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Liquid Computing Announces LiquidIQ 3.0 Unified Computing System Powered By Intel Xeon 5500 Series Processors

Liquid Computing, a leader in unified computing infrastructure for the dynamic data center, today announced the LiquidIQ 3.0 unified computing system powered by Intel Xeon 5500 Series Processors.  The Intel Xeon 5500 Series Processor, also known by the code name “Nehalem”, takes the powerful performance, agility, and operational cost saving benefits of LiquidIQ to a new level, providing customers with even more horsepower and bandwidth to run either multi-tier, data intensive applications or virtualized applications while significantly decreasing power utilization and reducing space consumption by 50 percent.   

“Intel and Liquid Computing share a common goal of driving innovation to help data centers more effectively support business demands while reducing operating costs,” said Doug Cooper, country manager, Intel Canada.  “Powered by the Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series, LiquidIQ 3.0 achieves this goal in unified computing for data centers that support both virtualized and bare metal operations with significant leaps in performance, space utilization, and power efficiency.” 

The LiquidIQ unified computing platform is already in use in customer data centers today and provides total control over the delivery and quality of the on-demand business applications they manage, while at the same time significantly reducing data center operating costs.  LiquidIQ is standards-based, certified to support major operating systems, and is the only unified computing system designed from the ground up to support applications running on bare-metal and those running within virtualized environments.  

“Unified computing is part of the next wave of transformation that will redefine IT and the role it plays in our companies,” said Zeus Kerravala, senior vice president, Yankee Group.  “In launching LiquidIQ 3.0 with the Intel Xeon 5500 series processor, Liquid Computing seeks to lead this transformation and reduce the complexity data centers face by enabling management of physical and virtual data center resources as one.”

LiquidIQ 3.0 powered by Intel Xeon 5500 series processor delivers:

  • SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE:   LiquidIQ 3.0 delivers unsurpassed next-generation compute performance for both bare metal and virtualized applications by leveraging the Xeon 5500’s breakthroughs in processing speed, memory, and efficiency (memory architecture, quick path bus, multi-cores, multi-threading, enhanced caching architecture, enhanced instruction sets).  Improved bandwidth management and utilization is also achieved by leveraging the processor’s powerful I/O capabilities to integrate switching capabilities onto the compute blade.
  • INTELLIGENT POWER MANAGEMENT:  LiquidIQ 3.0 combines advanced power control technology that leverages the Xeon 5500’s energy efficiency and intelligent energy management capabilities to deliver best-in-class power consumption efficiency.
  • 2X SPACE UTILIZATION:  LiquidIQ 3.0, powered by the Xeon 5500, doubles on-board compute blade density from 20 to 40 per chassis, enabling data centers to significantly improve space utilization while reducing costs.
  • VIRTUALIZATION:  LiquidIQ extends the efficiency enabled by application layer virtualization all the way down to underlying physical IT infrastructure.  With Liquid Computing’s stateless deployment of the Xeon 5500, customers benefit from enhanced performance and unmatched security in any operating environment.

“LiquidIQ 3.0 powered by the Intel Xeon 5500 series processor raises the bar for the next generation of IT infrastructure,” said Vikram Desai, CEO of Liquid Computing.  “The combined technologies of Liquid Computing and Intel provide significant advantages for our customers, who operate both virtualized and bare metal applications and are under constant pressure to more effectively scale and deliver critical on-demand business applications with greater quality yet fewer and fewer resources.”

Published Monday, March 30, 2009 6:34 PM by David Marshall
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