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Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4600 Product Family

Energy efficient 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

Optimized configurations

Energy efficient performance

  • Performance per watt using SPECpower_ssj2008*

Value options

Density-Optimized, High-Volume Transaction Solutions for Space-Constrained Data Centers

SPECpower_ssj2008* is the first industry-standard SPEC benchmark that evaluates the power and performance characteristics of volume server class and multi-node class computers. With SPECpower_ssj2008, SPEC is defining server power measurement standards in the same way they have done for performance.

The drive to create the power and performance benchmark comes from the recognition that the IT industry, computer manufacturers, and governments are increasingly concerned with the energy use of servers. Currently, many vendors report some energy efficiency figures, but these are often not directly comparable due to differences in workload, configuration, test environment, etc. Development of this benchmark provides a means to measure power (at the AC input) in conjunction with a performance metric. This should help IT managers to consider power characteristics along with other selection criteria to increase the efficiency of data centers.

The initial benchmark addresses only one subset of server workloads: the performance of server side Java. It exercises the CPUs, caches, memory hierarchy and the scalability of shared memory processors (SMPs) as well as the implementations of the JVM (Java virtual machine), JIT (just-in-time) compiler, garbage collection, threads and some aspects of the operating system. The benchmark runs on a wide variety of operating systems and hardware architectures and should not require extensive client or storage infrastructure. Additional workloads are planned.

SPEC and the benchmark name SPECpower_ssj are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.

SPECpower_ssj2008* benchmark scores: overall ssj_ops/watt (HIGHER is better)

Equivalent energy efficient performance in same blade enclosure with 4-socket

Configuration Details: Energy Efficient Performance Using SPECpower_ssj2008*

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Best low voltage processor options (noted “L” in model number) results published/submitted to SPEC as of May 14, 2012. Publications may still be under review and not yet posted to http://www.spec.org.

Intel® Xeon® Processor L5640-Based Platform

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2650L-Based Platform

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4650L-Based Platform

System

Huawei RH2288*

Huawei RH2288 V2*

Dell PowerEdge* R820

Number of processors

2

2

4

Number of cores / threads

6/12 per processor

8/16 per processor

8/16 per processor

Processor speed

2.26 GHz

1.8 GHz

2.6 GHz

Last level cache

12 MB

20 MB

20 MB

Platform manufacturer

Huawei Technologies Co., LTD

Huawei Technologies Co., LTD

Dell

System memory

16 GB (4x 4 GB 2Rx8 PC3L-10600E ECC)

32 GB (4x 8 GB 2Rx4 PC3L-10600E ECC)

48 GB

Link speed

6.4 GT/s QPI

7.2 GT/s QPI

8.0 GT/s QPI

Operating system

Microsoft Windows Server* 2003 SP2

Microsoft Windows Server* 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server* 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition SP1

Source

http://www.spec.org/power_ssj
2008/results/res2011q4/power_
ssj2008-20111018-00400.html

http://www.spec.org/power_ssj
2008/results/res2012q1/power_
ssj2008-20120306-00439.html

Submitted to SPEC* for review/publication as of 14 May 2012.

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.