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Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v3 Product Family

The Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v3 product family-based entry servers are small-business servers based on the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v3 product family that deliver outstanding performance at a great value, enabling small businesses to manage their IT investments smarter.

Integer and floating point speed

SPEC* CPU2006 is a benchmark to measure system efficiency during integer and floating point operations. It consists of an integer test suite containing 12 applications and a floating-point test suite containing 17 applications that are extremely computing-intensive and concentrate on the CPU and memory. Other components, such as disk I/O and network, are not measured by this benchmark. SPEC CPU2006 contains two different methods of performance measurement: The first, "speed," determines the time required to complete a single task; the second, "rate," determines the throughput—that is, how many tasks can be completed in parallel. Both methods are additionally subdivided into two measuring runs, "base" and "peak," which differ in the way the compiler optimization is used. The "base" values are always used when results are published, and the "peak" values are optional.

Intel estimated as of April 2014

Configuration Details

SPECint*_base2006 and SPECfp*_base2006 configurations

Baseline configuration: IBM System* x3100 M4 with one Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1280 (8M cache, 3.50 GHz, quad-core), 16 GB memory (2 x 8 GB, 2Rx8 PC3-10600E-9, ECC), 1x 250 GB SATA, 7200 RPM; Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled; Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled; Red Hat Enterprise Linux* Server release 6.1, kernel 2.6.32-131.0.15.el6.x86_64; compiler version of Intel® C++ Compiler XE for applications running on IA-32 and Intel® 64. Score: SPECint*_base2006=51.1; SPECfp*_base2006=62.7.

Source: Highest scoring Intel Xeon processor E3-1280-based system published on as of April 2014.

Previous configuration: Dell PowerEdge* R210 II with one Intel Xeon processor E3-1280 v2 (8M cache, 3.60 GHz, quad-core); 16 GB memory (2 x 8 GB 2Rx8 PC3-12800R-11, ECC); 1 TB, 7200 RPM SATA; Intel HT Technology enabled, Intel Turbo Boost Technology enabled SUSE Linux* Enterprise Server 11 SP2 (x86_64) 3.0.13-0.9-default; compiler version of Intel® C++ Studio XE for Linux*. Score: SPECint_base2006=54.8; SPECfp_base2006=68.8.

Source: Highest scoring Intel Xeon processor E3-1280 v2-based system published on as of April 2014.

New configuration: Supermicro 813M-3* server with one Intel Xeon processor E3-1281 v3 (8M cache, 3.7 GHz, quad-core); Intel HT Technology enabled, 16 GB memory (4 x 4 GB DDR3-1600 ECC UDIMM); Intel 530 SSD; Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.4 (Santiago) 2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64. C/C++: Version of Intel C++ Studio XE for Linux. Source: Intel internal estimated measurements, April 2014. Score: SPECint_base2006=61.7; SPECfp_base2006=75.7.

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