Xeon Servers

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Xeon servers take their name from the type of processor they're packing. Intel's Xeon processor is intended for dual core servers. In fact, dual core architecture is the way of the future for Intel, it seems, along with AMD Athlon, its nearest competitor.

You will find Xeon processors inside a wide range of servers by different manufacturers. This type of processor has a number of advantages over other types of processor. Perhaps most important is the fact that it enables accelerated memory access resulting in increased platform efficiency.

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Another critical feature of Xeon processors is hyper threading technology. Basically, it "enables multi-threaded software applications to execute threads in parallel," in the words of Intel themselves. This has raised the general power of threading technology to a threshold not seen before in a general purpose processor.

In simple language, you get far more processing power for your money and the server response time is decreased dramatically. E-business servers with Xeon processors will be able to process more transactions simultaneously than previously, thus cutting down on the number of web visitors who will click away and go elsewhere. This results in a far higher rate of customers who actually stay to buy, in theory at least.

The whole concept behind the Xeon processor is to provide efficient server technology that is much more affordable for e-business, as well as a wide range of other applications. In fact, it allows for affordable expansion too. This will mean that you won't outgrow your system as fast as with previous types of processor.

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