Server Performance with Intel® Xeon® Processors
Innovative strategy. Powerful infrastructure.
Intel's latest server platforms deliver intelligent, adaptable, built-in performance that scales for service delivery in the cloud, all while addressing the key challenges of explosive data growth, network latency, infrastructure security, and power inefficiencies.
In addition to enabling emerging cloud service-based environments, the Intel® Xeon® E5 processor family can boost server performance by up to 80 percent over previous-generation Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers. 1 2
Advantages for your data center
With Intel’s latest server technology, you can equip your data center design with the following features:
- Adaptive performance: Automatically boosts performance when you need it for single and multi-threaded applications, including increased floating-point performance for high-performance computing
workloads. 3 4 Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 delivers up to two times more performance on demand than previous-generation turbo technology. 2 3 5
- Scalable storage: Increases storage scalability and boosts storage performance up to 30 percent. 6 7
- Faster encryption: Accelerates pervasive encryption by ten times with Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI). 2 6
- Secure virtualization: Combines servers from multiple generations into the same virtualized server pool to extend failover, load balancing, and disaster recovery capability.
Choose the best server for your needs
As you expand your private cloud, increase performance while reducing the number of required physical servers with Intel Xeon processor-based platforms.
1. Source: Performance comparison using geometric mean of SPECint*_rate_base2006, SPECfp*_rate_base2006, STREAM*_MP Triad, and Linpack* benchmark results. Baseline geometric mean score of 166.75 on previous-generation 2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5690 platform based on best published SPECrate* scores to www.spec.org and best Intel internal measurements on STREAM*_MP Triad and Linpack as of December 5, 2011. New geometric mean score of 306.74 based on Intel internal measured estimates using an Intel platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology), 128 GB RAM, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* Server 6.1 beta for x86_6, Intel® Compiler 12.1, THP disabled for SPECfp*_rate_base2006 and THP enabled for SPECint*_rate_base2006.
2. 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. For more information go to http://www.intel.com/performance. Results have been measured by Intel based on software, benchmark or other data of third parties and are provided for informational purposes only. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance. Intel does not control or audit the design or implementation of third party data referenced in this document. Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the websites of the referenced third parties or other sources to confirm whether the referenced data is accurate and reflects performance of systems available for purchase.
3. Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. Intel Turbo Boost Technology and Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 are only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.
4. Requires an Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)-enabled system, check with your PC manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. Not available on the Intel® Core™ i5-750. For more information, including details on which processors support HT technology, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/hyper-threading/hyper-threading-technology.html.
5. Source: Performance comparison using SPECint*_rate_base2006 benchmark with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled and disabled. Baseline scores of 390 (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled) and 3XX (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology disabled) based on Intel internal measured estimates as of August 4, 2011 using a Supermicro* X8DTN+ system with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5690, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled or Intel® Turbo Boost Technology disabled, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled, 48 GB RAM, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* Server 6.1 beta for x86_6. New scores of 593 (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled) and 529 (Intel® Turbo Boost Technology disabled) based on Intel internal measured estimates using an Intel platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2680, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled or Intel® Turbo Boost Technology disabled, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled, 64 GB RAM, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* Server 6.1 beta for x86_6.
6. Source: Testing with Oracle Database Enterprise Edition* 184.108.40.206 with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) AES-256 shows as much as a 10x speedup when inserting one million rows 30 times into an empty table on the Intel® Xeon® processor X5680 (3.33 GHz, 36 MB RAM) using Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP) routines, compared to the Intel® Xeon® processor X5560 (2.93 GHz, 36 MB RAM) without Intel IPP.
7. Performance increase is based on comparisons with available competitive information; actual testing will be conducted when the production-ready product is available.