Intel promises more from Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v3

Intel announced the Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v3 promising better performance for computing.

Intel said the price of Xeon processor E7 v3 processor with 12 different processor models will start from $1,224 to $7,175 in quantities of 1,000.

The Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 family helps customers to securely process and analyze massive data sets in system memory for faster decision-making and improved operational efficiency.

Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group at Intel, said: “The Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 family is the engine for accelerating business intelligence through real-time analytics, enabling businesses to improve customer satisfaction through more personalized products and services, generate new revenue streams and enhance operational efficiency.”

Gartner says that in-memory computing revenue will exceed $9.5 billion by year-end 2018, and at least 50 percent of large organizations will adopt in-memory computing to enable digital business strategies.

Intel Xeon Processor E7 v3 wafer and CPU package
Intel Xeon processor E7-8800/4800 v3 promises 40 percent average performance improvement compared to the prior generation.

The processor family delivers up to 6x improvement in business processing application performance for in-memory transactional workloads optimized with the new Intel Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel TSX).

Users can also expect 20 percent increase in cores compared to the prior generation, and up to 45 megabytes of last-level cache, the processor family can deliver up to 70 percent more decision support analytic sessions per hour.

Intel is also offering up to 10x greater performance per dollar while driving up to an 85 percent lower total cost of ownership compared to alternative RISC architectures by reducing the cost of hardware acquisition and power and cooling.

The latest Intel processors support configurations up to 32 sockets with support for the industry’s largest memory capacity per socket (8-socket systems are capable of supporting up to 12 terabytes of DDR3 or DDR4 memory technology).

Intel also promises new security and reliability capabilities, including increased cryptographic performance via the latest Intel Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel AES-NI), as well as additional micro-architectural improvements.

Nippon Paint, a paint supplier in Asia, is using Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 running SAP HANA in-memory analytics software to capture consumer behaviors.

“Through real-time analytics, Nippon Paint is able to capture and analyze customer preferences such as colors, design styles and designers, and tailor products and services to specific customer needs,” said Justin Chen, CIO of Nippon Paint.

17 system manufacturers will announce Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 family-based platforms. These manufacturers include Bull, Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, Inspur, Lenovo, NEC, Oracle, PowerLeader, Quanta, SGI, Sugon, Supermicro and ZTE.

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