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Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600/5500 Family with the Intel® 5520 Chipset

Formerly Tylersburg/Westmere-EP (Nehalem/Westmere-EP + Tylersburg-36D)

These processors can be used in single- or dual-socket configurations and are based on 32-nanometer (5600 series) and 45-nanometer (5500 series) process technology. This platform provides the performance, memory, I/O capabilities, and thermal profiles ideal for compute-intensive communications applications.

  • Intel® QuickPath Technology: Delivers bandwidth improvement for data-intensive applications.
  • Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Provides faster, more efficient cryptographic performance (5600 series only).
  • Integrated power gates: Allows reduction to idling cores at near-zero power.
  • Flexible virtualization: Hardware-assisted virtualization support in processors, and Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) for Directed I/O (Intel® VT-d) in chipsets.

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Processors1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Processor Number Ordering Code Cache, Clock Speed Power Memory Product Technologies
Intel® Xeon® processor L5638 AT80614003591AB 12 MB, 2.0 GHz, 5.86 GT/s Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (Intel® QPI)
60 W DDR3 1333 Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI), Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology), Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT), Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) for Directed I/O (Intel® VT-d)
Intel® Xeon® processor L5618 AT80614005079AB 12 MB, 1.87 GHz, 5.86 GT/s Intel® QPI 40 W DDR3 1066 Intel AES-NI, Intel HT Technology, Intel TXT, Intel VT-d
Intel® Xeon® processor L5518 AT80602002265AB 8 MB, 2.13 GHz, 5.86 GT/s Intel® QPI 60 W DDR3-800/1066 Error correcting code (ECC), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology, Intel HT Technology, IA-64, demand based switching, Intel VT-d, Execute Disable Bit
Intel® Xeon® processor L5508 AT80602002697AC 8 MB, 2.0 GHz, 5.86 GT/s Intel® QPI 38 W DDR3-800/1066 ECC, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology, Intel HT Technology, IA-64, demand based switching, Intel VT-d, Execute Disable Bit
Intel® Xeon® processor E5645 AT80614003597AC 12 MB, 2.4 GHz, 5.86 GT/s Intel® QPI 80 W DDR3-800/1066/1333 Intel AES-NI, ECC, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology, Intel HT Technology, IA-64, demand based switching, Intel TXT, Intel VT-d, Execute Disable Bit
Intel® Xeon® processor E5620 AT80614005073AB 12 MB, 2.4 GHz, 5.86 GT/s Intel® QPI 80 W DDR3-800/1066 Intel AES-NI, ECC, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology, Intel HT Technology, IA-64, demand based switching, Intel TXT, Intel VT-d, Execute Disable Bit
Intel® Xeon® processor E5540 AT80602000789AA 8 MB, 2.53 GHz, 5.86 GT/s Intel® QPI 80 W DDR3-800/1066 ECC, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology, Intel HT Technology, IA-64, demand based switching, Intel VT-d, Execute Disable Bit
Intel® Xeon® processor E5504 AT80602000801AA 4 MB, 2.0 GHz, 4.8 GT/s Intel® QPI 80 W DDR3 800 ECC, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology, IA-64, demand based switching, Intel VT-d, Execute Disable Bit
Chipsets
Product Ordering Code Package Power Features
Intel® 5520 I/O Controller Hub AC5520 FCBGA1295 21.7 W Supports Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series at 6.4 GT/s, 5.86 GT/s and 4.8 GT/s speeds via Intel® QuickPath Technology interconnect. Supports 36 lanes of PCI Express* (PCIe*) 2.0 I/O, Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT) for IA-32, Intel® 64 and Intel® Architecture (Intel® VT-x), and Intel VT-d enhancements for virtualization OS, and Intel® ICH10R; 27.1W TDP. Optional second Intel® 5520 IOH supports up to 72 lanes PCI Express 2.0.
Intel® I/O Controller Hub (ICH10R) AF82801JIR PBGA676 4.5 W PCIe 6x1; six SATA ports; Intel® Matrix Storage Technology with RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10; 12 USB ports, Integrated Gigabit LAN controller 10/100/1000; 4.5W TDP.  

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Intel® Xeon® processor 5600/5500 series with the Intel® 5520 Chipset, formerly Tylersburg/Westmere-EP (Nehalem/Westmere-EP + Tylersburg-36D)

This block diagram provides a description of the functions, capabilities, and connectivity within the Intel® processor platform shown. These processors can be used in single- or dual-socket configurations, and are based on 32nm (5600 series) and 45nm (5500 series) process technology. This platform provides the performance, memory, I/O capabilities, and thermal profiles ideal for compute-intensive communications applications.

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