Intel Launches New Quad-Core Processor

Intel introduces the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series with extended life cycle support, the first to bring Intel architecture-based quad-core performance to the embedded segment. The quad-core embedded processors are among the 11 quad-core products Intel has brought to market in less than 6 months. Intel also unveils the new Intel IP Network Server NSC2U. Both new products utilize Intel's latest advanced hardware technologies, including Intel Virtualization Technology and Intel I/O Acceleration Technology. Additionally, Intel unveils an Intel-themed embedded technology-based motorcycle by Orange County Choppers.

The custom-built motorcycle, launched simultaneously in the Internet-based virtual world of Second Life, celebrates 30 years of Intel's innovation and technology leadership in advancing embedded computing. In 1976, before the advent of the personal computer, Intel entered the embedded market and provided extended life cycle support for technologies, silicon and platforms that drive this industry. Intel embedded technology can be found today in automobiles, airplanes, ATMs, information kiosks, telecommunications infrastructure and network storage systems, as well as factory and medical equipment.

Intel engaged with Black Diamond Advanced Technology to integrate the motorcycle's computerized controls and features that protect the computing system from moisture, dirt, shock and vibration and offer a computerized dashboard capable of being detached and used as a mobile PC.

With dual-processing capabilities providing up to eight high-performance cores per platform, the Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series is available in 2.0 GHz (E5335) and 2.33 GHz (E5345) speeds. These processors are ideal for intense computing and I/O intensive workloads within high-end communications and enterprise systems, including rack-mount (1U/2U) and blade servers, NAS and SAN systems, and medical imaging equipment.

The Intel IP Network Server NSC2U, powered by two 5300 series processors, enables high I/O throughput and performance capabilities suited for a variety of network-centric applications, from security intrusion prevention to telecommunications services-over-IP, including IMS, IPTV and Video on Demand. The NSC2U server features a ruggedized chassis, compact form factor and extended lifecycle support for the components.

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