Silicon Mechanics Announces Support for New Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 Series

Six-core processors feature energy efficiency and intelligent performance.

BOTHELL, WA – March 16, 2010 – Silicon Mechanics, Inc., a leading provider of rackmount servers, storage, and high-performance computing solutions, today announced the launch of 17 products supporting the new Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 Series (formerly codenamed "Westmere"). The updated products make the latest processor technology available in selections from the company's Rackform iServ servers, Storform storage, and Hyperform HPC lines.

Highlights of the Intel Xeon Processor 5600 Series include:

  • True Six-Core Dual-Socket Servers
    The new Intel Xeon Processor 5600 offers true six-core CPUs with up to 12 threads and up to 12MB cache. Quad-core processors with up to 8 threads and 12MB of cache are also available in the 5600 series.

  • 32nm Process Technology
    Based on Nehalem architecture, the 5600 Series is built on the 32nm high-k metal gate process.

  • Intel® Intelligent Power Technology
    IPT automatically shifts the CPU and memory into the lowest available power state, reducing energy costs.

  • Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
    Turbo Boost delivers additional performance automatically when needed by taking advantage of the processor's power and thermal headroom. This enables increased performance of both multi-threaded and single-threaded workloads.

  • Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
    Hyper-Threading allows thread-level parallelism on each processor, resulting in more efficient use of processor resources. With higher processing throughput, you enjoy substantially improved performance.

  • DDR3 Memory
    The move to DDR3 memory offers increased performance due to higher memory speeds, and reduced power consumption compared to FB-DDR2 memory operating at the same speed.

Information on all of the Intel Xeon 5600-based selections is now available, and a guide to the new features of the processor can be downloaded from the website. New products from Silicon Mechanics are:

Rackform Rackmount Servers

Storform Storage

Hyperform High-Performance Computing

For complete information regarding the new Intel Xeon 5600 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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