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Intel® Xeon® processor 5000 sequence - Virtualization

Intel® Xeon® processor 5000 sequence: Virtualization performance on VMware* ESX using VMmark* benchmark

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

Virtualization performance on VMware* ESX using VMmark* benchmark

Benchmark description

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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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 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.