[Beowulf] General thoughts on Xeon 56xx versus E5 series?

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Thu Sep 13 00:55:32 PDT 2012


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On 08/09/12 06:21, Orion Poplawski wrote:

> Any general thought out there on Xeon 56xx versus E5 performance wise?

Not really, but a quick look at the Intel site has some info on the
basic specs - looking at the released versions only these two have the
fastest clocks and equal number of cores (6):

http://ark.intel.com/products/48768/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5645-12M-Cache-2_40-GHz-5_86-GTs-Intel-QPI

http://ark.intel.com/products/64616/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2430--15M-Cache-2_20-GHz-7_20-GTs-Intel-QPI

So the E5 has slightly larger cache, faster QPI, higher TDP,
can address more RAM and same RRP.. ;-)

Caveat: in the past I've found howlers on the ARK Intel site,
so validate any info with external sources!

cheers,
Chris
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