Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 v2 Family

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Run your biggest, most complex data on Intel® Xeon® processor E7 v2 family–based servers. The latest processors accommodate and accelerate in-memory analytics and can scale rapidly to manage data sets of increasing size. So take a closer look. You’ll discover the many ways these top-of-the-line server processors can make business intelligence your competitive advantage.

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Up to 2x average generational performance gain based on results of six key industry-standard workloads: SPECint*_rate_base2006+ (estimated), SPECfp*_rate _base2006+ (estimated), brokerage online transaction processing (OLTP) database workload, warehouse supply chain OLTP database workload, STREAM memory bandwidth, and LINPACK GFLOPS. Configurations: 4-socket server using Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4890 v2 (new processor) vs. Intel Xeon processor E7-4870 (previous generation processor). Source: Intel internal testing as of November 2013.


Up to 3x claim based on 4- or 8-socket server using Intel® Xeon® processor v2 product family with 6TB or 12TB total memory installed which requires support for 64GB LR-DIMMs and 8x Intel® C104 Scalable Memory Buffer compared to 4- or 8-socket server using the prior generation with maximum memory capacities of 2TB or 4TB, respectively. Consult your system manufacturer for more information.


Up to 4x I/O bandwidth claim based on Intel internal estimates of the Intel Xeon processor E7-4890 v2 performance normalized against the improvements over dual-IOH Intel Xeon processor E7-4870 based on internal bandwidth tool running the 1R1W test.


8 GT/s and 128b/130b encoding in PCIe* 3.0 specification is estimated to double the interconnect bandwidth over the PCIe 2.0 specification. Source:


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Up to 80% leadership performance on Xeon E7 v2 over IBM Power* 7+  at ~80% lower TCO claim based on Intel estimated SPECint*_rate_base2006 results and pricing of comparable 4-socket rack server using Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4890 v2 (37.5M Cache, 2.8 GHz,  15-Cores) to IBM POWER*750 using POWER7+ (80M Cache, 4.0 GHz, 8-Cores) as of December 2013.

a. SPECint_rate_base2006 benchmark results:

i. 4-chip IBM POWER7+ (1230 baseline score) source:

ii. 4-chip Intel Xeon processor E7-4890 v2 (2280 baseline score estimated)

b. Estimated street pricing:

i. 4-chip Intel Xeon Processor E7-4890 v2 platform  Intel estimated price of $51,237 with 4x Intel Xeon processor E7-4890 v2 processors, 256 GB memory, 2 HDDs. 

ii. 4-chip IBM Power 750 Express Pricing of $177,290: 4 x 4.0 GHz POWER7+* processors, 256GB memory, 2 HDDs.   Source: IBM United States Prices 113-026, dated February 5, 2013 (hardware list prices). 

c. Up to 80% better 4-year TCO through lower software costs claim based on Intel internal total cost of ownership tool normalizing integer throughput performance between the two options.

i. Calculations includes analysis based on performance, power, cooling, electricity rates, operating system and annual support/license costs on Red Hat* Enterprise LINUX for POWER* or 32-/64-bit x86 at plus estimated server costs.

ii. Assumptions include 42U racks, $0.10 per kWh, cooling costs 2x average server power consumption costs, Alinean* assumptions of $500 per server maintenance and $30 per server networking costs, average real estate cost per year from VMware* planning tool at $310 per sq. foot * 10 sq. feet per rack divided by the number of servers per rack, 60% CPU utilization and PUE of 2.0.