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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

Virtualized data center

Optimized configurations

Energy efficient performance

  • Performance per watt using SPECpower_ssj2008*

Value options

Density-optimized, high-volume transaction solutions for space-constrained data centers

With the rapid expansion of data comes the challenge of utilizing server resources to control the sprawl of racks.  By embracing energy efficiency in areas such as system architecture, hardware provisioning, software design, and operations, organizations can reduce their IT budgets and respond more rapidly to demands for additional services, thereby improving their overall productivity and competitiveness.

Four-socket servers based on the new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 product family delivers up to 80% more Java* operations throughput as measured by SPECpower_ssj2008 ssj_ops* at 100% load without overstretching the socket power budget; making 4-socket Intel Xeon processor-based servers energy efficiency (performance per server watt) better than or near equivalent to the 2-socket options – all while allowing for peak traffic and future headroom growth.

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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Up to 80% more performance claim based on when fully loaded, 4-socket Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4640 provides 80% more performance and consumes about equivalent power per socket than 2-socket Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2660. Intel Xeon processor E5-4640 scores: (5,029 overall ssj_ops/watt; 2,347,591 ssj_ops and 402W at 100% target load) vs. Intel Xeon processor E5-2660 scores: (5,088 overall ssj_ops/watt; 1,297,229 ssj_ops and 239W at 100% target load).

Best low voltage processor options (noted “L” in model number) demonstrate a 4-socket Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4650L advantage and overall top 2- and 4-socket results demonstrate near equivalent performance based on published results to SPEC.org as of July 23, 2012.

 

Intel® Xeon® Processor L5640-Based Platform

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

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

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4640-Based Platform

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2660-Based Platform

System

Huawei RH2288*

Huawei RH2288 V2*

Dell PowerEdge* R820

Fujitsu PRIMERGY* RX500 S7

Huawei RH2288 V2*

Number of processors

2

2

4

4

2

Number of cores / threads

6/12 per processor

8/16 per processor

8/16 per processor

8/16 per processor

8/16 per processor

Processor speed

2.26 GHz

1.8 GHz

2.6 GHz

2.4 GHz

2.2 GHz

Last level cache

12 MB

20 MB

20 MB

20 MB

20 MB

Platform manufacturer

Huawei Technologies Co., LTD

Huawei Technologies Co., LTD

Dell

Fujitsu

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd

System memory

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

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

48 GB

48 GB (12x 4 GB DDR3-12800R)

16 GB (4x 4 GB DDR3-10600R ECC)

Link speed

6.4 GT/s QPI

7.2 GT/s QPI

8.0 GT/s QPI

8.0 GT/s QPI

8.0 GT/s

Operating system

Microsoft Windows Server* 2003 SP2

Microsoft Windows Server* 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server* 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition SP1

Microsoft Windows Server* 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1

Microsoft Windows Server* 2008 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition

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

http://www.spec.org/
power_ssj2008/results/
res2012q2/power_ssj2008-
20120515-00468.html

http://globalsp.ts.fujitsu.com
/dmsp/Publications/public/
SPECpower_ssj2008-
RX500S7_E5-4640.pdf

http://www.spec.org/
power_ssj2008/results/
res2012q2/power_ssj2008-
20120427-00454.html

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 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. For more information go to http://www.intel.com/performance. Results have been measured by Intel based on software, benchmark or other data of third parties and are provided for informational purposes only.  Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance.  Intel does not control or audit the design or implementation of third party data referenced in this document.  Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the websites of the referenced third parties or other sources to confirm whether the referenced data is accurate and reflects performance of systems available for purchase.

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.