Silicon Mechanics Announces Support for New Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series

Breakthrough performance and intelligent, energy-efficient options expected to attract customers.

BOTHELL, WA – March 30, 2009 – Silicon Mechanics, Inc., a leading provider of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing solutions, today announced the launch of seven products supporting the new Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series (codenamed Nehalem). The new products are available in the company's Rackform rackmount server line, and include the following:

Users can expect to realize increased performance—up to 9x in some cases—due to improvements in memory architecture, QuickPath Interconnect technology, and the addition of features including Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading. While enjoying stepped up processing power, users will not have to sacrifice energy-efficiency goals. Greatly reduced idle power requirements, more idle states, power gates, automated power management features, and DDR3 memory can result in operating cost as much as 90% lower. For complete information regarding the new Intel Xeon 5500 Series and the products that are available through Silicon Mechanics, visit

Pricing and Availability
All systems are slated for immediate purchase and delivery via the Silicon Mechanics website.

About Silicon Mechanics
Silicon Mechanics is a leading manufacturer of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing hardware with one of the most comprehensive product offerings available. We work collaboratively with customers to create best-fit solutions at competitive pricing. Our products are supported by the best warranty offerings available. Our unique website allows customers to easily configure hardware and evaluate the implications of their options. When you work with Silicon Mechanics, you get more than just state-of-the-art equipment. You get a team of experts dedicated to total customer satisfaction. Visit or call us at 866-352-1173 to custom-configure a system for your computing environment.

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