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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.

Same server socket scaling

Same server socket scaling

Benchmark description

These graphs show the performance scaling of one to four processors on different benchmarks. The 1.00 mark is the baseline for one processor, and 4.00 would show perfect performance scalability.

Configuration details

Scalable socket performance on enterprise benchmarks


Comparison based on Intel internally measured results (TR#1077, 1078, and 1108) as of 12 February 2010.

1P/2S/4S Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 based platform details

Configuration and score on SPECrate*2006 benchmarks: Intel® 7500 Chipset-based server with one/two/four Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 (24MB Cache, 2.26 GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel® QPI), Intel® EIST Enabled, Intel® Turbo Boot Technology enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology enabled, NUMA enabled, 256GB memory (64x 4GB quad-rank DDR3-1066 REG ECC), 146 GB SAS 10000RPM HDD, SUSE* Linux Enterprise Server 11 for x86_64. Source: Intel internal testing as of January 2010. Scores: SPECint*_rate_base2006 1S: 176, 2S: 352, 4S: 705; SPECfp*_rate_base2006 1S: 137, 2S: 270, 4S: 539.

Configuration and scores on OLTP Brokerage Database workload: Intel® 7500 Chipset-based server platform with one/two/four Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 (24M cache, 2.26GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel® QPI), 256GB memory (32 x 8GB DDR3 quad-ranked DIMMs 1066MHz), 5 x PCIe Intel® RAID Controller RS2PI008 Host Bus Adapters with disk subsystem 374 x 32GB Intel® X25-E Extreme SATA Solid State Drives-Data, 12 x 73GB, 15K RPM, SAS disk drives-Log, 1 x 160GB 7200 RPM Seagate drive using onboard SATA port-O/S, Network Controller: on-board (2) Intel® 82576NS Gigabit Dual Port Network Connection, Microsoft Windows Server* 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition, Microsoft SQL Server* 2008 R2 Enterprise (RC0 build)-10.50.1427.4 (x64).

OLTP Brokerage Database 1S:577, 2S: 1066, 4S:1996 transactions per given time.

SPEC*, SPECint2006*, SPECfp2006*, SPECjbb*, SPECWeb*, SPECompM*, SPECompL*, SPECvirt_sc*, and SPECMPI* are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. See www.spec.org for more information.

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