Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 series Debuts on TOP500 List; First Intel® Many Integrated Core Processor Demonstrated to Deliver Performance Above 1 TFLOPS

Intel Corporation revealed details about the company’s nextgeneration Intel® Xeon® processor-based and Intel® Many Integrated Core (Intel® MIC) architecture designed for high-performance computing (HPC). The Intel Xeon processor E5 family is the world’s first server processor to support full integration of the PCI Express 3.0 specification**. PCIe 3.0 is estimated** to double the interconnect bandwidth over the PCIe* 2.0 specification** while enabling lower power and higher density server implementations. New fabric controllers taking advantage of the PCI Express 3.0 specification will allow more efficient scaling of performance and data transfer with the growing number of nodes in HPC supercomputers.

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