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NEC Announces Support for Intel Xeon Processor E7 Architecture on Enterprise Servers

April 07
20:19 2011

Hosting ToolboxIRVING, TX – NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of advanced communications, networking and IT solutions, today announced support for the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 architecture. NEC Express5800/A1080a server provides exceptional reliability, speed, performance and security exploiting the inherent functionality of the Intel Xeon processor E7 family. NEC is accepting orders for field upgrades of the Express5800/A1080a to the E7-8800 family immediately.

“Intel welcomes NEC’s announcement of the Express5800/A1080a series with support for Intel® Xeon® processor E7 architecture,” said Boyd Davis, VP and GM of Intel’s Data Center Group Marketing. “We’re excited to see NEC’s continued support of the enhanced speed and reliability now available with the Intel Xeon processor E7 family. The NEC Express5800/A1080a is a compelling complement to NEC’s portfolio of mission critical systems. As a long-standing partner, NEC continues to help us deliver the performance, scalability and reliability required for the most demanding enterprise applications, large-scale server consolidation and database environments.”

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With the latest support for Intel Xeon processor E7 architecture, Express5800/A1080a server can accommodate up to two terabytes (TB) of memory and 160 threads with modular in-box partitioning in an innovative single 7U chassis. Whether for memory hungry SQL environments, virtualization solutions, compute-intensive databases, analytic requirements or high-availability for sensitive business and industrial applications, IT managers have the flexibility to scale and configure the new Express5800/A1080a server specifically for their unique datacenter requirements.

“NEC always strives to incorporate supercomputer and mainframe-inspired features into the Express5800 server series, the industry’s highest quality and most reliable solutions for mission-critical computing on Intel-based platforms,” said Mike Mitsch, director, IT Platform, NEC Corporation of America. “The Express5800/A1080a server with support for the Intel Xeon processor E7 architecture is designed to increase speed, workload performance, reliability and security with higher memory and less energy consumption than ever before.”

The Express5800/A1080a server also represents exceptional value. Designed to be less costly than two discreet servers, this latest generation of NEC Intel-based enterprise servers can save businesses valuable rack space and power due to the advanced partitioning and power cooling technology.

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