SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 8, 2006 — Ahead of next week’s Supercomputing 2006 show in Tampa, Fla., Intel Corporation revealed new products and technology building blocks for system manufacturers, system builders and software developers to more easily create high-performance supercomputers that run faster and save space.
New Intel-based server products introduced this year are delivering breakthroughs in technical computing. As a point of reference, 10 years ago, a supercomputer with 9000 IntelÂ® PentiumÂ® Pro processors took up 1,500 square feet, delivered 1.80 teraflops of peak performance and consumed some 800,000 watts of power. Today, the same level of performance can be achieved by a server cluster with 44 Quad-Core IntelÂ® XeonÂ® processor 5300 series, codenamed ‘Clovertown’ and due to ship shortly, while taking up just 16 square feet and consuming less than 10,000 watts.**