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Dallas—April 6, 2009—SoftLayer Technologies today announced it is the first hosting service provider to offer servers featuring new Intel® Xeon® 5500 processors, built with Intel’s Nehalem microarchitecture. The new line of processors provides up to 125% higher compute performance over the prior generation while maintaining similar power consumption. The processors also offer up to two times more virtualization performance, allowing more virtual machines per physical server.Intel designed the Nehalem microarchitecture from the ground up to capitalize on all the advantages of their industry-leading 45-nanometer Hi-k metal gate silicon technology. Advantages of the microarchitecture include:
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