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Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4600 Product Family

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Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4600 Product Family

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4600 Product Family

The Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family is at the heart of a flexible and efficient data center that meets your diverse needs. These engineering marvels are designed to deliver the best combination of performance, built-in capabilities, and cost-effectiveness. From virtualization and cloud computing to design automation or real-time financial transactions, you’ll be delighted by better than ever performance. I/O latency is dramatically reduced with Intel® Integrated I/O, which helps you to eliminate data bottlenecks, streamline your operations, and increase your agility. Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family—versatile processors at the heart of today’s data center.

Move up from 2-socket with enhanced performance

General purpose applications

Middle-tier operations

Virtualized data center

Optimized configurations

Energy efficient performance

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  • Improved total cost of ownership

Flexibility in technical computing

Consider 4-Socket Servers Instead of 2-Socket Servers to Reduce Your TCO by up to 70%

When considering server purchases, it may be time to consider adding additional headroom for growth in your space- and/or power-constrained data center. There are many factors to consider when making the buying decision, but if performance is key for future growth and spikes, it may make sense to step up to the new 4-socket servers based on Intel® Xeon® processors E5-4600 product family.

For this comparison, we assumed 135 servers based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5606 and 100 servers based on the Intel Xeon processor E5-2609 which equates to similar performance of 32 servers based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4607. Fewer servers deployed results in a lower total server hardware acquisition cost and thus fewer OS licenses required to purchase and maintain. Fewer servers and improved density also translates to lower data center power and cooling costs as well as less server maintenance required. All of this culminates in an estimated 4-year total cost of ownership (TCO) advantage up to 70%.

Different comparisons in system configuration and performance benchmarks may yield different results. Other than the obvious change in processor SKU, one change in hardware configuration that may impact the TCO advantage is memory population. The larger the memory footprint assumed, the higher the impact on the total server acquisition cost and the larger the difference between the memory subsystem cost for both 2S and 4S platforms. This is because the Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 product family has twice the memory capacity and thus can optimize the memory subsystem cost compared to the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 product family, allowing for use of lower-cost DIMM densities. Based on January 2012 pricing, the memory capacity at which systems based on the Intel Xeon processor E5-4600 product family see an advantage over the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family is 256 GB and above. (Of course, memory pricing changes regularly, so customers should perform their own analysis to determine their TCO advantages.)

Results have been estimated based on internal Intel analysis and are provided for informational purposes only. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance.

Total cost of ownership over a 4-year period: Total dollars spent (LOWER is better)

Consider 4-Socket Servers Instead of 2-Socket Servers to Reduce Your TCO by up to 52%

Configuration Details: TCO

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As of May 14, 2012, 4-Year TCO savings configuration assumptions

System memory 192GB memory configuration for all systems. OS = MS Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition; no additional SW application or licensing costs included.

  • Up to 70% 4-year TCO savings based on Intel estimates by comparing 135 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5606-based servers to 30 4S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4607-based servers that provide equivalent total server performance using Intel estimates of SPECint*_rate_base2006. The 4-year TCO savings based on:
  • Intel estimate of 105 fewer servers in the data center by purchasing the 4S servers results in:
  • server acquisition cost of $1,067,715 (135 servers at $7,909 each) for the 2S vs. $324,736 (30 servers at $10,824 each),
  • server maintenance savings of $51,500,
  • infrastructure (network, rack/floor space and utility) savings of $163,710,
  • and OS license savings of $411,897.
  • Up to 43% 4-year TCO savings based on Intel estimates by comparing 100 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2609-based servers to 30 4S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-4607-based servers that provide equivalent total server performance using Intel estimates of SPECint*_rate_base2006. The 4-year TCO savings based on:
  • Intel estimate of 70 fewer servers in the data center by purchasing the 4S servers results in:
  • server acquisition cost of $463,400 (100 servers at $4,634 each) for the 2S vs. $324,736 (30 servers at $10,824 each),
  • server maintenance savings of $34,000,
  • infrastructure (network, rack/floor space and utility) savings of $88,941,
  • and OS license savings of $271,932.

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5606-Based Platform

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2609-Based Platform

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-4607-Based Platform

System

2-socket Intel® 5520 Chipset-based server

2-socket Intel® C606 Chipset-based server

4-socket Intel® C606 Chipset-based server

Number of processors

2

2

4

Number of cores / threads

4/4 per processor

4/4 per processor

6/12 per processor

Processor rated frequency

2.13 GHz

2.40 GHz

2.20 GHz

Last level cache

8 MB

10 MB

12 MB

System memory

192 GB

192 GB

192 GB

Link speed

4.8 GT/s QPI

8.0 GT/s QPI

8.0 GT/s QPI

Operating system

Microsoft Windows Server* 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server* 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition

Microsoft Windows Server* 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition

Source

Intel internal estimates

Intel internal estimates

Intel internal estimates

Additional information: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

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1. El software y las cargas de trabajo utilizadas en las pruebas de rendimiento han sido optimizados para el rendimiento solamente en microprocesadores Intel®. Las pruebas de rendimiento, como SYSmark* y MobileMark*, se han medido utilizando sistemas, componentes, software, operaciones y funciones informáticas específicas.  Cualquier cambio realizado en cualquiera de estos factores puede hacer que los resultados varíen.  Es conveniente consultar otras fuentes de información y pruebas de rendimiento que le ayudarán a evaluar a fondo sus posibles compras, incluyendo el rendimiento de un producto concreto en combinación con otros.

2. El rendimiento relativo de cada análisis de rendimiento se calculó tomando el resultado real del análisis para la primera plataforma y asignándole un valor de 1,0 como referencia. El rendimiento relativo de las demás plataformas, objeto de la prueba, se calculó dividiendo el resultado real del análisis para la plataforma de referencia entre cada uno de los resultados de los análisis específicos de cada una de las demás plataformas y, asignándoles un número de rendimiento relativo correspondiente a las mejoras de rendimiento observadas.

3. Tecnología Intel SpeedStep® mejorada: Consulte el Buscador de especificaciones de procesadores en http://ark.intel.com o póngase en contacto con su representante de Intel para obtener más información.

4. Requiere un sistema con tecnología Intel® Turbo Boost. La tecnología Intel® Turbo Boost y la tecnología Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 sólo están disponibles en algunos procesadores Intel®. Consulte con el fabricante del ordenador. El rendimiento varía en función del hardware, del software y de la configuración del sistema. Si desea obtener más información, visite www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.

5. La tecnología Intel® Hyper-Threading (Intel® HT) requiere un sistema informático equipado con un procesador compatible con la tecnología Intel HT así como un chipset, una BIOS y un sistema operativo que utilicen esta tecnología. El rendimiento variará dependiendo del hardware y software específicos que utilice. Si desea obtener más información, incluyendo detalles sobre los procesadores compatibles con la tecnología Intel HT, visite www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/hyper-threading/hyper-threading-technology.html.

6. Los números de procesador Intel® no son una medida del rendimiento. Los números de procesador diferencian características dentro de cada familia de procesadores, pero no a través de las diferentes familias de procesadores. Si desea obtener más información, consulte www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/processor-numbers.html.

7. Los productos Intel® no están diseñados para utilizarse en aplicaciones médicas, de emergencia, de mantenimiento de constantes vitales, de sistemas de control o de seguridad críticos ni en aplicaciones de instalaciones nucleares. Todos los productos y fechas especificados se facilitan exclusivamente con fines de planificación y están sujetos a modificación sin previo aviso.