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Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v2 Product Family

Energy efficiency performance benchmarks

Intel Xeon

The Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 product family is at the heart of an agile and efficient data center that meets your diverse needs. These engineering marvels are designed to deliver the best combination of performance, energy efficiency, integrated workload optimizations, and cost-effectiveness. Whether you are improving agility through virtualization, running cloud-based services, or running high-performance computing applications, such as design automation and real-time financial transactions, you’ll be delighted by better than ever performance and energy efficiency. New virtualization and security features work together to deliver a more trusted compute environment. You will be able to harness big data and deliver new services with deeper insights, enabled by Intel® Integrated I/O, which helps you to eliminate data bottlenecks across the platform. The Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 product family—versatile processors at the heart of today’s data center.

Energy-Efficient Performance using SPECpower_ssj*2008

SPECpower_ssj*2008 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, and so forth. 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 Java Virtual Machine (JVM), Just-In-Time (JIT) 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 workloads are planned.

SPEC* and the benchmark name SPECpower_ssj* are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance

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Configuration Details

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2470-based Platform Intel® Xeon®Processor E5-2660 v2-based Platform



Dell PowerEdge R720*

Number of processors



Number of cores/threads

8/16 per processor

10/20 per processor

Processor speed

2.3 GHz

2.2 GHz

Processor third-level cache

20 MB

25 MB

Platform manufacturer



System memory

24 GB

24 GB

Operating system

Microsoft Windows* Server 2008 Enterprise x64 Edition R2 SP1

Microsoft Windows* Server 2012 Datacenter

Java version






Additional information: 1 2 3 4 5 6

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. 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.