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R. Ravichandran, Business Development Director, APAC, Intel, unveils the Xeon E5-2600 in Bangalore, March 7 2012
 
 
Intel unveils new Xeon chip range: India may use it to fuel new supercomputer

Bangalore, March 8, 2012 – Intel has unveiled its latest and most powerful enterprise processor in India, in an event in Bangalore on Thursday, simultaneous with its global launch.

The new Xeon E5-2600 product family was touted to deliver at least 80 percent better performance than the previous 5600 Xeon, to address the burgeoning demand for cloud computing, corporate consumerization and big data.
The E5 family also supports Intel Advanced Vector Extension (Intel AVX) that increases the performance on compute-intensive applications such as financial analysis, media content creation and high performance computing, said R. Ravichandran, Business Development Director, APAC, Intel.

Among early enterprise applications that have embraced the E5 in India are Real Image, makers of the Qube digital cinema systems; Omnesys, providers of order management systems for stock markets and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (CSIR C-MMACS) which plans to build India's fastest supercomputer -- a 250 teraflop machine fuelled by the new Xeon chips.
Though Intel's Xeon developments have for long been anchored at its India development centre, Ravichandran stopped short of crediting the Bangalore based engineers with any major role in creating the E5 family -- which sounded unusual to say the least.

Link to Intel collateral on the Xeon processor E5-2600 product family: http://www.intel.in/content/www/in/en/servers/server-products.html