Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology)
IntelÂ® Hyper-Threading Technology (IntelÂ® HT Technology) delivers thread-level parallelism on each processor, allowing for more efficient use of processor resources and improved performance on multi-threaded software. This technology is essential for maximizing processing throughput and achieving optimal performance on today's multi-threaded applications.
IntelÂ® Virtualization Technology (IntelÂ® VT)
IntelÂ® Virtualization Technology (IntelÂ® VT) is a powerful tool for increasing manageability, security, and flexibility in IT environments. By combining hardware-assisted virtualization with software-based solutions, IntelÂ® VT allows for maximum system utilization by consolidating multiple environments into a single server or PC. This abstraction of software from underlying hardware opens up a world of new usage models that can reduce costs, increase management efficiency, and strengthen security.
IntelÂ® Virtualization Technology (IntelÂ® VT) for Directed I/O (IntelÂ® VT-d)
IntelÂ® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) is an extension of Intel's Virtualization Technology (VT) roadmap, providing hardware assists for virtualization solutions. With support for IA-32 (VT-x) and ItaniumÂ® processor (VT-i) virtualization, as well as new support for I/O-device virtualization, VT-d helps improve security and reliability of systems and enhances performance of I/O devices in virtualized environments. This ultimately reduces total cost of ownership by minimizing downtime and increasing productive throughput through better utilization of data center resources.
IntelÂ® Trusted Execution Technology (IntelÂ® TXT)
IntelÂ® Trusted Execution Technology (IntelÂ® TXT) is a versatile set of hardware extensions to IntelÂ® processors and chipsets that enhance the digital office platform with advanced security capabilities. These include measured launch and protected execution, which help protect against software-based attacks and safeguard the confidentiality and integrity of data stored or created on the client PC. By enabling applications to run within their own protected space, IntelÂ® TXT provides hardware-based protection mechanisms that instill trust in the application's execution environment. This helps protect vital data and processes from being compromised by malicious software running on the platform.
IntelÂ® 64 Architecture
IntelÂ® 64 architecture enables 64-bit computing on server, workstation, desktop, and mobile platforms when combined with supporting software. This architecture improves performance by allowing systems to address more than 4 GB of both virtual and physical memory, providing a significant boost in processing power for demanding applications.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStepÂ® Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStepÂ® Technology is an advanced power-management feature that allows for high performance while also meeting the power-conservation needs of mobile systems. This technology switches both voltage and frequency in tandem between high and low levels in response to processor load, ensuring optimal performance while minimizing power consumption.
Demand Based Switching (DBS)
Demand Based Switching (DBS) is a power-management technology developed by Intel that adjusts the voltage and clock speed of a microprocessor based on the workload being processed. By monitoring the processor's use and adjusting the speed and voltage accordingly, DBS reduces power consumption and improves overall efficiency. This technology was originally introduced as Intel SpeedStepÂ® Technology in the server marketplace.
IntelÂ® Flex Memory Technology
IntelÂ® Flex Memory Technology allows for easier upgrades by allowing different memory sizes to be populated while still maintaining dual-channel mode. This flexibility makes it easier to upgrade and expand memory capacity without sacrificing performance.
Execute Disable Bit
Execute Disable Bit is a hardware-based security feature that helps protect against viruses and malicious-code attacks by preventing harmful software from executing and propagating on the server or network. By building systems with built-in Intel Execute Disable Bit, businesses can reduce the risk of costly virus-related repairs and protect their valuable assets.