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Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4600 Product Family

Financial services performance

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4600 Product Family

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4600 Product Family

The Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family is at the heart of a flexible and efficient data center that meets your diverse needs. These engineering marvels are designed to deliver the best combination of performance, built-in capabilities, and cost-effectiveness. From virtualization and cloud computing to design automation or real-time financial transactions, you’ll be delighted by better than ever performance. I/O latency is dramatically reduced with Intel® Integrated I/O, which helps you to eliminate data bottlenecks, streamline your operations, and increase your agility. Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family—versatile processors at the heart of today’s data center.

Move up from 2-socket with enhanced performance

General purpose applications

Middle-tier operations

Virtualized data center

Optimized configurations

Energy efficient performance

Value options

Flexibility in Technical Computing

Technical Compute applications

Financial services industry (FSI)

  • Portfolio analysis using Monte Carlo* simulation

Life sciences

Numerical weather

Smarter Analysis = Smarter Investments

Monte Carlo* is a statistical computing method with wide application in financial derivatives pricing. This benchmark generates data for about 4 million options (4,063,232). Each option has different values for stock price, strike price, and time to expiration. Volatility and interest rate are held constant. The pricing engine uses Monte Carlo with path length of 256K or (262,144), and price European option spec uses the input data.

Monte Carlo v2.0-IC12.0 benchmark scores (LOWER is better): elapsed solution time in seconds.

Smarter Analysis = Smarter Investments

Configuration Details: Quantitative Financial Analysis Using Monte Carlo* Simulation

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Intel internal testing, April 2012

Intel® Xeon® processor X5690 platform

Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2680 platform

Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4650 platform

Source

Internal Testing (TR1218A)

Internal Testing (TR1253)

Internal Testing (TR1253)

Number of cores / threads

6/12 per processor

8/16 per processor

8/16 per processor

Processor speed

3.46 GHz

2.7 GHz

2.7 GHz

LLC Cache

12 MB

20 MB

20 MB

Platform manufacturer

Supermicro* X8DTN+ Platform

Intel® Server Board S2600JF

Intel ® Server Board S4600LH

Platform BIOS

4/19/2010

SE5C600.86B.99.99.2032

RMLCRB.86J.R0.50.D027.1202081028

System memory

48GB (12x 4GB)

32GB (8x 4GB)

128 GB (16x 8GB)

Memory Speed

DDR3-1333

DDR3-1600

DDR3-1600

Link Speed

6.4 GT/s QPI

8.0 GT/s QPI

8.0 GT/s QPI

Intel Hyper-Threading Technology

Enabled

Enabled

Enabled

Prefetcher

Enabled

Enabled

Enabled

NUMA

Enabled

Enabled

Enabled

Intel Turbo Boost Technology

Enabled

Enabled

Enabled

Operating system

Red Hat* EL5-U5with 2.6.18-194. kernel

Red Hat* EL6-U1 2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64

Red Hat* EL6-U1 2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64

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

Product and Performance Information

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1. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.

2. Relative performance for each benchmark is calculated by taking the actual benchmark result for the first platform tested and assigning it a value of 1.0 as a baseline. Relative performance for the remaining platforms tested was calculated by dividing the actual benchmark result for the baseline platform into each of the specific benchmark results of each of the other platforms and assigning them a relative performance number that correlates with the performance improvements reported.

3. Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology: See the Processor Spec Finder at http://ark.intel.com or contact your Intel representative for more information.

4. 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.

5. Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) requires a computer system with a processor supporting Intel HT Technology and an Intel HT Technology-enabled chipset, BIOS, and operating system. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. 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.

6. Intel® processor numbers are not a measure of performance. Processor numbers differentiate features within each processor family, not across different processor families. See www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/processor-numbers.html for details.

7. Intel® products are not intended for use in medical, life saving, life sustaining, critical control or safety systems, or in nuclear facility applications. All dates and products specified are for planning purposes only and are subject to change without notice.