IBM posts SPEC CPU2006 scores for BladeCenter HS12 quad-core blade
April 8, 2008 ... IBM® BladeCenter® HS12 blade servers, coupled with the BladeCenter chassis,
deliver advanced application serving with performance, power efficiency, and scalability, all on a
uniprocessor server, which makes them ideal for SMB environments.
The BladeCenter HS12 models can be deployed as application servers where uniprocessor
processing, high-availability design, systems management, and easy setup features are
combined in an extremely dense package. The HS12 blades can require less space and power
resources than traditional rack systems because of their high-density design, reduced power
requirements, and single-environment systems management.
The HS12 blade server, using Intel's latest quad-core technology, has demonstrated competitive
performance on the SPEC CPU2006 benchmark suite. The scores in the following tables are the
first SPEC CPU2006 results published for the HS12 blade model using the Quad-Core Intel®
Xeon® Processor X3363 (2.83GHz, 12MB L2 cache, 1333MHz FSB, 80W). (1) These results
were achieved using SUSE Linux® Enterprise Server 10 SP1 x64.
Results are current as of April 8, 2008. The scores have been submitted to SPEC for review and
will be posted on their Web site upon successful completion of the review. View all published
results at www.spec.org.
(1) Planned availability for the HS12 model using the Quad Core Intel Xeon Processor X3363
(2.83GHz 12MB L2 1333MHz 80w) is May 12, 2008.
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HS12 – Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor X3363
(2.83GHz, 12MB L2 Cache, 1333 MHz FSB, 80W)