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Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4600 Product Family

Technical compute 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

Value options

Flexibility in Technical Computing

Technical Compute applications

Financial Services Industry (FSI)

Life sciences

Numerical weather

Solve Higher Fidelity and Larger Problem Sizes Quicker Than Ever

High-Performance Computing (HPC) applications are prevalent across a wide range of industries and institutions enabling discovery and innovation in imaging, security, big data, energy exploration, and bringing new products to market.  HPC is a critical asset to meet global competitiveness and solve complex computing challenges - data center compute and I/O power makes the difference in application performance and therefore how quickly a solution can be found.

Four-socket servers based on the new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4600 product family deliver up to 4.2x giga floating-point operations per second (GFLOPS) as measured by the LINPACK benchmark using Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) compared to the prior generation 2-socket Intel Xeon processor X5690 options – more compute along with Intel® Integrated I/O help deliver HPC solutions quicker than ever in an industry-standard 1U rack or single-wide blade form factor environment.

LINPACK benchmark score: GFLOPS (HIGHER is better)

Solve Higher Fidelity and Larger Problem Sizes Quicker Than Ever

Configuration Details: Dense Matrix Multiply GFLOPS Using LINPACK

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Up to 4.2x floating-point operations per second claim based on comparing the new 4-socket Fujitsu PRIMERGY* RX500 S7 server using Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4650 LINPACK GFLOPS result to the previous generation 2-socket server using Intel Xeon processor X5690 while also demonstrating near perfect (1.98x out of 2x) socket scaling over the comparable 130W TDP 2-socket server using Intel Xeon processor E5-2680.  Source: Intel internal testing and Fujitsu* web site as of July 23, 2012. 

 

Intel® Xeon® Processor X5690-based Platform

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2680-based Platform

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4650-based Platform

Source

Internal Testing (TR1149)

Internal Testing (TR1264)

http://globalsp.ts.fujitsu.com/dmsp/Publications/public/LINPACK-RX500S7-E5-4650.pdf

Number of cores / threads

6/12 per processor

8/16 per processor

8/16 per processor

Processor speed

3.46 GHz

2.7 GHz

2.7 GHz

LLC Cache

12 MB

20 MB

20 MB

Platform manufacturer

Intel® 5520 Chipset-based Platform

Intel® C606 Chipset-based Platform

Fujitsu PRIMERGY* RX500 S7

Platform BIOS

 

D294

 

System memory

24GB

32GB

512 GB

Memory Speed

DDR3-1333

DDR3-1600

DDR3-1600

Link Speed

6.4 GT/s QPI

8.0 GT/s QPI

8.0 GT/s QPI

Intel Hyper-Threading Technology

disabled

disabled

disabled

Prefetcher

enabled

enabled

default

NUMA

enabled

enabled

default

Intel Turbo Boost Technology

enabled

enabled

enabled

Operating system

Red Hat EL6.1* with 2.6.39.3 kernel

Red Hat EL6.1* with 2.6.39.3 kernel

Red Hat* Enterprise LINUX Server release 2

The LINPACK Benchmarks are a measure of a system's floating point computing power. Introduced by Jack Dongarra, they measure how fast a computer solves a dense n by n system of linear equations Ax = b, which is a common task in engineering.

The aim is to approximate how fast a computer will perform when solving real problems. It is a simplification, since no single number can reflect the overall performance of a computer system.  Nevertheless, the LINPACK benchmark performance can provide a good correction over the peak performance provided by the manufacturer.

Benchmark Description Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LINPACK_benchmarks

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.