Intel, HP Launch Itanium 9500 Processor Series for Mission-critical Data Centers

Intel India and HP today launched the Itanium 9500 processor series for mission-critical data centers. HP would be building the systems based on new Itanium 9500 series chips.

Formerly known as Poulson, Itanium is meant to provide tailor-made platform for consolidating legacy RISC and mainframes in a dedicated system, which is also capable of handling mission-critical computing in increasingly cloud-centric data centers.

The biggest advantage of Itanium 9500 processor over older generations is that the core frequency is now upto 2.53GHz, with an 8% lowered TDP and 80% less idle power draw. The microarchitecture adds as much as 2.4 times the performance as compared with the older Itaniums, as well as up to 40 percent faster frequency, and 33 percent greater bandwidth.

Intel South Asia’s Country Business Manager, MNC Accounts, Srinivasan Ramaprasad, said during the launch,”Built on a new microarchitecture and providing breakthrough performance, the Intel Itanium 9500 processor family signals Intel’s ongoing commitment to deliver unparallelled reliability… to meet the critical application demands across all industries.”

HP India’s Director, Business Critical Systems, Santanu Ghose, added, “Today’s announcement demonstrates HP’s continued commitment to transform the server landscape with innovations to the Integrity portfolio–offered with a mission-critical converged infrastructure that will endure into the future.”

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