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Intel® Xeon® processor 5000 sequence - Virtualization

Intel® Xeon® processor 5000 sequence: Legacy Mail Server Consolidation Using Microsoft Hyper-V*

Intel® Xeon® processor 5000 sequence

The breakthrough performance, energy efficiency and reliability of the Intel® Xeon® processor-based systems make them the best choice for virtualization and business critical applications, enabling IT to become more efficient and responsive.

Legacy Mail Server Consolidation Using Microsoft Hyper-V*

Legacy Mail Server Consolidation Using Microsoft Hyper-V*

Benchmark description (Intel® Xeon® processor X5570)

The chart illustrates consolidation of one or more legacy mail servers on to a single virtualized server platform. The mail server used is Microsoft Exchange* Server and the virtualization software used was Microsoft Windows Server* 2008 with Hyper-V. The legacy server, which was not virtualized, forms the baseline platform. On the consolidation server, virtual machine (VM) partitions of size comparable to the baseline platform were created. The maximum number of such concurrent VMs that can be supported defines the consolidation ratio.

Configuration details Intel® Xeon® processor 5000 sequence

Legacy Mail Server Consolidation Using Microsoft Hyper-V*

Comparison based on published results at www.principledtechnologies.com as of March 16, 2010. Microsoft Exchange Server was used as the Mail server.

Intel® Xeon® processor 3.60 with 2M L2 cache based platform details

Supermicro X6DHT-G* server platform with two 64-bit Intel Xeon processor 3.60Ghz with 2M L2 Cache, 800 FSB, 4GB memory (2x2GB DDR-333MHz), Microsoft Windows Server 2003* R2 Enterprise Edition.

Intel® Xeon® processor E5450 based platform details

Supermicro X7DBE+* server platform with two Intel Xeon processor E5450 3.0GHz, 12MB L2 cache, 1333MHz FSB, 64GB memory (16x4GB DDR2 FBDimm 667), Windows Server 2008*, Enterprise x64 Edition with Microsoft Hyper-V.

Intel® Xeon® processor X5570 based platform details

Supermicro X8DTN+* server platform with two Intel Xeon processor X5570 2.93GHz, 8MB L3 cache, 6.4GT/s QPI, 72GB memory (18x4GB DDR3 800), Windows Server 2008*, Enterprise x64 Edition with Microsoft Hyper-V.

AMD Opteron* processor model 2384 platform based details

Supermicro H8DME-2* server platform with two Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor 2384 2.70GHz, 6MB L3 cache, 64GB memory (16x4GB DDR2 667), Windows Server 2008*, Enterprise x64 Edition with Microsoft Hyper-V.

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Product and Performance Information

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1. 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: Published and Intel internal data as of February 14, 2011. Please see configuration details links above for system configuration details. For more information go to www.intel.com/performance.

2. Relative performance for each benchmark is calculated by taking the actual benchmark result for the first platform tested and assigning it a value of 1.0 as a baseline. Relative performance for the remaining platforms tested was calculated by 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.

6. 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/content/www/us/en/processors/processor-numbers.html for details.

7. 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.

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