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Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-4800 v2 Product Family

Four-socket technical computing performance benchmarks

Intel® Xeon® processor

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Matrix multiplication based on LINPACK*

LINPACK is a benchmark that performs a series of linear algebra computations. At the heart of LINPACK is DGEMM, a matrix multiply routine. LINPACK is typically used to measure a systems' peak floating point capabilities. High Performance LINPACK (HPL) is a version that works on one to many nodes. Intel-created variant, MP LINPACK, of the HPL benchmark and uses Intel's LAPACK compute routines from the Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL).  MP LINPACK can be used in all places the HPL benchmark is used.

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Intel Internal Testing as of February 2014.

Configuration Details

Common Measures

IBM POWER7+*-based Platform Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-4870-based Platform Intel Xeon Processor E7-4890 v2-based Platform

Platform manufacturer





IBM Power 760*

Intel® E7505 chipset-based platform Intel® 606J chipset-based platform

Number of processors




Number of cores / threads

12/48 per processor

10/20 per processor

15/30 per processor

Processor speed

3.4 GHz

2.4 GHz

2.8 GHz

System memory

512 GB

256 GB

512 GB

Operating system

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server* 11 SP2 using GNU C++ Compiler (GCC)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 6.4 (Santiago)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (Santiago)

Storage and I/O configuration


1x 6 Gb/s SATA HDD

1x 6 Gb/s SATA HDD

Problem size






Internal technical report

Internal technical report

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Product and Performance Information


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 www.intel.com/performance.

2. Intel does not control or audit the design or implementation of third party benchmarks or websites referenced in this document. Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the referenced websites or others where similar performance benchmarks are reported and confirm whether the referenced benchmarks are accurate and reflect performance of systems available for purchase.

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5. Comparisons are based on the maximum number of processor sockets available in the competitive systems, which may be different than the number of processors/chips listed in the benchmark results. Comparisons to competitive 8-socket systems were done using systems supporting more than 8-processor sockets.