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By: Adam Stahl on March 6th, 2012

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Kelser Among First to Introduce Intel’s Versatile New Server Processors


East Hartford, CT – Kelser Corporation, a leading provider of technology solutions to the insurance and financial services sectors, today announced that it is taking the lead in redefining the modern data center with versatile new server products from Intel. Kelser will be among Intel’s primary integration allies that will introduce the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600/1600 product families, designed to meet the diverse and demanding needs of today’s computing environments.

This new family of Intel server processors enables Kelser to provide greater value to its clients by helping reduce data center cost and complexity, and by employing automation to improve service, efficiency, and agility.

Howard Steinman, Vice President of Sales at Kelser Corporation states, “As a solutions provider, it is our responsibility to understand our client’s infrastructure requirements and help design optimized solutions. Intel’s new family of processors is a technological leap forward and provides an unequalled combination of performance and flexibility necessary to support current and future datacenter strategy.”

For even the most demanding environments, the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/1600 product families1 deliver an optimum combination of performance, built-in capabilities, and cost-effectiveness. These processors are designed to meet evolving data center needs with up to 80 percent higher performance2 over earlier processor generations, as well as improved energy efficiency, offering more cores, more cache, and increased memory capacity.

The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/1600 product families feature second-generation Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.05, which delivers more speed when it’s needed for peak workloads. Another performance-enhancement feature, Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX), can double performance6 in applications employing floating point or vector computations. To keep processor cores most productive, Intel® Data Direct I/O Technology enables direct data transfers from storage to cache, instantly moving data to wherever it is needed and increasing I/O performance by up to 2.3 times7.

The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/1600 product families derive more performance value from every watt using an enhanced Intel® Intelligent Power Technology8 for optimum balance between performance and energy consumption. And, the Intel® Data Center Manager plugs into existing management frameworks so that IT staff can monitor and manage power and thermal status for individual or multiple servers.

To reinforce security, Intel has based its new server processors on a solid foundation of encryption standards, trusted resources and standards-based protocols for protecting systems and sensitive data on shared infrastructure. To extend security across the network without significantly compromising performance, Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard – New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)9 accelerates and strengthens encryption to protect all users and assets.

The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600/1600 product families employ Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT)10 to establish trusted pools of resources so that computing environments are better able to protect themselves from malware or other attacks at or before launch.


About Kelser Corporation

From robust computing platforms to innovative storage and converged networks, Kelser brings solutions which enhance performance, productivity, stability and security. With an eye towards future growth, our team works with our clients to ensure the greatest overall return on their investment dollars.

The ability to bring resources together to solve a problem or improve a process is a key to success. Kelser has long been the gateway for clients to access the information and providers necessary to resolve complex challenges and facilitate efficiencies. To learn more about Kelser Corporation please visit http://www.kelsercorp.com

1Intel processor numbers are not a measure of performance. Processor numbers differentiate features within each processor family, not across different processor families. See www.intel.com/products/processor_number for details.
2Source: Performance comparison using SPECfp*_rate_base2006 benchmark. Baseline score of 267 on prior generation 2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5690 (3.46 GHz, 6 core, 12MB L3, 6.4 GT/s, 130W) based platform is based on best published score to www.spec.org as of 6 September 2011. For more details, see: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2011q1/cpu2006-20110131-14172.html. New score of 486 on 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690 (2.90 GHz, 8 core, 20MB L3, 8.0 GT/s, 135W) based platform is based on Intel internal measured estimates as of 6 September 2011 using an Intel® Rose City platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690, Turbo Enabled, EIST Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 64 GB memory (8 x 8GB DDR3-1600), Red Hat* Enterprise Linux Server 6.1 beta for x86_6, Intel® Compiler 12.1.
3Source: The claim of up to 30% reduction in I/O latency is based on Intel internal measurements of the average time for an I/O device read to local system memory under idle conditions for the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family versus the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series.
4Source: The PCIe 3.0 specification supports up to 8 GT/s and 128b/130b encoding which is estimated to double interconnect bandwidth versus the PCIe 2.0 specification.
5Intel® Turbo Boost Technology requires a platform with a processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology performance varies depending on hardware, software and overall system configuration. Check with your platform manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. For more information, see http://www.intel.com/technology/turboboost.
6Source: The Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family supports Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX), which increases maximum vector size from 128 to 256 bits, so up to twice the work can be accomplished per clock cycle during floating point and vector operations versus the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series.
7Source: The claim of up to 2.3x I/O performance is based on Intel internal measurements comparing 1-socket SNB data for an L2 forwarding test using 8x10 GbE ports for the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family versus the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series.
8Intel® Intelligent Power Technology requires a computer system with an enabled Intel® processor, chipset, BIOS and for some features, an operating system enabled for it. Functionality or other benefits may vary depending on hardware implementation and may require a BIOS and/or operating system update. Please check with your system vendor for details.
9Intel® AES-NI requires a computer system with an AES-NI enabled processor, as well as non-Intel software to execute the instructions in the correct sequence. AES-NI is available on Intel® Core™ i5-600 desktop processor series, Intel® Core™ i7-600 mobile processor series, and Intel® Core™ i5-500 mobile processor series. For availability, consult your reseller or system manufacturer. For more information, see http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-advanced-encryption-standard-instructions-aes-ni/
10No computer system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Intel® Trusted Execution Technology is a security technology under development by Intel and requires for operation a computer system with Intel® Virtualization Technology, an Intel® Trusted Execution Technology-enabled processor, chipset, BIOS, Authenticated Code Modules, and an Intel or other compatible measured virtual machine monitor. In addition, Intel® Trusted Execution Technology requires the system to contain a TPMv1.2 as defined by the Trusted Computing Group and specific software for some uses. See http://www.intel.com/technology/security/ for more information.
Performance and competitive information is accurate at time of document publication. For latest competitive and performance information, visit www.intel.com/performance
Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.
Performance tests and ratings are measured using specific computer systems and/or components and reflect the approximate performance of Intel products as measured by those tests. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Buyers should consult other sources of information to evaluate the performance of systems or components they are considering purchasing. For more information on performance tests and on the performance of Intel products, visit www.intel.com/performance/resources/limits.htm or call (U.S.) 1-800-628-8686 or

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