Silicon Mechanics now offers a range of products built with the newly launched Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v3 product family, the latest generation of processors for entry-level servers. The new E3-1200 v3 processor product family (formerly code-named Haswell) features new architecture and offers improved energy efficiency and power consumption. Products with the new processor include Silicon Mechanics’ Rackform iServ R101.v5, R133.v5, and R135.v5.
The E3-1200 v3-based platform features reduced power consumption, beginning with a fully integrated voltage regulator (FIVR), an industry-first innovation that unifies five voltage regulators onto the chip for better control and performance. Other innovations include improved power gating, a power management unit, a chipset with reduced power consumption, and reduced transistor leakage. It all adds up to 10 per cent improved performance over the E3-1200 v2 line.
With all the features of earlier versions, the new Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v3 product family includes Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading Technology, in addition to security features such as Intel Secure Key, Intel OS Guard, and Intel AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard - New Instructions).