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Find the Best Processor for Your Workload
Adjust the inputs below to reflect the workload you would run on a bare metal server.
Define Your Workload




How much performance does your workload require?
How much memory does your workload require?
Do you need Intel® Trusted Execution Technology support?
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Processor Performance
Demanding workloads often require faster processors with more processing cores and features to deliver faster results or a higher quality user experience. Alternately, cost-optimized options may be ideal for less-demanding workloads.
System Memory
Data intensive workloads can benefit from increased system memory, so your processors wait less often while retrieving data from slow storage devices.
Intel® Platform Protection Technology with Trusted Execution Technology (TXT)
Hardens platforms from hypervisor attacks, BIOS, or other firmware attacks, malicious root kit installations, or other software-based attacks. Provides hardware monitoring and security controls that help assure a workload is running on trusted SoftLayer hardware in a known location.
Processor Generation
Next-generation processors deliver superior performance and new features compared to the previous generation. For example, "v2" = 2nd generation and "v3" = 3rd generation.
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX)
Can improve performance in floating point intensive applications, such as life science engineering, data mining, financial analysis, or other technical computing applications. Also enhances image, video, and audio processing.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Accelerates processor and graphics performance in traditional non-parallel workloads by allowing cores to run faster than the rated operating frequency when below power, current, and temperature specification limits.
Intel® Data Protection Technology with Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI)
Accelerates the encryption of data using the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm.