Welcome to the Dell benchmark performance page. Here you will find information about the benchmarks and workloads Dell runs for enterprise solutions.

Benchmarks provide a standardized mechanism for comparing platforms, components, operating systems, or system configurations. Dell runs benchmarks internally to characterize prototype designs and components prior to a product launch to verify our performance meets expectations. It can also assist in choosing optimal components (in terms of processor, architecture, memory types, add-in cards, etc.).

Benchmarks can also provide proof points for marketing claims. Dell participates within industry-standard bodies to ensure that benchmarks developed by those bodies: closely resemble the way our customers use applications on our solutions; customers can reproduce the benchmark results with a similar configuration; that the run rules are fair and consistent to ensure a "level playing field".

Dell's Benchmark Industry Standards Participation

SPEC, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation, is "a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse a standardized set of relevant benchmarks that can be applied to the newest generation of high-performance computers. SPEC develops benchmark suites and also reviews and publishes submitted results from our member organizations and other benchmark licensees."

Dell participates actively within SPEC and has representation on multiple committees. Dell is also on the Steering Committee and has a representative serving on the SPEC Board of Directors.
TPC, the Transaction Processing Performance Council, "defines transaction processing and database benchmarks and delivers trusted results to the industry."

Dell is an active member on the TPC; representatives are on multiple standing committees and technical subcommittees. TPC results are published on their web site after a successful run and auditing of a result.
VMmark, while not an industry-standards body, is the "industry's first virtualization benchmark" and provides a standardized way of comparing servers running a server workload consolidation environment.

Dell is a member company of the VMmark Review Panel and submits and reviews results. Dell and VMware are members of the SPEC virtualization subcommittee and works within that organization to create the next generation virtualization benchmark.

For Dell results that may not be published on VMware's web site, visit the VMmark TechCenter page.

More information

For more information about the benchmarks Dell runs, please visit the industry-standards web sites listed above.

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