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Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-4800 v2 Product Family

Four-socket enterprise virtualization performance benchmarks

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Virtualized server consolidation performance using VMmark* 2.5

A free tool that hardware vendors, virtualization software vendors, and other organizations use to measure the performance and scalability of applications running in virtualized environments. VMmark 2.5 measures the performance of multi-host virtual environments and is designed as a tile-based benchmark consisting of a diverse set of workloads commonly found in the data center. The virtual machine configurations and the software stacks inside the virtual machines are fixed as part of the benchmark specification and is meant to be representative of a general-purpose virtualization environment.

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Best four-socket publications as of February 2014.

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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





Not applicable

Huawei Tecal* RH5885 V2

HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8

Number of processors




Number of cores / threads


10/20 per processor

15/30 per processor

Processor speed


2.4 GHz

2.8 GHz

System memory


1 TB

1 TB

Operating System


Microsoft Windows* 2008 R2 Enterprise SP1 (64bit)

Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise (64-bit)



VMware ESXi* 5.1.0 U1 Build 1065491

VMware ESXi 5.1.0 U2 Build 1483097




Results submitted to http://www.vmware.com/products/vmmark/ as of February 2014

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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.

3. 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.

4. Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel® microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2 and SSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel® microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product user and reference guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice. Notice revision #20110804

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