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Server computational chemistry performance

PS/day normalized as 1.0 to Intel® Xeon® processor 3085


Benchmark description for Amber*

Benchmark description for Amber*

A package of molecular simulation programs. The workload measures the number of problems solved (PS) per day using eight standard molecular dynamic simulations.

Configuration details Intel® Xeon® processor 3000 sequence

Intel internal measurement results as of January, 2008 and July, 2009.

Intel® Xeon® processor 3085 platform (score 1.0)

Intel® Server System S3200SH with one Intel Xeon processor 3085 (3.00 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache, 1333 MHz bus), Hardware Prefetch Enable, Adjacent Sector Prefetch Enable, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Enhanced C1 Enabled, 8 GB (4x 2 GB DDR2-800 CL5 ECC), 120GB SATA 7200RPM HDD, Redhat* Enterprise Linux Server 5 for x86_64. Source: Intel internal testing TR#823 as of January 2008. Score: 309.4 ps/day.

Intel® Xeon® processor X3230 platform (score 1.6)

Intel® Server System S3200SH with one Intel® Xeon® processor X3230 (2.66 GHz, 8 MB L2 cache, 1066 MHz FSB), Hardware Prefetch Enable, Adjacent Sector Prefetch Enable, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Enhanced C1 Enabled, 8 GB (4x 2 GB DDR2-667 CL5 ECC), 120GB SATA 7200RPM HDD, Redhat* Enterprise Linux Server 5 for x86_64. Source: Intel internal testing TR#823 as of January 2008. Score: 491.9 ps/day.

45nm Intel® Xeon® processor X3380 platform (score 2.7)

Supermicro* X7SBE with one Intel® Xeon® processor X3380 (3.16 GHz, 2x6MB L2 cache, 1333MHz system bus), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Enhanced C1 Enabled, 8GB memory (4x2GB DDR2-800 unbuffered ECC), 146GB SATA 10000RPM HDD, Redhat* Enterprise Linux 5.3 for x86_64. Source: Intel internal testing TR#1056 as of May 2009. Score: 838 ps/day.

45nm Intel® Xeon® processor X3470 platform (score 3.3)

Intel® BIK Beta system with one Intel® Xeon® processor X3470 (2.93 GHz, 8MB L3 cache), Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) disabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology disabled, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, 8GB memory (4x 2GB DDR3-1333 RDIMM ECC), 146 GB SATA 10000RPM HDD, Redhat* Enterprise Linux 5.3 for x86_64. Source: Intel internal testing TR#1056 as of July 2009. Score: 1007 ps/day.

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