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High Performance Computing

Accelerate exploration and bring products to market more quickly

Accelerate your exploration and discovery with Intel® Xeon® processor series-based clusters. The new Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family delivers powerful and intelligent performance alongside industry-leading efficiency that enables you to affordably move from concept to production faster than ever before.

High-performance computing solutions based on Intel Xeon processors deliver:

  • Memory that works for you: Scalable storage solutions stretch memory bandwidth and increase storage performance up to 30 percent,12 helping to deliver resources on demand.
  • Reduced latency: With Intel® Integrated I/O and dual-ring high bandwidth, low latency on die buses accelerates data availability to the processing cores. In addition, Intel® Data Direct I/O further reduces latency by enabling I/O traffic to skip the main system memory on its way to the processor cache and then the computational core.
  • Breakthrough performance: Intel Xeon E5 processor-based servers can boost server performance by up to 80 percent over previous-generation Intel Xeon processor-based servers.34 Furthermore, dynamic scalability accelerates breakthroughs by transforming complex data into new discoveries.
  • Increased flexibility: Intel Xeon E5 processors provide performance when you need it for single and multi-threaded applications, including increased floating-point performance for high-performance computing workloads. 56
  • Efficient power consumption: By intelligently delivering up to 50 percent more performance per watt, the Intel Xeon E5 processors provide the computing power you need while maintaining maximum energy efficiency.78

Upgrade to Intel® processor–based HPC solutions for dynamic scalability, greater performance, and faster time to discovery.

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1. 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.

2. Performance increase is based on comparisons with available competitive information; actual testing will be conducted when the production-ready product is available. 

3. 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.

4. Source: Performance comparison using geometric mean of SPECint*_rate_base2006, SPECfp*_rate_base2006, STREAM*_MP Triad, and Linpack* benchmark results. Baseline geometric mean score of 166.75 on previous-generation 2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5690 platform based on best published SPECrate* scores to www.spec.org and best Intel internal measurements on STREAM*_MP Triad and Linpack as of December 5, 2011. New geometric mean score of 306.74 based on Intel internal measured estimates using an Intel platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology), 128 GB RAM, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* Server 6.1 beta for x86_6, Intel® Compiler 12.1, THP disabled for SPECfp*_rate_base2006 and THP enabled for SPECint*_rate_base2006.

5. Source: Performance comparison using SPECfp*_rate_base2006 benchmark. Baseline score of 267 on previous-generation 2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5690 platform based on best published score to www.spec.org as of September 6, 2011. For more details, see: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2011q1/cpu2006-20110131-14172.html. New score of 486 based on Intel internal measured estimates using an Intel platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2690, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology), 64 GB RAM, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* Server 6.1 beta for x86_6, Intel® Compiler 12.1.

6. Requires an Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)-enabled system, check with your PC manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. Not available on the Intel® Core™ i5-750. For more information, including details on which processors support HT technology, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/hyper-threading/hyper-threading-technology.html.

7. 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.

8. Source: Performance comparison using SPECint*_rate_base2006 benchmark at the same TDP. Baseline score of 391 on previous-generation 2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5690 based on best published score to www.spec.org as of October 6, 2011. For more details, see: http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2011q3/cpu2006-20110831-18532.html. New score of 616 based on Intel internal measured estimates using an Intel platform with two Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2680, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled, 64 GB RAM, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* Server 6.1 beta for x86_6.