Intel today introduced 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 th elast 6 months. Intel also
introduced the new Intel IP Network Server NSC2U. Both new products
utilize Intel's latest hardware technologies, including Intel
Virtualization Technology and Intel I/O Acceleration Technology.
The Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series is available in 2.0
GHz (E5335) and 2.33 GHz (E5345) speeds. These processors could be
used 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
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 (SoIP),
including IMS, IPTV and Video on Demand (VoD). The NSC2U server
features a ruggedized chassis, compact form factor and extended
lifecycle support for the components.
The Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors E5335 and E5345 are available
today starting at $690. The Intel IP Network Server NSC2U is
targeted for July 2007 availability.
Intel unveiled the chips at the Embedded Systems Conference in San
Jose, California. At the same show, Intel competitor AMD launched a
different type of embedded chip, offering the M690 chipset for tasks
with strong graphics and connectivity needs. The processor
integrates graphics capabilities from ATI Technologies for platforms
for thin clients, point of sale, gaming and single-board computers,
AMD said on Monday.