IBM BladeCenter HS22 blade achieves competitive 2-processor scores
running SPEC CPU2006 benchmark suite
March 30, 2009 ... The IBM® BladeCenter® HS22 offers excellent performance balanced with flexible
configuration options and simple management in an efficient server designed to run a
wide range of workloads, including infrastructure, virtualization, and enterprise applications. The
HS22 supports up to two Intel® Xeon® 5500 series processors.
In recent measurements, the HS22 demonstrated competitive performance for a 2-socket Intel
processor-based system on the SPEC CPU2006 benchmark suite.
For the SPECint2006 and SPECfp2006 runs, the HS22 was configured with two Quad-Core Intel
Xeon X5570 processors (2.93GHz, 256KB L2 cache per core and 8MB L3 cache per processor—2
processors/8 cores/16 threads), 12GB of DDR3 PC3-10600R memory, and SUSE Linux® Enterprise
Server 10 x64 SP2.
For the rate runs, the HS22 was configured with two Quad-Core Intel Xeon X5570 processors
(2.93GHz, 256KB L2 cache per core and 8MB L3 cache per processor—2 processors/8 cores/16
threads), 24GB of DDR3 PC3-10600R memory, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 Update 3. (1)
The scores in the following table are the first SPEC CPU2006 results published for this HS22
Results are current as of March 30, 2009. 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
(1) The HS22 model using the Quad-Core Intel Xeon X5570 processor is planned to be generally
available March 31, 2009.
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HS22 – Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor X5570
(2.93GHz, 256KB L2 Cache per Core,
8MB L3 Cache per Processor)