Translating CPU to System Price Performance with Supermicro

By Supermicro Engineering

With the launch of the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family, we did deep dive performance compares on the new processors across a variety of benchmarks and platforms.  Read on for the details or jump right to the whitepapers.

Translating CPU to System Price Performance on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family

Does CPU performance translate to System performance?  Working with Intel we tested several different versions of their new CPU on our systems.  Improvements in performance and economics between new generation Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family  and previous generation Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product family-based Supermicro 1U Ultra servers were determined using two benchmark tests and three different CPU types. Test environments and configurations were identical; memory speed used with the new generation Ultra servers was DDR4-2400MHz and for the previous generation Ultra servers was DDR4-2133MHz. The results show that the improvements in performance and economics using new generation Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family can equal up to 32%.  For more details on the configurations and benchmarks see the complete whitepaper.  Supermicro has built the industry’s broadest portfolio of server and storage systems based on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family.  To find out more about the new systems go here: http://www.supermicro.com/E5-2600v4/

How Does System Form factor impact The Performance and Power Efficiency of new Intel®   Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family

Performance and power efficiency improvements were measured comparing Supermicro SuperServer® systems configured with Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2650 v4  and previous generation Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2650 v3 . Three server systems having 1U, 2U, and 4U form factors were tested. Performance improvements up to 28% and power efficiency improvements up to 29% were observed across the different form factors. These improvements offer a compelling business benefit to customers seeking to refresh their current server infrastructures.  For more details on the configurations and benchmarks see the complete whitepaper. Supermicro has built the industry’s broadest portfolio of server and storage systems based on the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family.  To find out more about the new systems go to http://www.supermicro.com/E5-2600v4/

Configurations and Legal Disclaimers
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Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors.  Performance tests 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 complete information, visit http://www.intel.com/performance/datacenter. Configurations: testing done by Supermicro* using various workloads - see whitepaper for full details.