Dell has once again achieved world records for enterprise server power efficiency. The PowerEdge R720 server, equipped with two Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 processors, achieved a score of 8,458 SPECpower_ssj2008 overall ssj_ops/watt, making the PowerEdge R720 the world’s most power-efficient server*. And, the PowerEdge M620 server, also with two E5-2660 v2 processors, achieved a score of 7,525 SPECpower_ssj2008 overall ssj_ops/watt, making the M620 the world's most power efficient blade server**.
These results and more are detailed in the attached whitepaper, titled "Performance and power efficiency of Dell PowerEdge servers with E5-2600 v2". Other performance highlights detailed in the whitepaper include support for 50% more virtual desktops on R720 using the industry standard LoginVSI benchmark, and 48% higher gigaFLOPS on R620 running the Linpack scientific computing benchmark.
The E5-2600 v2 product family is available for purchase on all PowerEdge 12G servers that supported E5-2600 processors. The enhanced performance and world record power efficiency make the new processors a worthy enhancement to the already formidable 12G server lineup.
* The R720 achieved a SPECpower_ssj2008 result of 8,458 overall ssj_ops/Watt which is higher than all published SPECpower results as of 10/9/13. Full disclosure is available here.
** A Chassis full of Dell PowerEdge M620 blade servers achieves up to 36% higher performance/watt ratio than a chassis full of M520 blade servers. The 16 node M620 achieved a SPECpower_ssj2008 result of 7,525 overall ssj_ops/Watt, compared to the 16 node M520 with a SPECpower_ssj2008 result of 5,521 overall ssj_ops/Watt score. Full disclosure is available here.
*** SPEC and the benchmark name SPECpower_ssj are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. Benchmark results based on best SPECpower_ssj2008 results published as of October 2013. For the latest SPECpower_ssj2008 benchmark results, visit http://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/power_ssj2008.html.
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Here is an instructional video on how to install and upgrade your server with an Intel Xeon E5 2600 V2 processor: www.youtube.com/watch