System developers and their customers are always looking for easy ways to increase system performance. The introduction of a new processor family can involve significant system redesign forcing customers to wait longer for the performance boost and system manufacturers to invest greater resources in a new system development. The latest Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 family delivers significant performance enhancements including additional processor cores within the existing power budget (TDP) and are plug-in replacements for the previous generation. The result is a performance upgrade that requires little investment beyond requalification of the system for specific applications.
In this blog I am going to explore opportunities to upgrade your solutions to take advantage of the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 family without major development costs. For this blog I am using implementation examples from Associate members of the Intel® Intelligent Systems Alliance DFI, Emerson and Hewlett-Packard (HP). The 250-plus members of the Alliance collaborate closely with Intel to create hardware, software, tools, and services to help speed intelligent systems to market.