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Meet the Intel Xeon E-2300 processors for entry-level servers

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by Peter Krass on 09/21/2021
Blog Category: cloud-and-data-centers

Need another reason why your customers shouldn’t be using older PCs as servers? Earlier this month Intel introduced the Intel Xeon E-2300 processors.

The new CPUs are designed for single-processor servers used on-premises by small and midsize businesses (SMBs). And for servers used by cloud service providers (CSPs) for bare metal cloud hosting services.

The Intel Xeon E-2300 processors essentially let SMBs and CSPs have their cake and eat it too. The latest members of the Intel Xeon E processor family, these new processors offer not only affordability, but also the performance, reliability and availability your SMB customers need.

Intel Xeon E-2300 processor

Soon to come will be branded servers incorporating the Intel Xeon E-2300 processors from leading suppliers, including Dell and HPE. Similarly, white-box versions paired with ODM server boards are expected in the next two months or so.

Intel Xeon processor security—for less

While Intel already offers the more powerful (and more expensive) Intel Xeon Scalable processors, not every business needs or can afford that kind of power and advanced capabilities. For SMB users, the new Intel Xeon E-2300 could be just the ticket.

Just like the more costly Intel Xeon Scalable processors, the new Intel Xeon E-2300 processors feature an advanced security technology known as Intel Software Guard Extensions. Intel SGX protects application code and data from disclosure or modification.

Also, developers can enhance security by using Intel SGX to partition applications into protected areas of execution in memory, known as processor-hardened enclaves. These can be up to 512 MB.

10 SKUs for you

The new Intel Xeon E-2300 processors are now available in 10 SKUs. These offer options of 4, 6 or 8 cores; 4, 8, 12 or 16 threads; base clock speeds of 2.8 to 3.7 GHz (and up to 5.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost tech); and smart cache of 8 to 16 MB. Thermal design power options range from 65 to 95 watts.

All 10 SKUs support PCIe 4.0 at up to 20 lanes, and the older PCIe 3.0 at up to 24 lanes. All models also offer 2 channels of DDR4-3200 memory, which maxes out at 128 GB.

Also included in all SKUs are three cool Intel features that deliver business-class performance at affordable prices:

> Intel ECC Memory Support: increases reliability with automatic data checking for errors (ECC is short for error correction code).

> Intel Server Platform Services (Intel SPS): helps users discover, protect and repair networked computing assets.

> Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT): helps users discover, protect and repair networked computing assets.

Windows Server 2022 support is included, too. That can help your SMB clients upgrade to this new server OS version, which Microsoft made generally available earlier this month.

So tell your SMB customers to stop using old PCs for servers. And recommend they instead replacing those PCs with genuine entry-level servers based on Intel Xeon E-2300 CPUs.

Learn more:

> Intel Xeon E-2300 processors for servers (product brief)

> Intel Xeon E processors (product details)


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