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Intel® Xeon® Processor 3600 Series - Financial Services

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Intel® Xeon® processor 3600 series

The Intel® Xeon® processor 3600 series-based professional workstations deliver intelligent, high performance for engineers, animators, and analysts.

Financial services megatasking performance

Intel® Xeon® processor 3600 series - Financial Services

Benchmark description

Workload: Monte Carlo* simulation based on Microsoft Excel 2007* SP1 and X_Trader* Pro v7 Demo

Monte Carlo* simulation based on Microsoft Excel 2007 is a spreadsheet that calculates the European Put and Call option valuation for Black-Scholes* option pricing model using Monte Carlo* simulation. This simulates the calculations performed when a spreadsheet with input parameters updated and must recalculate the option valuation. This workload runs on all available logical processors.

X_Trader* Pro v7 Demo includes X_TRADER Pro trading software with four preconfigured X_TRADER Pro workspaces, a simulated TT Gateway, the X_TRADER API, FIX Adapter, the TT Trainer playback application, and several recorded data sets.

Configuration details X_Trader* and Monte Carlo* Excel 2007*

Benchmarks: FSI MegaTasking v 1.0

Baseline configuration and score on benchmark: Intel® Software Development Platform D3C91 with one Intel® Core™2 Quad processor Q9650 (3.00GHz, 2x6MB L2 cache, 1333MHz system bus, C0 stepping, 130W TDP, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology-enabled), BIOS version BTX3810J.86A.0779.2007.0828.1721, 8GB (4x2GB DDR3-1333 ECC UDIMM) memory, one NVIDIA* Quadro* FX 1800, NVIDIA* graphic driver version 191.66 (using 3D APP-default global settings, vertical sync off), one 21" LCD display (1280x1024,32bit color quality, 75Hz), one 150GB 10000RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s hard disk, Microsoft* Windows XP* Professional x64 Edition SP2 OS. Source: Intel internal testing as of December 2009. Score: 3.63.

Baseline Configuration and Score on Benchmark: Intel® D3CA2 SDP with one Intel® Xeon® processor W3580 (3.33GHz, 8MB L3 Cache,6.4GT/s QPI,D0 stepping, 130W TDP, HT enabled, Turbo enabled, EIST enabled, C1E enabled), BIOS version SOX5810J.86A.4849.2010.0112.0827, 12GB (3x4GB DDR3-1333 ECC UDIMM) Memory, one nVidia* Quadro* FX5800, nVidia* graphic driver version 191.78 (using 3D APP-Default Global Settings, vertical sync off), one 21" LCD Display(1280x1024,32bit color quality, 75Hz), one 74GB 10000RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Disk, Microsoft* Windows XP* Professional x64 Edition SP2 OS. Source: Intel internal testing as of January 2010. Score: 4.9.

New Configuration and Score on Benchmark: Intel® D3CA2 SDP with one Intel® Xeon® processor W3680 (3.33GHz, 12MB L3 Cache, 6.4GT/s QPI, B0 stepping, 130W TDP, HT enabled, Turbo enabled, EIST enabled, C1E enabled), BIOS version SOX5810J.86A.4849.2010.0112.0827, 12GB (3x4GB DDR3-1333 ECC UDIMM) Memory, one nVidia* Quadro* FX5800, nVidia* graphic driver version 191.87 (using 3D APP-Default Global Settings, vertical sync off), one 21" LCD Display(1280x1024,32bit color quality, 75Hz), one 74GB 10000RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Disk, Microsoft* Windows XP* Professional x64 Edition SP2 OS. Source: Intel internal testing as of January 2010. Score: 7.28.

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