Intel servers smash records with 6 core ‘Dunnington’

Did you watch Pat Gelsinger’s IDF kenote today?

He announced that the new 6-core Intel Xeon processor for expandable servers will launch in September, and has already broken multiple world performance records – notably the first x86-based server to burst through the 1 million barrier in the industry- standard TPC Benchmark C benchmark which measures database performance.

Other benchmarks smashed include:

- An eight-socket IBM System x 3950 M2 server shattered the previous record with a score of 1,200,632 tpmC at $1.99/tpmC.

- An HP ProLiant DL580 G5 server topping the four-socket record for TPC Benchmark C with a score of 634,825 tpmC at $1.10/tpmC and a Sun JVM/Solaris best four-socket SPECjbb2005 score of 531,669 bops.

- A Dell PowerEdge R900 server sets the four-socket on-line transaction processing brokerage database record on TPC Benchmark* E with a score of 671.4 tpsE at $500.55/tpsE.

- A Fujitsu-Siemens PRIMERGY RX600 S4 server running SPECint_rate2006 benchmark, which measures integer throughput, set a new four-socket record with a score of 277.

- A VMware ESX Server, highlighting 39 percent better performance than previous-generation Intel Xeon processor based platforms.

Want to know what this means? Then watch Intel’s Boyd Davis explain it all:

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