Intel Unveils Seven New Itanium Processors

Intel has unveiled Dual-Core Intel Itanium Processor 9100 series processors. Built for managing high-end applications, the 9100 series accentuates the ongoing shift from proprietary RISC products to the choice offered by Itanium-based servers.

According to the release, the Itanium platform's mission-critical support is strengthened by a new feature called Core Level Lock-Step that improves the data integrity and reliability of applications by eliminating undetected errors in the core. Another new feature, Demand Based Switching (DBS), reduces server power consumption during low utilisation periods, which can result in energy cost savings.

"The Itanium ecosystem continues to grow as customers choose industry standard platforms supported by leading system OEMs that provide them with the broadest choice of applications." said Pat Gelsinger, senior vice president and general manager, Intel's Digital Enterprise Group.

The 9100 series continues to offer end-user freedom through a broad choice of software with more than 12,000 applications in production, and flexibility to support multiple operating systems, including Linux, Windows, HP-UX, HP NonStop, HP OpenVMS, z/OS and Solaris/SPARC.

"Microsoft continues to be a committed supporter of the Itanium architecture, and with the 9100 series our enterprise customers can run even more highly scalable and reliable databases and business applications," said Bill Laing, general manager, Windows Server Division at Microsoft. "Supporting the Demand-Based Switching feature on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems will help businesses better manage power consumption and improve the efficiency of their enterprise operations."

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Updated Date: Jan 31, 2017 01:21:09 IST