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.
Virtualization performance on VMware* ESX using VMmark* benchmark
VMmark* is designed as a tile-based benchmark consisting of a diverse set of workloads commonly found in the datacenter, including database server, file server, web server, and Java server. The workloads comprising each tile are run simultaneously in separate virtual machines at load levels that are typical of virtualized environments. The performance of each workload is measured and then combined with the other workloads to form the score for the individual tile. Multiple tiles can be run simultaneously to increase the overall score.
A tile is a collection of six diverse workloads concurrently executing specific software. Running on one of two separate operating systems (Windows or Linux), each workload runs in its own virtual machine and executes applications found in all the world's datacenters. Included in a single tile are a web server, file server, mail server, database, Java server, as well as an idle machine.
Configuration details Intel® Xeon® processor 5000 sequence
Virtualization Performance on VMware* ESX using VMmark* benchmark
Comparison based on published results to www.vmware.com/products/vmmark/results.html as of October 25, 2010.
Intel® Xeon® processor 5160 based platform details
Dell PowerEdge* 2950 server platform with two Intel Xeon processors 5160 3.00Ghz, 4MB L2 cache, 1333MHz FSB, 32GB memory (8x4GB 667MHz ECC CL5 DDR2 FB-DIMM), VMware ESX Server* V3.0.1. Published at 3.89 at 3 tiles. For more information see www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vmmark_dell3.PDF
Intel® Xeon® processor X5470 based platform details
HP Proliant* ML370 G5 server platform with two Intel Xeon processors X5470 3.33GHz, 2x6MB L2 cache, 1333MHz FSB, 48GB memory, VMware ESX V3.5. Update 3 Published at 9.15 at 7 tiles. For more information see www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vmmark/VMmark-HP-2008-10-09-ML370.pdf
Intel® Xeon® processor X5570 based platform details
HP ProLiant BL490c G6* result referenced as published at 25.27 @ 17 tiles. For more information see www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vmmark/VMmark-HP-2010-04-20-BL490cG6.pdf
Intel® Xeon® processor X5680 based platform details
Fujitsu BX924 S2* result referenced as published at 40.86 @ 30 tiles. For more information see: www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vmmark/VMmark-Fujitsu-2010-10-18-BX924-2.pdf
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