NEC Corporation announced today the worldwide sales launch of six new NEC Express5800 series of industry-standard servers that are equipped with the latest IntelR XeonR processor E5-2400 v2 product family, featuring up to 10 cores and delivering as much as 20% greater performance (Note 1) than previous models. The new servers include rack, tower, modular and blade models.
NEC has also reduced power consumption by as much as 12% (Note 2) when compared to existing models through the use of an 80 PLUSR Titanium (Note 3) power supply for the rack servers.
In recent years, the industry-standard server market has seen the advancement of power-saving and optimization measures for existing business servers, as well as a growing need for IT investment in "new value creation" due to the use of Big Data. As general business servers and data center servers, these new products reduce installation costs through improved performance and server consolidation, and deliver reductions in operating costs by conserving energy, to support advanced IT investment by customers.
Key features of the new servers include the following:
1. The E120e-M 2-socket Modular Server
Improves I/O performance up to 1.7 times to accelerate storage transfer
By using the latest high-performance RAID controller, NEC has improved the internal data transfer rate of this server by up to 1.7 times (Note 4) when compared to earlier models. The result is a highly responsive database server or web server that satisfies various demands from numerous terminals. The E120e-M also supports the 10GBASE-T connection board as an optional PCI board, as well as the Infiniband connection board, the standard for next-generation high-speed networks. As a result, NEC has broadened the range of options for disk and network transfer performance, and delivered improved performance to the entire system as demanded by users.
2. R120e-1E and R120e-2E 2-socket 1U/2U Servers
Cut electricity costs by reducing power consumption by up to 12% when compared to previous models
In addition to adopting the latest processors for the R120e-1E and R120e-2E rack servers, NEC also uses an 80 PLUS Titanium power supply (Note 5), which provides the highest standard of energy efficiency, to reduce on-load power consumption by up to 12% and standby power consumption by up to 7% (Note 1) when compared to previous models. As a result, these servers reduce power consumption during run-time, and support users by cutting operational costs.
NEC's new Express5800 servers will be available on January 24, 2014. Distribution is expected to reach markets worldwide. Shipping dates differ by model and region.
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Note 1: According to NEC research comparing the older Express5800/R120d-2E equipped with Intel Xeon processor E5-2470 and the Express5800/R120e-2E equipped with Intel Xeon processor E5-2470 v2.
Note 2: According to NEC research comparing the older Express5800/R120d-2E and the Express5800/R120e-2E.
Note 3: A certification by the EPRI in the United States for power supplies that suppress the conversion loss that occurs when power supply units generate power to secure 80% or greater energy efficiency.
Note 4: According to NEC research comparing the older Express5800/E120d-M and the Express5800/E120e-M.
Note 5: Except for the Express5800/R120e-1E 3.5 inch drive model.
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