Intel Unveils Quad-Core Storage Server
Subject: Storage | April 16, 2007 - 09:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD, San Diego, April 16, 2007 — Intel Corporation today announced the industry's first 2U, 12 drive, integrated quad-core storage server: the Intel Storage Server SSR212MC2. This hardware platform enables a new price/performance class for the small- and medium-sized business (SMB) market. Powered by the quad-core IntelÂ® XeonÂ® processor 5300 series, this new rack mount server can be configured as a broad range of enterprise and small business storage solutions, including Network-Attached Storage (NAS), Storage Area Network (SAN) and application servers.
Since introducing the first-ever quad core processors in November of last year, Intel is now shipping 12 different server and desktop processors with four processing engines or cores. Intel had expanded the line to the embedded market in early April and now to the storage industry.