SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 15, 2008 – Intel Corporation has extended its lead in the high-end server segment, setting new standards in virtualization performance with the launch of seven 45 nanometer (nm)-manufactured Intel® Xeon® Processor 7400 Series products. With up to six processing cores per chip and 16MB of shared cache memory, applications built for virtualized environments and data demanding workloads, such as databases, business intelligence, enterprise resource planning and server consolidation, experience dramatic performance increases of almost 50 percent in some cases.
Platforms based on these processors can scale up to 16 processor “sockets” to deliver servers with up to 96 processing cores inside, offering tremendous scalability, ample computing threads, extensive memory resources and uncompromising reliability for enterprise data centers.
“The arrival of these processors extends Intel’s lead in the high-end server segment,” said Tom Kilroy, Intel vice president and general manager of the Digital Enterprise Group. “This new processor series helps IT manage increasingly complex enterprise server environments, providing a great opportunity to boost the scalable performance of multi-threaded applications within a stable platform infrastructure. With new features such as additional cores, large shared caches and advanced virtualization technologies, the Xeon® 7400 series delivers record-breaking performance that will lead enterprises into the next wave of virtualization deployments.”
Several Performance Records
The Intel® Xeon® processor 7400 series has already set new four-socket and eight-socket world records on key industry benchmarks for virtualization, database, enterprise resource planning and e-commerce. IBM, following the record-setting 1.2 million tpmC result on its eight-socket System x* 3950 M2 platform, delivers an all-time high result for four-socket servers on System x* 3850 M2 server with a score of 684,508 tpmC on the TPC*-C benchmark, which measures database performance in an online transaction processing environment.
An HP ProLiant DL580 G5 server on the SAP-SD benchmark that measures a server’s sales and distribution capability on SAP software set a world record with a score of 5155 SD-Users. On the SPECint*_rate2006 benchmark, which measures a system’s integer throughput performance, a Fujitsu-Siemens PRIMERGY* RX600 S4 server set a record with a score of 291. Several other records were also set on other key enterprise-related benchmarks.
Intel Xeon 7400 series brings 6-core Dunnington design
Source: Daily Tech
We have been hearing about Dunnington for a while, and last week I posted a quick news post about the coming release of the product this week. Well, the news is official and the Intel Xeon 7400 series is the name assigned to these uber-fast and uber-expensive CPUs.