White paper: Intel® Xeon® Processor 7500 Series impact analysis

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    Presented in Ottawa, Canada, at the Intel Xeon Processor 7500 series launch event, this paper prepared by CiRBA Inc. illustrates the potential impact of the new Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series (codenamed Nehalem EX) on the efficiency of typical IT environments. In particular, the benefits of performance increases over previous generations, advances in power efficiency, and improvements in memory architecture are put in context in a real-world production environment. This is accomplished by comparing the estimated physical-to-virtual consolidation ratios for various what-if scenarios based on several recent generations of Intel® Xeon® processors.