Quad Xeon: the Quanta QSCC-4R Benchmark Configuration

CPU Quad Intel Xeon "Westmere-EX" E7-4870
(10 core/20 threads at 2.4GHz, 2.8GHz Turbo, 30MB L3, 32nm)
RAM 32 x 4GB (128GB) Samsung Registered DDR3-1333 at 1066MHz
Motherboard QCI QSSC-S4R 31S4RMB00B0
Chipset Intel 7500
BIOS version QSSC-S4R.QCI.01.00.S012,031420111618
PSU 4 x Delta DPS-850FB A S3F E62433-004 850W

The quad Xeon configuration is equipped with 128GB RAM to make sure that all memory channels are filled.

Dual Xeon: ASUS RS700-E6/RS4 Configuration

CPU Dual Intel Xeon “Westmere” X5670
(6 core/12 threads at 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz Turbo, 12MB L3, 32nm)
RAM 12 x 4GB (48GB) ECC Registered DDR3-1333
Motherboard ASUS Z8PS-D12-1U
Chipset Intel 5520
BIOS version Version 1.003
PSU Delta Electronics DPS-770 AB 770W

The dual Xeon server in contrast "only" has 48GB. This has no influence on the benchmark results, as the benchmarks use considerably less RAM.

Quad Opteron: Dell PowerEdge R815 Benchmarked Configuration

CPU Quad AMD Opteron "Magny-Cours" 6174
(12 cores at 2.2GHz, 12MB L3, 45nm)
RAM 16x4GB (64GB) Samsung Registered DDR3-1333 at 1333MHz
Motherboard Dell Inc 06JC9T
Chipset AMD SR5650
BIOS version v1.1.9
PSU 2 x Dell L1100A-S0 1100W

We reviewed the powerful but compact Dell R815 here. This time we're running 64GB, though again the amount of RAM was selected to make sure memory performance is optimized rather than for usage requirements.

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  • derrickg - Friday, September 30, 2011 - link

    Would love to see them benchmarked using such a powerful machine. Reply
  • JohanAnandtech - Friday, September 30, 2011 - link

    Suggestions how to get this done? Reply
  • derrickg - Friday, September 30, 2011 - link

    simple benchmarking: http://www.linuxhaxor.net/?p=1346

    I am sure there are much more advanced ways of taking benchmarks on chess engines, but I have long since dropped out of those circles. Chess engines usually scale very well from 1P and up.
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  • JPQY - Saturday, October 1, 2011 - link

    Hi Johan,

    Here you have my link how people can test with Chess calculatings in a very simple way!

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php...

    If you are interested you can always contact me.

    Kind regards,
    Jean-Paul.
    Reply
  • JohanAnandtech - Monday, October 3, 2011 - link

    Thanks Jean-Paul, Derrick, I will check your suggestions. Great to see the community at work :-). Reply
  • fredisdead - Monday, April 23, 2012 - link

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/review/2141735...

    dear god, at last the truth. Interlagos is 30% faster

    hey anand, whats up with YOUR testing.
    Reply
  • fredisdead - Monday, April 23, 2012 - link

    everybody, the opteron is 30% faster

    http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/review/2141735...

    follow thew intel ad bucks ... lol
    Reply
  • anglesmith - Friday, September 30, 2011 - link

    i was in a similar situation on a 48 core opteron machine.

    without numa my app was twice slower than a 4 core i7 920. then did a test with same number of threads but with 2 sockets (24 cores), the app became faster than with 48 cores :~
    then found the issue is all with numa which is not a big issue if you are using a 2 socket machine.

    once i coded the app to be numa aware the app is 6 times faster.

    i know there are few apps that are both numa aware and scale to 50 or so cores but ...
    Reply
  • tynopik - Friday, September 30, 2011 - link

    benhcmark

    like it Phenom
    Reply
  • JoeKan - Friday, September 30, 2011 - link

    I'd llove to see single core workstations used as baseline comparisons. In using a server to render, I'd be wondering which would be more cost effective to render animations. Maybe use an animation sequence as a render performance test. Reply

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