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Intel® Xeon® processor E3 family - Summary

Intel Xeon

Increased business responsiveness starts with server performance. Replacing a server based on a 4+ year old desktop platform with a server based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 product family will bring your business up to 5.9x better performance on real applications, making refresh an easy decision. With up to 81% better energy efficiency and up to 31% better performance than a prior generation Intel® Xeon® processor based server, a server based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 product family is a smart investment.

Highlights on Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 product family based server (April 5, 2011)
Segment - Benchmark Platform/Partner Software Details Result (gain over
Intel® Xeon® processor X3480)
Importance
Energy Efficiency - SPECpower*_ssj2008 Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX140 S1* Windows Server* 2008 Enterprise
Edition R2* (64-bit), Oracle Java Hotspot* VM (Version 1.6.0_25)
4,549 overall ssj_ops/watt(+81%) This world record result showcases the energy efficiency of platforms based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 product family. Outstanding performance-per-watt can lead to lower power bills and a lower overall cost of ownership.

Source: Performance comparisons based on published, submitted or approved results as of April 5, 2011.

Configurations for SPECpower*_ssj2008:

Baseline: Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX150 S7* server platform with one Intel® Xeon® processor X3480 (3.06 GHz, 4-core, 8 MB L3 cache). Result referenced as published to www.spec.org at 2,513 ssj_ops/watt as of 5 April 2011. For full configuration details, please reference www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/res2010q4/power_ssj2008-20101116-00316.html.

New: Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX140 S1* server platform with one Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1260L (2.4 GHz, 4-core, 8 MB L3 cache). Result referenced as published to www.spec.org at 4,549 ssj_ops/watt as of 9 May 2011.

Configurations for SPECfp*_rate_base2006:

Baseline: Supermicro X8SIE-F* server platform with one Intel® Xeon® processor X3480 (3.06 GHz, 4-core, 8MB L3 cache). Result referenced as published to www.spec.org at 89.9 as of 9 May 2011. For full configuration details, please reference http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2010q4/cpu2006-20101026-13673.html.

New: ASUS RS300-E7* server platform with one Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1280 (3.5 GHz, 4-core, 8MB L3 cache). Result referenced as published to www.spec.org at 118 as of 9 May 2011. For full configuration details, please reference http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2011q2/cpu2006-20110329-15361.html.

Additional information: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

1 The averaged normalized performance of three SMB workloads (e-mail, database, and web) on a 1S server based on Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1240 is up to 5.9x better than a desktop-based server using Intel® Core™2 Duo processor E6400 based on the results of a study conducted by Principled Technologies. For the full report, please visit www.principledtechnologies.com/clients/reports/Intel/E3-1240_SMB_Performance.pdf.

2 81% better energy efficiency on Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1260L compared to Intel® Xeon® Processor X3480 is based on the best published, submitted, or approved SPECpower*_ssj2008 results as of 5 April 2011. Configuration details and scores for both systems are provided below.

3 31% better performance on Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1280 compared to Intel® Xeon® processor X3480 is based on the best published, submitted, or approved SPECfp*_rate_base2006 results as of 9 May 2011. Configuration details and scores for both systems are provided below.

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.

Source: Performance comparisons based on published, submitted or approved results as of April 5, 2011.

Configurations for SPECpower*_ssj2008:

Baseline: Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX150 S7* server platform with one Intel® Xeon® processor X3480 (3.06 GHz, 4-core, 8 MB L3 cache). Result referenced as published to www.spec.org at 2,513 ssj_ops/watt as of 5 April 2011. For full configuration details, please reference www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/res2010q4/power_ssj2008-20101116-00316.html.

New: Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX140 S1* server platform with one Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1260L (2.4 GHz, 4-core, 8 MB L3 cache). Result referenced as published to www.spec.org at 4,549 ssj_ops/watt as of 9 May 2011.

Configurations for SPECfp*_rate_base2006:

Baseline: Supermicro X8SIE-F* server platform with one Intel® Xeon® processor X3480 (3.06 GHz, 4-core, 8MB L3 cache). Result referenced as published to www.spec.org at 89.9 as of 9 May 2011. For full configuration details, please reference http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2010q4/cpu2006-20101026-13673.html.

New: ASUS RS300-E7* server platform with one Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1280 (3.5 GHz, 4-core, 8MB L3 cache). Result referenced as published to www.spec.org at 118 as of 9 May 2011. For full configuration details, please reference http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2011q2/cpu2006-20110329-15361.html.

All other configuration details and additional comparisons are available in the detailed section of the website. For all server benchmarks see www.intel.com/performance/server/xeonE3-1200/server.htm. For HPC see www.intel.com/performance/server/xeonE3-1200/hpc.htm. For small and medium business benchmarks see www.intel.com/performance/server/xeonE3-1200/smb.htm. Relative performance is calculated by assigning a baseline value of 1.0 to one benchmark result, and then dividing the actual benchmark result for the baseline platform into each of the specific benchmark results of each of the other platforms, and assigning them a relative performance number that correlates with the performance improvements reported. Intel performance benchmark limitations.

SPEC*, SPECint*, SPECfp*, SPECrate* SPECpower*, SPECjAppServer*, SPECjbb*, SPECjvm*, SPECWeb*, SPECompM*, SPECompL*, SPECjEnterprise*, and SPECMPI* are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. See www.spec.org for more information.

Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with an enabled Intel® processor, BIOS, virtual machine monitor (VMM) and, for some uses, certain platform software enabled for it. Functionality, performance or other benefits will vary depending on hardware and software configurations and may require a BIOS update. Software applications may not be compatible with all operating systems. Please check with your application vendor.

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 you use. For more information including details on which processors support Intel® HT Technology, see www.intel.com/products/ht/hyperthreading_more.htm.

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology requires a platform with a processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel Turbo Boost Technology performance varies depending on hardware, software and overall system configuration. Check with your platform manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel Turbo Boost Technology. For more information, see www.intel.com/technology/turboboost/.

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/products/processor_number/ for details.

Intel® products are not intended for use in medical, life saving, life sustaining, critical control or safety systems, or in nuclear facility applications. All dates and products specified are for planning purposes only and are subject to change without notice.

Intel does not control or audit the design or implementation of third party benchmarks or Web sites referenced in this document. Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the referenced Web sites or others where similar performance benchmarks are reported and confirm whether the referenced benchmarks are accurate and reflect performance of systems available for purchase.

Produkt- och prestandainformation

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1. Programvara och arbetsbelastningar som används i prestandatest kan ha anpassats särskilt för att användas på Intel® mikroprocessorer. Prestandatest som SYSmark* och MobileMark* mäts med hjälp av särskilda datorsystem, -komponenter, -program, -åtgärder och -funktioner. Om någon av de här faktorerna ändras kan även utfallet av testet ändras. Du bör jämföra med annan information och andra prestandatest för att får en helt rättvisande bild inför köpet, inklusive prestandan för den tänkta produkten i kombination med andra produkter.

2. Intel® Virtualization Technology kräver en server med processor, chipset, BIOS, virtuell maskinövervakare (VMM) och, för vissa användningsområden, tillämpningar som är anpassade för virtualisering. Funktionalitet, prestanda och andra fördelar kan variera beroende på maskinvara och programkonfiguration. Alla program är inte nödvändigtvis kompatibla med alla operativsystem. För mer informaiton, tala med din programleverantör.

3. För Intel® Hyperthreading Technology (Intel® HTT) krävs det en dator med processor som stödjer Intel HT Technology och ett Intel HT Technology-aktiverat chipset, BIOS och operativsystem. Prestandan kan variera beroende på vilken maskinvara och programvara som används. Tidigare generations processor Intel® Core™ i5-750 för stationära datorer har inte stöd för Intel HT Technology. För mer information, inklusive detaljer om vilka processorer som har stöd för Intel HT Technology, gå till www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/hyper-threading/hyper-threading-technology.html.

4. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology kräver en plattform med en processor som har Intel Turbo Boost Technology-kapacitet. Prestandan med Intel® Turbo Boost Technology aktiverad kan variera beroende på maskinvara, programvara och datorkonfiguration. Tala med plattformstillverkaren om du har frågor om ditt system har Intel Turbo Boost Technology. För mer information, gå till www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.

5. Intels processornummer är inte en indikation på prestanda. Processornumren betecknar endast funktioner inom respektive processorfamilj och kan därför inte jämföras mellan olika processorfamiljer. För mer information, gå till www.intel.com/content/www/se/sv/processors/processor-numbers.html.

6. Intel®-produkter är inte avsedda att användas inom medicinska, livräddande eller livsuppehållande användningsområden, för kritiska kontrollsystem eller för kärnkraftsanläggningar. Alla datum och produkter som anges är endast för planeringssyften och kan ändras utan meddelande.

7. Intel har ingen kontroll över och granskar inte utformningen eller implementeringen av tredje parts prestandatester eller de webbplatser som det refereras till i detta dokument. Intel uppmanar alla sina kunder att besöka dessa eller andra webbplatser där liknande prestandatester redovisas och bekräfta att prestandatesterna stämmer och verkligen återspeglar prestanda för de system som finns tillgängliga för inköp.