17 enterprise-class processors, led by the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, designed for addressing the increasing computing needs of many industries, was introduced by Intel. The Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, previously codenamed 'Nehalem-EP,' offers several technologies to improve system speed and versatility. The new enterprise-class chips can automatically adjust to specified energy usage levels, and speed data center transactions and customer database queries.
Other technologies such as Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, integrated power gates, and Next-Generation Intel Virtualization Technology (VT), allow the system to adapt to a broad range of workloads. The processor is also designed to work with Intel's upcoming 32 nm products as well. The new product will play a key role in scientific discoveries by researchers who use supercomputers as their foundation for research, all whilst delivering great energy efficiency for reduced electricity costs.