced performance, memory capacity and reliability of the Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family enable IT organizations to deliver real-time analysis of large data sets to spot and capitalize on trends, create new services and deliver business efficiency."
A motivating factor for Intel in developing this new line of processors is the "immense amount of data" that's coming from a growing number of connected devices making up the "Internet of Things" (IOT). The Xeon E7 v2 line will make it possible for companies to analyze all that data and receive real-time results from large data sets. The embedded video below offers a look at how this can come in handy:
This is the first new version of Xeon in three years. It's designed to support up to 32-socket servers with configurations of up to 15 processing cores. Nearly two dozen hardware partners have already signed up to support the platform.