IBM posts SPEC CPU2006 scores for quad-core BladeCenter HS21 blade
April 17, 2007 ... IBM® BladeCenter® HS21 blade servers, coupled with the BladeCenter
chassis, deliver advanced application serving with performance, density, and scalability, all of
which makes ideal for enterprise environments.
The HS21 blade server has demonstrated competitive performance on the SPEC CPU2006
The scores in the following tables are the first SPEC CPU2006 results published for the HS21
blade model using the Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor X5355 (2.66GHz, 8MB L2 cache,
1333MHz FSB). The SPECint scores were achieved using Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003
x64 Edition. The SPECfp scores were achieved using SUSE Linux® Enterprise Server 9.
CPU2000 was released six years ago. Since then, advances in technology and the resulting
improvements in hardware and software have made it necessary to ensure that the benchmarks
are also improved so that they keep pace. SPEC CPU2006 is designed to measure more
technologically advanced systems; hence, these results should not be compared with CPU2000
Results are current as of April 17, 2007. 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 in the United States for the HS21 model using the Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Processor X5355 is April 27, 2007.
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HS21 – Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor X5355
(2.66GHz, 8MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB)