A Superior Hardware Platform for Server Virtualization - Improving Data Center Flexibility, Performance and TCO with the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series
To gain full value of virtualization, you need servers that are built to handle the heavy and ever-changing demands of a virtualized and consolidated computing environment. To help you get maximum benefits from virtualization, Intel has built a better physical server platform with unique hardware-assist features to enhance the virtual data center. The Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series is the first of this new generation of server platforms built with higher I/O bandwidth for higher virtualization performance plus multi-generation VM migration for unparalleled flexibility in virtualized environments. Next-generation Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) enhances native virtualization performance by up to 2.1x and reduces roundtrip virtualization latency by up to 40 percent with hardware-enhanced technologies built into Intel® processor, chipset, and network adapter.