Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v2
The Heart of a Modern Data Center
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v2
IT organizations around the world are driving higher value into their businesses by
virtualizing their data centers and adding automation, so they can drive down costs and
deliver new data-driven services more quickly and efficiently. Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers
provide the foundation for this innovation. They account for the majority of all servers in today’s
virtualized data centers and clouds, and also power many of today’s highest-performing workstations.
Up to 35 Percent Higher Performance
The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family provides 50
percent more cores and cache than the previous generation, along with
faster memory and additional hardware enhancements for virtualiza-
tion. These innovations deliver up to 35 percent higher performance on
average over previous generation Intel Xeon processor-based servers
across a broad range of benchmarks.
Three key technologies offer
particularly high value.
• Higher performance for peak workloads. Intel® Turbo Boost
automatically increases processor frequencies to take
advantage of power and thermal headroom. This second-generation
technology provides higher frequencies and greater intelligence so you
enjoy faster performance and improved efciency.
• Up to 2x and higher performance gains for oating point
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX) provides
new instructions that can signicantly improve
applications that rely on oating point or vector computations. The
most recent enhancements speed 16/32-bit data conversions, which
provide additional performance gains for select applications.
• New virtualization efciencies. Advanced Programmable Interrupt
Controller virtualization (APICv) takes the value of Intel® Virtualization
Technology (Intel® VT) to new heights. By eliminating up to 50 percent
of virtual machine exits, it reduces virtualization overhead to 4 percent
to further improve performance and scalability.
Eliminating Network Bottlenecks
The Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family provides exceptionally
fast data movement in dense virtual environments to increase server
performance and accelerate network and storage communications.
• Intel® Integrated I/O for up to 2x higher bandwidth. PCI Express*
3.0 lanes are integrated directly onto the processor die—up to 80 lanes
per two-socket server. This technology has been shown to reduce I/O
latency by up to 30 percent,
and provides up to twice the bandwidth
versus solutions based on the PCIe 2.0 specication.
optimizations for storage and technical computing include new support
for x16 Non-Transparent Bridging and improved P2P bandwidth.
• Putting data right where you need it—fast. Intel® Data Direct
I/O Technology enables direct data transfers from storage to cache. It
increases I/O performance by up to 2.3 times
and reduces memory
Strengthening Security and Compliance
With the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 product family, you can
protect your business more effectively using Intel® Security Technologies
that help to improve workload isolation, security policy enforcement, and
• Better, faster data protection. Intel® Data Protection Technology
includes Intel® Secure Key, which generates high-quality security keys,
and Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel®
AES-NI), which provides hardware assists to accelerate and improve
encryption. In combination with software from leading vendors, such as
Oracle, Microsoft, and McAfee, these technologies provide the foundation
for secure online transactions and enterprise-wide data protection—all
without sacricing application performance.
• Hardened protection for virtual data centers and clouds.
Establish trusted pools of virtual resources, so you can maintain
security and compliance more effectively in dynamic, multi-tenant
environments. Intel® Platform Protection Technology
Trusted Execution Technology, which ensures that your systems and
hypervisors boot only into cryptographically veried “known good
states,” so they cannot be compromised during or prior to launch. It
also includes OS Guard, which provides additional malware protection
by preventing the execution of calls to the OS from compromised
applications in the user mode or code pages.