Intel® Xeon® Processor D
Product Family Performance


Bringing the performance and advanced intelligence of
Intel® Xeon® processors into dense, low-power microserver,
storage, and networking systems that can be deployed in
hyper-scale data centers, branch offices, and at the network edge.


Network benchmarks chart

Network Benchmarks

L3 Packet Forwarding measures layer 3 (IP) packet forwarding performance utilizing Intel Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). It examines incoming from network ports and transfer packets based on packet headers and IP destination to networking ports. The communications equipment typically handles small packets (64 B), IT datacenters often handle larger packets (1528 B).

Intel Internal Testing as of March 9, 2015

Configuration Details

L3 Packet Forwarding

New configuration: Intel® Xeon® processor D product family-based reference platform with one pre-production Intel Xeon processor D product family (4 cores, 2.2 GHz, ES2), Intel® Turbo Boost Technology disabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled, 16 GB memory (2x 8 GB DDR4-2400 RDIMM ECC), 2x quad port Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520 (8x 10GbE), Ubuntu* 12.04 (3.2.553.2.0-23-generic), DPDK 1.7.0, 64 B L3 forwarding = 92.6 MPackets/s, 1518 B L3 forwarding = 80 Gb/s

Base configuration: Intel® Atom™ processor C2000-based reference platform based platform with one Intel® Atom™ processor C2758 (8 cores, 2.4 GHz), 32 GB memory (4x 8 GB DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM ECC), 2x Dual port X520 (4x 10 GbE), Fedora* Core 16 (Verne) x86_64 (3.1.0-7.fc16.x86_64), DPDK 1.3.0-183, 64 B L3 forwarding = 30 MPackets/s, 1518 B L3 forwarding = 40 Gb/s

Additional information: 1 2 3 4

Product and Performance Information

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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. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit https://www.intel.co.uk/benchmarks.

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Intel does not control or audit the design or implementation of third party benchmarks or websites referenced in this document. Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the referenced websites or others where similar performance benchmarks are reported and confirm whether the referenced benchmarks are accurate and reflect performance of systems available for purchase.

3

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/uk/en/processors/processor-numbers.html for details.

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Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel® microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2 and SSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel.

Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel® microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel® microarchitecture are reserved for Intel® microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product user and reference guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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