The Intel® 5520 and 5500 Chipset I/O Hub components provide a connection point between various I/O components and Intel® QuickPath Interconnect based processors. The Intel® 5520 and 5500 Chipsets are combined with Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series.
Thermal and Mechanical Design Guide: Intel® 5000 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub.
Discusses packaging technology, thermal specification, metrology, and solution for the Intel® 5000 series Chipset Memory Controller Hub.
The Intel® 5500 and 5520 Chipset series support the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series as well as the 32nm high-k Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series.
The Intel® 5500 and 5520 series chipsets support the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v2 series, Intel® QuickPath Architecture, and Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O, allowing for exceptional I/O bandwidth and advanced virtualization.