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High Performance Computing: Intel® Xeon® Processor 7000 Sequence

Intel Xeon

Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series

Exceptional scalable performance with advanced reliability for your most data-demanding applications and intelligent performance that automatically adapts to the diverse needs of a virtualized environment.

Technical-Computing server

Single-node OpenMP* and shared-memory systems performance with SPEComp*2001

Floating-point throughput performance using SPECfp*_rate_base2006

Benchmark description

SPEC OMP* (OpenMP Benchmark Suite) is a SPEC* (www.spec.org) benchmark suite for evaluating performance based on OpenMP (www.openmp.org) applications. The focus is to deliver systems performance to real scientific and engineering applications.

Configuration details Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series

4S single-node OpenMP* and shared-memory systems performance using SPEComp2001*

Comparison based on published results to www.spec.org as of September 21, 2010.

SPECompL*2001

Intel® Xeon® processor X5680 based platform details

Oracle Sun Blade* X6270 M2 with two Intel® Xeon® processors X5680 (12M Cache, 3.33GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel® QPI). Referenced as published SPECompL*2001 scores of 275,373 base and 291,062 peak. Source: http://www.spec.org/omp/results/res2010q3/omp2001-20100810-00386.html. SPECompL* results on Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series-based server were obtained using 24 OpenMP threads over four sockets.

Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 based platform details

Oracle Sun Fire* X4470 server platform with four Intel® Xeon® processors X7560 (24M cache, 2.26 GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel® QPI), 256GB memory, Solaris 10* 10/09 operating system, Solaris Studio* Update 1. Referenced as published SPECompL*2001 scores of 615,790 base and 642,479 peak. Source: http://www.spec.org/omp/results/res2010q3/omp2001-20100617-00384.html. SPECompL* results on Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series-based server were obtained using 64 OpenMP threads over four sockets.

SPECompM*2001

Intel® Xeon® processor X5680 based platform details

Oracle Sun Fire* X2270 M2 platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5670 (12M Cache, 2.93 GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel® QPI). Referenced as published SPECompM*2001 scores of 49,548 base and 55,178 peak. Source: http://www.spec.org/omp/results/res2010q3/omp2001-20100617-00383.html. SPECompM* results on Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series-based server were obtained using 24 OpenMP threads over four sockets.

Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 based platform details

Oracle Sun Fire* X4470 server platform with four Intel® Xeon® processors X7560 (24M cache, 2.26 GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel® QPI), 256GB memory, Solaris 10* 10/09 operating system, Solaris Studio* Update 1. Referenced as published at a SPECompM*2001 scores of 95,650 base and 118,264 peak. Source: http://www.spec.org/omp/results/res2010q3/omp2001-20100617-00385.html. SPECompM* results on Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series-based server were obtained using 64 OpenMP threads over four sockets.

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