Financial Services Application Benchmarks
Intel® Xeon® processor 5000 sequence
The Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series delivers the performance and flexibility to help users solve bigger problems, to build business advantage or to rapidly create, simulate, analyze, and visualize the success of ideas.
- Black-Scholes* 5.0 performance
- Financial services megatasking performance
Black-Scholes* 5.0 performance
The Black-Scholes* kernel workload is based on a financial modeling algorithm for the pricing of European style options. After its publication in 1973 by Fisher Black, Myron Scholes, and Robert Merton, its impact was enormous and rapid. The benchmark consists of a kernel that implements a derivative of the Black-Scholes technique. SunGard developed the code, which uses a continuous fraction technique that is more accurate than the traditional polynomial approximation technique. The test produces number of jobs performed per day.
Benchmark: Black-Scholes 5.0
Baseline configuration and score on benchmark: Intel® Software Development Platform W3EB1 with two quad-core Intel® Xeon® processor W5590 (3.33GHz, 8MB L3 Cache, 6.4GT/s QPI, D0 stepping, 130W TDP, HT enabled, Turbo enabled, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology-enabled, C1E enabled), BIOS version 03/03/2010, 24GB (6x4GB DDR3-1333 ECC RDIMM) memory, Microsoft* Windows 7 Enterprise x64 Edition OS. Source: Intel internal testing as of March 2010. Score: 11120 Jobs/day.
New configuration and Score on Benchmark: Intel® Software Development Platform W3EA2 (Baseboard Supermicro X8DAi, Intel® 5520 C2 Chipset) with two six-core Intel® Xeon® processor X5690 (3.47GHz, 12MB L3 Cache, 6.4GT/s QPI,B1 stepping, 130W TDP, HT enabled, Turbo enabled, EIST enabled, C1E enabled), BIOS version 09/14/2010, 24GB (6x4GB DDR3-1333 ECC RDIMM) Memory, one nVidia* Quadro* FX5800, nVidia* graphic driver version 259.81 (using 3D APP-Default Global Settings, vertical sync off), one external 21" LCD Display (1280x1024,32bit color quality, 75Hz), one 74GB 10000RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Disk, Microsoft Windows 7* Enterprise x64 Edition OS. Source: Intel internal testing as of December 2010. Score: 17143 Jobs/day.
Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series based workstations
The Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series can dramatically advance the efficiency of IT infrastructure and provide unmatched business capabilities. These dual-processor-capable multi-core platforms transform workstations into workstation supercomputers that provide breakthrough performance and energy efficiency to visualize larger and more complex data. This groundbreaking intelligent workstation technology features:
- Intelligent performance technology adapts to mega-tasking workloads, allocating more performance to demanding applications when available.
- Automated energy efficiency that scales energy usage to the workload to achieve optimal performance per watt.
- Flexible expandability that supports more memory and dual graphic adapters for better visualization experience.
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