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Cisco UCS Claims Six World Record Benchmarks with the Intel Xeon Processor E7-8800 v4 Family

On June 6th, 2016 Cisco announced support for the Intel Xeon processor E7-8800 v4 family on the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS). On the same day as the Intel announcement, Cisco captured six world records on industry benchmarks on Cisco UCS to highlight the way in which Cisco UCS can accelerate performance across the data center.

As we know, there is no better way to compare performance than by using industry-standard benchmarks, and with Six new world record benchmark performance results Cisco has demonstrated Cisco Unified Computing System’s outstanding performance and IT productivity across key data center workloads. Check out the Performance Brief for additional information on the nine new Cisco UCS world record benchmarks. The detailed benchmark disclosure reports are available here.

Cisco’s results demonstrate the extent to which Cisco UCS servers with large memory configurations deliver the power of the new Intel Xeon processor E7 v4 family. Compared to Cisco’s previous-generation servers powered by the Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 family, Cisco’s new servers demonstrate dramatic improvements in raw CPU power as well as in business and parallelized application performance.

With performance improved by up to 39 percent since the last processor generation, the performance leadership across a wide range of workloads provided by Cisco UCS is validated by the six world records announced today summarized below:

  1. SPECint_base2006=71.5 – Best 4-socket result with 10.8% improvement since the last processor generation
  2. SPECfp_rate_base2006=2380Best 4-Socket result with 19% improvement since the last processor generation
  3. SPECompG_base2012=26 – Best 4-socket result with 25% improvement since the last processor generation
  4. SPECompG_base2012=13.4 – Best 2-socket result with 29% improvement since the last processor generation
  5. max-jOPS=189,334 critical-jOPS=128,990 – Best 4-socket result for critical jOPS with 29.4% improvement since the last processor generation
  6. SAPS score=224,330; users=41,025Best 4-processor, 2-tier result on Microsoft Windows with 39.5% improvement since the last processor generation

 

It is interesting to note that although all vendors have access to same Intel processors, Cisco UCS unleashes their potential to deliver high performance to applications through the power of unification and performance optimization. Cisco UCS integrates industry-standard x86-architecture blade and rack servers with networking and storage access into a unified system. Automated server and network configuration let you quickly and easily deploy new applications, repurpose existing servers, and scale applications with configurations that are compliant with your IT standards.

The architectural advantages of a single cohesive system optimized for virtualized environments coupled with the industry leading benchmark performance results makes the Cisco Unified Computing System an “infrastructure platform of choice” to provide industry-leading performance in your data center. For additional information on Cisco UCS and Cisco UCS solutions please visit Cisco Unified Computing & Servers web page.

Disclosures

  • The floating-point throughput performance improvement of 19 percent compared the SPECfp_rate_base2006 score of the Cisco UCS C460 M4 Rack Server with the previous-generation Cisco UCS C460 M4 Rack Server, a result that was available on May 15, 2015.
  • The rack server parallel-processing performance improvement of 25 percent compared the SPECompG_base2012 score of the Cisco UCS C220 M4 Rack Server with the previous-generation Cisco UCS C460 M4 Blade Server, a result that was available on May 15, 2015.
  • The blade server parallel-processing performance improvement of 29 percent compared the SPECompG_base2012 score of the Cisco UCS B260 M4 Rack Server with the previous-generation Cisco UCS B260 M4 Blade Server, a result that was available on September 8, 2014.
  • The Java application performance improvement of 29.4 percent compared the SPECjbb2015- MultiJVM critical-jOPS score of the Cisco UCS C460 M4 Rack Server with the previous-generation Cisco UCS C460 M4 Rack Server, a result that was available on May 5, 2015.
  • SPEC, SPECfp, SPECint, SPECjbb, and SPEComp are registered trademarks of Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. The benchmark results used to establish world-record status are based on those available at http://www.spec.org as of June 6, 2016.

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