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Intel® C202, C204, C206, and C216 Chipsets

Designed for use in small businesses, the Intel® C202, C204, C206, and C216  chipsets support the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v2 and Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 product families in one socket server platforms and entry level workstations . These chipsets deliver dependability and productivity by providing new levels of cost effective data protection, performance, expanded security, virtualization, and power management options.

Intel® C202, C204, C206, and C216 Chipsets

Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v2 Product Family Overview

Features

Benefits

Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v2 product family

Server-class performance, reliability, and security at entry-level price points

  • Up to 13 percent performance improvement over previous-generation Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers1

Intel® Microarchitecture

Enhanced performance and energy-efficiency

  • Industry-leading Intel® silicon technology (22nm Hi-k process technology)
  • Intel® Smart Cache Technology, with up to 8 MB last-level cache

Reliability and Security to Protect Your Business

Support for ECC Memory

Better data integrity and system reliability through automatic data correction

  • Detects and corrects up to 99.988 percent of all memory errors

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) with E-mail Alerting

Uninterrupted operation and quick data recovery in the event of a hard drive failure

  • Accelerates system performance by striping data across hard drives

Intel® OS Guard

Improves security by strengthening malware protection

  • Provides hardware-based protection for your server operating system

Intel® Secure Key

Enhances security and performance for a wide range of security applications

  • Provides faster, higher quality cryptographic keys and certificates

Intel® Advanced Encryption Standards-New Instructions2 (Intel® AES-NI)

Improve security by encrypting data—without slowing response times

  • Accelerates data encryption/decryption by up to 58 percent3

Intel® Trusted Execution Technology4(Intel® TXT)

Protects your business by increasing security against many digital threats

Helps to ensure the system launches into a “known good state”

Server OS Validation

Enhanced compatibility and reliability with leading business applications

  • Tested and validated on server operating systems

Responsive Performance to Grow Your Business

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.05

Higher performance when you need it most

  • Accelerates processor or graphics performance for peak loads

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology6 (Intel® HT Technology)

Faster performance for many demanding business applications

  • Thread-level parallelism benefits multi-threaded and concurrently running applications

PCI Express* 3.0 Ports

Extra capacity and flexibility for storage and networking connections

  • Up to double the I/O bandwidth of prior generation PCIe 2.0

SATA* 3.0

Faster data access, system startups, and application load times

  • Doubles data throughput versus prior generation for faster hard drive performance

Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel® VT-d)

Enables fast network/storage communications in a virtualized environment

  • Near-native I/O performance with improved security and reliability

Better Value at Lower Total Cost

Low-Power CPU Options

Match performance versus energy efficiency to maximize total value

  • Choose from 87W, 77W, 69W, 45W, and 17W processor SKUs

Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager

Provides power and thermal monitoring and policy-based power management for an individual server.

Intel® Active Management Technology7 (Intel® AMT)

Flexible local and remote management for simple maintenance and reliable operation

  • Secure, out-of-band access, even for failed power states or a crashed OS

Additional information: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Product and Performance Information

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1. Source: Performance comparison based on processor generation-to-generation geometric mean of SPECint*_rate_base2006,SPECfp*_rate_base2006, STREAM & Linpack benchmark results. For the SPECCPU2006 v1.2 ic12.1.09oct2011 on Linux x86_64 comparison: Baseline and Score on Benchmark:-  Intel® C206 based  Qual Platform with one Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1280 (8M Cache, 3.50 GHz, D2-stepping), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled, 16GB memory (2x8GB DDR3-1333 ECC UDIMM), 160GB SATA 7200RPM HDD, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* Server 6.2 with kernel: 2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64. Compiler version: 12.1.0.225 of Intel C++ Studio XE and Intel Fortran. Source: Intel internal testing as of Feb 2012. Score: SPECint_rate_base2006=172,,SPECfp_rate_base2006=118. New Configuration and Score on Benchmark:- Intel® C206 Qual Platform with one Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1280V2 (8M Cache, 3.60 GHz, E0 stepping), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled, 16GB memory (2x 8GB DDR3-1600 ECC UDIMM), 160GB SATA 7200RPM HDD, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* Server 6.2 with kernel: 2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64. Compiler version: 12.1.0.225 of Intel C++ Studio XE and Intel Fortran. Source: Intel internal testing as of Feb 2012. Score : SPECint_rate_base2006=190, SPECfp_rate_base2006=135. For the Stream_omp v5.4 at N=80,000,000 on Linux x86_64 comparison: Baseline and Score on Benchmark:- Intel® C206 chipset with one Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1280 (Quad-Core, 3.5GHz, 8MB L3 cache), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) disabled, 16GB memory (2x 8GB DDR3-1333 Unbuffered ECC), 160GB SATA 7200RPM HDD, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* Server 6.2 with 2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 kernel. Source: Intel internal testing as of Mar 2012. Score of Triad: 18,629 MB/s. New Configuration and Score on Benchmark:- Intel® C206 chipset with one Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1280 v2 (Quad-Core, 3.6GHz, 8MB L3 cache,  E0-stepping), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) disabled, 16GB memory (2x 8GB DDR3-1600 Unbuffered ECC), 160GB SATA 7200RPM HDD, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* Server 6.2 with 2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 kernel. Source: Intel internal testing as of Feb 2012. Score of Triad: 22,531 MB/s. For the Intel Optimized SMP LINPACK 10.3.4 on Linux x86_64 comparison: Baseline Configuration and Score on Benchmark:- Intel® C206 chipset with one Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1280 (Quad-Core, 3.5GHz, 8MB L3 cache), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) disabled, 8GB memory (2x 4GB DDR3-1333 Unbuffered ECC), 160GB SATA 7200RPM HDD, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* Server 5.5 for x86_64 with kernel 2.6.35.10. Source: Intel internal testing as of Dec 2010. Score : 99.61 GFlops. New Configuration and Score on Benchmark:- Intel® C206 chipset with one Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1280 v2 (Quad-Core, 3.6GHz, 8MB L3 cache,  E0-stepping), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) disabled, 16GB memory (2x 8GB DDR3-1600 Unbuffered ECC), 160GB SATA 7200RPM HDD, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* Server 6.2 with 2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64 kernel. Source: Intel internal testing as of Feb 2012. Score : 107.38 Gflops.

2. Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) requires a computer system with an AES-NI-enabled processor, as well as non-Intel software to execute the instructions in the correct sequence. AES-NI is available on Intel® Core™ i5-600 Desktop Processor Series, Intel® Core™ i7-600 Mobile Processor Series, and Intel® Core™ i5-500 Mobile Processor Series. For availability, consult your reseller or system manufacturer. For more information, see http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-advanced-encryption-standard-instructions-aes-ni/.

3. Source: Performance comparison when encrypting a 32 GB SSD. Baseline score of 14 minutes 57 seconds on prior generation Intel® Xeon® processor X3480 (Quad-Core, 3.06 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache) based platform (and new score of 9 minutes 24.67 seconds on an Intel® Xeon® processor E5-1280 (Quad-Core, 3.5 GHz, 8 MB L3 cache) based platform are based on the best published results as of January 2011. For more information go to http://www.intel.com/performance.

4. No computer system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT) requires a computer system with Intel® Virtualization Technology, an Intel TXT-enabled processor, chipset, BIOS, Authenticated Code Modules and an Intel TXT-compatible measured launched environment (MLE). Intel TXT also requires the system to contain a TPM v1.s. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/data-security/security-overview-general-technology.html. In addition, Intel TXT requires that the original equipment manufacturer provides TPM functionality, which requires a TPM-supported BIOS. TPM functionality must be initialized and may not be available in all countries.

5. Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 are only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.

6. Requires an Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled system, consult with your system manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. Not available on all Intel® processors. For more information, including details on which processors support Intel HT Technology, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/hyper-threading/hyper-threading-technology.html.

7. Security features enabled by Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) require an enabled chipset, network hardware and software and a corporate network connection. Intel AMT may not be available or certain capabilities may be limited over a host OS-based VPN or when connecting wirelessly, on battery power, sleeping, hibernating, or powered off. Setup requires configuration and may require scripting with the management console or further integration into existing security frameworks, and modifications or implementation of new business processes. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/intel-active-management-technology.html.