SPEC CPU* 2006 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 CPU 2006 contains two different methods of performance measurement. The first method, "speed," determines the time required to complete a single task. The second method, "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
SPECint*_base2006 and SPECfp*_base2006 configurations
Baseline configuration: IBM System* x3100 M4 with one Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1280 (8M cache, 3.50 GHz, four cores), 16 GB (2x 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 22.214.171.124 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 spec.org as of April 2014.
Previous configuration: Dell PowerEdge* R210 II with one Intel Xeon processor E3-1280 v2 (8M cache, 3.6 GHz, four cores), 16 GB (2x 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 126.96.36.199 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 spec.org as of April 2014.
New configuration: Supermicro 813M-3* server with one Intel Xeon processor E3-1281 v3 (8M cache, 3.7 GHz, four cores), Intel HT Technology enabled, 16 GB memory (4x 4 GB DDR3-1600 ECC UDIMM), Intel® SSD 530, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.4 (Santiago) 2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64. C/C++: version 14.0.0.080 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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