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Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7系列 !

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Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7系列 !
為企業帶來最高效能及最具效率的伺服器處理器!

Intel® Xeon® 處理器向來是伺服器及工作站等繁重應用的最佳選擇。還記得之前的通路產品快報中為大家介紹的Intel® Xeon® 處理器E3系列嗎?這期的通路產品快報將為大家介紹Intel® 另一款新推出的伺服器——Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7系列。


Intel® Xeon® 處理器家族簡介
首先,我們先來介紹目前主推的Intel® Xeon® 處理器家族,以對其有個基本的認識。Intel® Xeon® 處理器E3系列是以入門級的價格提供高度的可靠性及產能,是基礎伺服器應用的絕佳選擇,適用於小型企業。Intel® Xeon® 處理器5600系列則適用於主流企業,提供了高效能及高電源效率,更加符合成本效益,也擁有最佳的綜合效能。Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7系列則是適用於大型企業,擁有最快速處理大規模且密集資料的運算能力。比起前代,擁有更高的擴充性且更高的可 靠度。


Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7系列簡介及特點
Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7系列基於上代的Westmere架構,採用32奈米製程技術,腳位為1567,旗下分為3個子系列,分 別為Intel® Xeon® 處理器 E7-8800/4800/2800系列,分別面向8路/4路/2路伺服器與工作站,散熱設計功耗為 95W-130W。

搭載Intel® Xeon® 處理器 E7 系列的伺服器威力非常強大,且運作可靠,有助於企業解決關鍵任務,加強管理與保護企業 最重要的功能與資料。其擁有更好的擴充性,增加記憶體與 I/O 容量的優勢,可發揮強大的效能,適合資料需求最高的工作負載,協助 企業靈活適應短期業務需求的變動,也能滿足長期業務成長的考量。這些進階的可靠與安全功能,有助於維持資料完整性、加速加密交易,並 且大幅提升關鍵任務應用的可用性。

效能:
其最高可達10核心與20個執行緒,還有30 MB 快取記憶體,提供強大的效能,可執行資料需求最高的關鍵任務應用。

可擴充性:
最高支援至 2 TB DDR3 記憶體(四個處理器插槽的系統) 。

安全防護:

  • Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7系列也搭載Intel® AES新指令集 (Intel® AES-NI) ,有效的保護機密的商業資產與私人資料,提供更快速且更先進的安全交易,適合企業與雲端運算。
  • 支援Intel® 受信任執行技術 (Intel® TXT) ,其可在虛擬機器啟動之前,有效的保護虛擬平台,防範惡意軟體的攻 擊,因此有助於確保虛擬環境的安全。

效率:
與前代的Intel® Xeon® 處理器 7500相比,其擁有更強的效能,能更快的完成作業。另外也搭載Intel® 智慧型電源技術,能自動依據工作負載需求來調整耗電量,倘若使用低電壓記憶體,則更能節省電力。


Intel® Xeon® 處理器轉換藍圖及規格表
下圖為Intel® Xeon® 處理器 X7500系列及Intel® Xeon® 處理器X6500系列的轉換藍圖。從圖得知,前代的Intel® Xeon® 處理器 X7500系列及Intel® Xeon® 處理器X6500系列將逐漸轉為Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7系列。


下表為Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7系列的規格表,供通路夥伴參考。


Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7系列的實際效益
那麼Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7系列到底能為企業帶來什麼樣的實際效益呢?舉個例子,18台採用2006年推出的Intel® Xeon® 雙核心處理器的伺服器效能,僅等於1台使用Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7-4800系列的伺服器效能,其效能提升了18倍!在 效能提升之餘,其功耗更低,每年最高可降低約93%的電源消耗。此外,亦有搭載Intel® 虛擬化技術、Intel® 智慧型電源技術,且具備高安全性、高效能、高可靠性。

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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. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit www.intel.com/benchmarks
Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and the Xeon logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
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Configuration:
* Baseline dual-core platform (estimated score of 54.6; idle = 546W; active = 812W): Intel server with four Intel® Xeon® processor 7041 processors, 32GB memory (16x 2GB DDR2-400), 1 hard drive, 1 power supply, Microsoft Windows Server* 2008 Enterprise x64 Edition R2 operating system, Intel Compiler 11 built SPECcpu* 2006 November 2009 binaries. Estimated result.
* New platform (measured score of 1,000; idle = 552W; active = 1053W): Intel internal reference server with four Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4870 (30M cache, 2.40GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel® QPI), 256GB memory (64 x Samsung 4GB 2Rx8 PC3L-10600R), 1 hard drive, 3 power supplies, using SUSE* Linux Enterprise Server 11 operating system, Intel C++ and Fortran Composer XE2011 built SPECcpu* 2006 January 2011 binaries.x`

Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7系列的測試比較
那麼Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7系列和前代的Intel® Xeon® 處理器的效能有著多大的差距呢?我們以Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7-2870及前代的Intel® Xeon® 處理器X5690來做個測試。從測試圖中,可以很清楚的看到,Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7-2870在各項的效能表現中都比前代的Intel® Xeon® 處理器X5690來得優秀,其至少有23%的效能超越,在HPC MPI的項目中更取得39%的效能超越。

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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. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit www.intel.com/benchmarks
Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and the Xeon logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
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Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others
Source: Intel Corporation.
Configuration:
All on 2S Intel Xeon processor X5690 (12M cache, 3.46GHz, 6C) compared to 2S E7-2870 (30M cache, 2.40GHz, 10C):
1. OLTP Brokerage Database TPC-E internal benchmark.
2. Matrix Multiply LINPACK MKL benchmark.
3. Memory Bandwidth STREAM_MP benchmark.
4. Integer Throughput (est) SPECint_rate_base2006 benchmark.
5. Enterprise Resource Planning SAP SD 2-tier internal benchmark.
6. Floating-Point Throughput (est) SPECfp_rate_base2006 benchmark.
7. HPC MPI (est) SPECmpiM2007 1-node base benchmark.

接著來看看Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7-4800系列在HPC效能展示中,有著怎麼樣的表現。我們可以看到Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7-4870系列在各項的測試成績中,皆比前代的Intel® Xeon® 處理器X7560來得高。其平均效能約為Intel® Xeon® 處理器X7560的1.23倍。

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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. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit www.intel.com/benchmarks
Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and the Xeon logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
Copyright © 2011 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others
Source: Intel Corporation.
Configuration:
Intel® Xeon® 7560,4-socket 8-Core,"Nehalem-EX" ,2.26 GHz. Platform: Emerald Ridge 4-U server SDP, Number of Sockets:4, Number of Cores: 8 cores per socket, Last Level Cache: 24 MB, baseboard: Emerald Ridge Fab5 Millbrook2 Memory Riser, Chipset: Boxoboro B2, Uncore Frequency: 2.4 GHz, QPI Link Speed: 6.4 GT/sec, Memory: 128 GB, DDR3-1067 Quad-Ranked 32 x 4GB, File System: 4-disk SAS RAID-0 array, OS Distribution: Red Hat EL5-U5 kernel 2.6.18-194.el5, BIOS Version: S006
Intel® Xeon® E7-4870 4-Socket 10-Core "Westmere-EX" 2.4 GHz, Platform: Emerald Ridge 4-U server SDP, Number of Sockets:4, Number of Cores: 10 cores per socket, Last Level Cache: 30 MB, baseboard: Emerald Ridge Fab5 Millbrook2 Memory Riser, Chipset: Boxoboro B2, Uncore Frequency: 2.53 GHz, QPI Link Speed: 6.4 GT/sec, Memory: 128 GB, DDR3-1067 Quad-Ranked 32 x 4GB, File System: 4-disk SAS RAID-0 array, OS Distribution: Red Hat EL5-U5 kernel 2.6.18-194.el5, BIOS Version: S006

再來看看企業競爭力的部分,同樣以10核心的Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7-4870來做測試,並且以競爭對手的12核心伺服器處理器 AMD Opteron 6176SE做測試比較。結果顯示除了在LINPACK及STREAM上由競爭對手勝出外,其他的部分皆由 Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7-4870勝出,其最大差距可達66%。整體來看,Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7-4870擁有比競爭對手高達1.27倍的平均競爭力。

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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. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit www.intel.com/benchmarks
Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and the Xeon logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
Copyright © 2011 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others
Source: Intel Corporation.
Configuration:
AMD Opteron* 6176 SE, 4-Socket 12-Core, Magny-Cours 2.3. Platform: Emerald Ridge 4-U server , Number of Sockets:4, Number of Cores: 12 cores per socket, Last Level Cache: 12 MB, baseboard: H8QGI-F rev 1.01, Chipset: AMD , SR5690/SR5670/SP5100, Northbridge Frequency: 1.8 GHz, Hyper Transport Speed: CPU:CPU 6.4 GT/sec, CPU:PCI 5.2 GT/sec, Memory: 64 GB, DDR3-1333 16 x 4GB, File System: 4-disk SATA RAID-0 array, 10K RPM, OS Distribution: Red Hat EL5-U5 kernel 2.6.18-194.el5, BIOS Version: rev 1.0 - 03/18/2010
Intel® Xeon® E7-4870 4-Socket 10-Core "Westmere-EX" 2.4 GHz, Platform: Emerald Ridge 4-U server SDP, Number of Sockets:4, Number of Cores: 10 cores per socket, Last Level Cache: 30 MB, baseboard: Emerald Ridge Fab5 Millbrook2 Memory Riser, Chipset: Boxoboro B2, Uncore Frequency: 2.53 GHz, QPI Link Speed: 6.4 GT/sec, Memory: 128 GB, DDR3-1067 Quad-Ranked 32 x 4GB, File System: 4-disk SAS RAID-0 array, OS Distribution: Red Hat EL5-U5 kernel 2.6.18-194.el5, BIOS Version: S006

再來對前代的Intel® Xeon® 處理器7400系列、Intel® Xeon® 處理器7500系列、以及最新的Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7-4800系列的各型號處理器做一個比較測試。從圖可知,Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7-4800系列的成績非常亮眼,最低階的Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7-4807得分466,已經勝過前代所有Intel® Xeon® 處理器7400系列的各型號處理器。

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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. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit www.intel.com/benchmarks
Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and the Xeon logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
Copyright © 2011 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others
Source: Intel Corporation.
Configuration:
Intel Xeon processor 7400 series:
E7420: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2008q4/cpu2006-20081012-05572.html
E7430: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2008q4/cpu2006-20081012-05570.html
E7440: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2008q4/cpu2006-20080915-05349.html
L7445: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2008q4/cpu2006-20081012-05562.html
E7450: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2008q4/cpu2006-20080915-05348.html
L7455: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2008q4/cpu2006-20080915-05345.html
X7460: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2008q4/cpu2006-20080915-05340.html
Intel Xeon processor 7500 series:
E7520: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2010q2/cpu2006-20100426-10771.html
E7530: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2010q2/cpu2006-20100426-10777.html
L7545: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2010q2/cpu2006-20100510-10971.html
E7540: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2010q2/cpu2006-20100412-10473.html
X7542: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2010q2/cpu2006-20100426-10780.html
L7555: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2010q2/cpu2006-20100510-10964.html
X7550: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2010q2/cpu2006-20100426-10782.html
X7560: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2010q2/cpu2006-20100510-10870.html
Intel Xeon processor E7-4800 product family
New Configuration and Score on Benchmark:- Intel® 7500 Chipset reference server with four Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-4800 product family (up to 10-Core, 2.4 GHz, 30MB L3 cache, 6.4GT/s QPI), EIST Enabled, Turbo Boost Enabled (except E7-4807), Hyper-Threading enabled (except for E7-8837), NUMA Enabled, 256GB memory (64x 4GB Quad-Rank DDR3-1066 REG ECC), 146 GB SAS 10000RPM HDD, SuSE* Linux Enterprise Server 11 for x86_64.

最後來個伺服器處理器大亂鬥!結果顯示,在SQL Server OLDP的測試中,Intel® Xeon® 處理器取得大部分勝利。取得第一名勝利的為Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7-4870,分數為2476。反觀競爭對手的伺服器處理器 Opteron 6180SE,縱然其擁有12核心數,但其分數僅有1250,低於僅有6核心數的Intel® Xeon® 處理器L7545。也再次證明了處理器的效能不取決於核心數的多寡,而是取決於製程及技術。

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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. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit www.intel.com/benchmarks
Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and the Xeon logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
Copyright © 2011 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others
Source: Intel Corporation.
Configuration:
"Xeon E7-4870, 10C, 2.40GHz, $4394","Xeon E7-8867L, 10C, 2.13GHz, $4172","Xeon E7-4860, 10C, 2.26GHz, $3838","Xeon E7-4850, 10C, 2.00GHz, $2837","Xeon E7-4830, 8C, 2.13GHz, $2059","Xeon X7560, 8C, 2.26GHz, $3692","Xeon E7-4820, 8C, 2.00GHz, $1446","Xeon L7555, 8C, 1.86GHz, $3157","Xeon E7-8837, 8C, 2.67GHz, $2280","Xeon X7550, 8C, 2.00GHz, $2729","Xeon E7540, 6C, 2.00GHz, $1980","Xeon L7545, 6C, 1.86GHz, $2087","Opteron* 6180SE, 12C, 2.5 GHz, $1514","Xeon E7-4807, 6C, 1.86GHz, $890","Opteron* 6176SE, 12C, 2.3 GHz, "Opteron* 6176, 12C, 2.3GHz, $1386","Xeon E7530, 6C, 1.86GHz, $1391","Xeon X7542, 6C, 2.66GHz, $1980","Opteron* 6174, 12C, 2.2GHz, $1165","Opteron* 6172, 12C, 2.1GHz, $989","Opteron* 6168, 12C, 1.9GHz, $744","Opteron* 6166HE, 12C, 1.8 GHz, $873","Opteron* 6164HE, 12C, 1.7GHz, $744","Opteron* 6140, 8C, 2.6 GHz, $989","Xeon E7520, 4C, 1.86GHz, $856","Opteron* 6136, 8C, 2.4GHz, $744","Opteron* 6134, 8C, 2.3GHz, $523","Opteron* 6132HE, 8C, 2.2 GHz, $591","Opteron* 6128HE, 8C, 2.0GHz, $523","Opteron* 6128, 8C, 2.0GHz, $266","Opteron* 6124HE, 8C, 1.8GHz, $455",

總結
Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7系列擁有比前代更高的效能,最高有著40%的效能提升。此外,其擁有更高的擴充性,最高支援至2 TB DDR3記憶體。另外,也搭載Intel® AES新指令集、Intel® 受信任執行技術、Intel® 智慧型電源技術等,讓伺服器更具安全性、穩定性、可靠性、適用性,且更有效率。總的來說,企業若有大量且頻繁的複雜任務需要完成,且 有快速處理大量資料的訴求,或者是希望能應付所有的突發狀況,那麼請選擇Intel® Xeon® 處理器E7系列,它將能滿足企業的所有需求。

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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. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit www.intel.com/benchmarks
Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and the Xeon logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.
Copyright © 2011 Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.
Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others
Source: Intel Corporation.
Configuration:
Up to 40% claim based on SPECint*_rate_base2006 result comparing Intel Xeon processor E7-4870 IC12 to X7560 IC11.1. Estimated SPECint*_rate_base2006 performance and power results are measured for Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4870 and estimated for Intel Xeon processor 3.33GHz single-core / 7041 dual-core based servers. Platform power was measured during the steady state window of the benchmark run and at idle.
Up to 28% lower idle watts based on Intel internal testing with BIOS features enabled measured at the wall. Up to 40% PPW gain based on SPECpower_ssj*2008 workload comparing Intel Xeon processor E7-4870 to X7560 similar configured servers.
New Configuration and Score on Benchmark:- Quanta QSSC-S4R with four Intel® Xeon ® Processor E7-4870 (Ten-Core, 2.4GHz, 30MB L3 cache), Turbo Boost Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, Hardware Prefetcher Disabled, Adjacent Cache Line Prefetcher Disabled, 64GB memory (16 x 4GB DDR3-1333LV), 146GB SATA HDD, Windows Server2008R2. IBM J9 VM (build 2.4, JRE 1.6.0 IBM J9 2.4 Windows Server 2008 amd64-64 jvmwa6460sr6-20090923_42924 (JIT enabled, AOT enabled), Source: Intel internal testing as of Jan. 2011.
Base Configuration and Score on Benchmark:- Intel pre-production system with four Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 (2.26 GHz, 24MB L3, 6.4 GT/s, eight-core, 130W TDP), Turbo Enabled, HT Enabled, HW Prefetcher Disabled, ACL Prefetcher Disabled, 32 GB memory(16x2GB DDR3-1066 registered ECC), 4 pieces memory DIMMs each in 4 memory raiser, 1x73GB 10K RPM SAS HDD, 2x850w PSU, Windows Server2008-x64 SP2. IBM J9 VM (build 2.4, JRE 1.6.0 IBM J9 2.4 Windows Server 2008 amd64-64 jvmwa6460sr6-20090923_42924 (JIT enabled, AOT enabled) Source: Intel internal testing as of Jan 2010.


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