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Intel® Xeon® processor 7000 sequence - Scalability

Xeon processor

Intel® Xeon® processor 7500/6500 series

Exceptional scalable performance with advanced reliability for your most data-demanding applications and intelligent performance that automatically adapts to the diverse needs of a virtualized environment.

Mainstream data center servers (2S) scaling to expandable servers (2S to 256S)

Two-sockets (2S) to four-sockets (4S) scalable performance on HPC benchmarks

Two-sockets (2S) to four-sockets (4S) scalable performance on HPC benchmarks

HPC benchmark performance scaling

The Intel® Xeon® processor family for expandable servers (7500/6500 series) delivers scalable performance over the The Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series on a variety of HPC workloads that take advantage of threads, larger cache, and additional memory capacity.

Configuration details

Two-sockets (2S) to four-sockets (4S) scalable performance on HPC benchmarks

 

Comparison based on published / submitted results as of 21 September 2010.

SPECfp*_rate_base2006

2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5680 based platform details
Fujitsu PRIMERGY* RX300 S6 server platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5680 (12M cache, 3.33 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI), 48GB (12x4GB DDR3-1333 ECC), 1x160GB 5.4K RPM SATA disk subsystem, SUSE* Linux Enterprise Server 11 (2.6.27.19-5-default). Referenced as published at 248. Source: www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2010q1/cpu2006-20100301-09735.html.

4S Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 based platform details
Cisco* UCS C460 M1 server platform with four Intel® Xeon® processors X7560 (24M cache, 2.26 GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel® QPI), 512GB DDR3-1066 QR REG ECC memory, SUSE* Linux Enterprise Server 11 for x86_64, Intel® C++ and Fortran Compiler for Linux* version 11.1. Referenced as published score of 549. Source: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2010q2/cpu2006-20100510-10870.html.

SPECompM*2001

2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5680 based platform details
Cisco UCS B200 M2* platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5680 (3.33 GHz, 12MB L3, 6.4 GT/s, 6-core, 130W TDP), Turbo Enabled, HT Enabled, 48GB (12x4GB DDR3-1333 registered ECC), 1x73GB 15K RPM SAS HDD, RHEL 5.4 Operating system, SPEC binaries were built with Intel® C Compiler 11.1. Referenced as submitted to SPEC.org at SPECompM*peak2001 score of 55,072. Source: http://www.spec.org/omp/results/res2010q2/omp2001-20100316-00375.html.

4S Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 based platform details
Oracle Sun Fire* X4470 server platform with four Intel® Xeon® processors X7560 (24M cache, 2.26 GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel® QPI), 128GB memory (64x 2GB DR DDR3-1066 REG ECC), Solaris 10* 10/09, Solaris Studio 12* Update 1. Referenced as published at a SPECompM*peak2001 score of 118,264. Source: http://www.spec.org/omp/results/res2010q3/omp2001-20100617-00385.html.

SPECmpi*2007 (Medium)

4-node, 2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5670 based platform details
Intel Corp. Endeavor server cluster with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5670 (12M cache, 2.93GHz, 6.4GT/s Intel® QPI), 96GB DDR3-1333 total (24GB or 6x 4G per node), Seagate* 400GB ST3400755SS disk subsystem, Red Hat* EL 5.4 kernel 2.6.18-164, Mellonox* MHQH29-XTC adapter, Intel® C++ Compiler 11.1.064 for Linux*. Referenced as published at SPECmpiM_base2007 score of 8.54. Source: www.spec.org/mpi2007/results/res2010q1/mpi2007-20100223-00209.html.

NOTE: SPECMPI* results on Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series-based cluster were obtained for 48 MPI ranks in fully-subscribed mode on 4 nodes.

4-node, 4S Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 based platform details
Intel Corp. Discovery server cluster with four Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 (24M cache, 2.26GHz, 6.4GT/s Intel® QPI), 128GB DDR3-1333 total (32x 4G per node), Seagate* 400GB ST3400755SS disk subsystem, Red Hat* EL 5.4 kernel 2.6.18-164, Mellanox* MHQH29-XTC adapter, Intel® C++ Compiler 11.1.064 for Linux*. Referenced as published SPECmpiM_base2007 score of 16.6. Source: www.spec.org/mpi2007/results/res2010q2/mpi2007-20100323-00220.html.

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