R900 vs R710 for compute tasks

Stephen Dowdy sdowdy at ucar.edu
Thu Aug 20 10:17:26 CDT 2009

David Hubbard wrote, On 08/20/2009 08:56 AM:
> Does anyone have any linux benchmarks for the
> R900 vs R710 doing compute-intensive tasks?
> Some of the Dell sales staff told me that the
> R710 with the new 5500-series processors and
> bus can get more computational work done than
> the older R900 with the E7350 Xeon quad cores.


For simple comparison, go to SPEC.org's site:



   Company    [ Display ]   [ Matches ]    [ Dell ]
   System     [ Display ]   [ Matches ]    [ PowerEdge (R900|R710) ]

and select "Fetch Results" at the bottom of the page

Maximum SPECfp_rate2006 results for those systems are:

PowerEdge R710 (Intel Xeon X5570, 2.93 GHz)  	 199
PowerEdge R900 (Intel Xeon X7460, 2.66 GHz)  	 155

SPEC results for the individual sub-tests can be viewed in
the Disclosure sections.

To get more results, you may want to use the "System" regex:

    PowerEdge (R|T|M)(4|6|7|9)..

That'll get you about all of the blade, tower, rackmount 11th Gen
systems that Dell has submitted results for. (AMD included,
substitute "0" for the final "." to just get Intel results).
(it's 605 results for various tests)


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