Enhance processor performance and software efficiency
Processors do work in shifts. Each shift is a full clock cycle - the time it takes to process one instruction. The more threads that a system can execute per clock cycle, the more efficiently the software can run.
Multi-core processors can execute multiple threads per cycle, so you can get more work per cycle and enhanced software efficiency.
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|When you add Intel Hyper-Threading to your system, you can also take advantage of the multi-core architecture to deliver up to four instructions per cycle on a dual-core processor (two physical and two virtual).|
That can mean better efficiency in processing, better queuing of commands and, most importantly, better performance.
Take full advantage of available processing capabilities
Today's processors typically don't take full advantage of available processing capabilities, often running at utilization rates of under 20 percent
By increasing the number of threads available per cycle, systems can potentially increase their processor utilization through more efficient threading.
And as technologies like virtualization become more commonplace, processor utilization will continue to increase, helping to create more efficiency in the data centre.
Help improve performance while minimizing power use
The need for greater system performance can have drawbacks - power usage and energy consumption keep going up. Faster processors increase thermal output which can require expensive solutions.
Multi-core technology helps provide better performance with minimal increases in power consumption. The architecture integrates two or more processor cores into a single chip. This can help a customer realize better performance within the same power and thermal range.
With multi-core technology, Dell PowerEdge servers balance the need for greater performance with the need to keep environmental factors like power and thermal in check.
Prepare for future growth through scalable processor efficiencies
As the industry continues to shift from larger proprietary systems to industry-standard systems, the ability to easily scale systems and technology becomes more critical.
With multi-core technology, you can better scale application workloads by threading applications across multiple processors.This flexibility can help growing businesses meet future needs by providing more headroom through processor efficiency instead of faster clock cycles.
Multi-core technology delivers a wide range of benefits - from increased performance and efficiency today -- to enhanced scalability for tomorrow's computing needs.
Dual-Core Technology Brief
Dual-Core Server Alliance Partners