Sandy Bridge serversMarc van Schijndel Country Manager ttec
Sandy Bridge Improvements✔ Sandy Bridge core designed with core count flexibility to meet changing market requirements✔ Up to 8 cores/16 threads✔ Core and frequency optimized stacks✔ Additional memory capacity – up to 4 channels with 3 DPC and 1600 Mhz support✔ Integrated PCI Express 3.0 for improved bandwidth and connectivity✔ Up to 40 lanes per socket✔ Improved power efficiency✔ Adds Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions for HPC and workstations 2
Sandy Bridge ImprovementsArchitectural Change from Previous Gen. HPC BenefitsChangesIntel® AVX Double the FLOPS Improved computeCores Higher Core count – up to 8 sensitive applicationCache Scaling Increased cache size- up to 2.5MB per core perf. 3
Sandy Bridge ImprovementsProcessor Changes Change from Previous Gen. HPC BenefitsMemory Additional memory channels Support up to 1600MHz Improved perf for BW sensitive applicationsIntel® QPI Up to 100% Faster QPI. Optional Support for S2S Node Ability to Scale. Solve larger Controller and 4S Designs problemsPCI Express* 40 lanes PCIe3 per socket** with less programming complexity.Platform Changes Change from Previous Gen. HPC BenefitsPatsburg Integrated 3Gb/s SAS/SATA Lower cost. Lower latency betweenPCI Express* PCI Express 3.0 peripherals and nodes. 4
EP/EN ProcessorsProduct Name E5-2600 series E5-2400 seriesPlatform Name Sandy Bridge-EP Sandy Bridge-ENSocket Name "R" socket (2011 pins) "B2" socket (1356 pins)Max DIMM Slots per CPU 12 6Max DIMM Speed 1600 MT/s 1600 MT/sPCIe 3.0 Lanes per CPU 40 24Max Power Usage (TDP) 150 Watts 95 Watts 5
Power Efficiency✔ Digital VRMs✔ More Precise Dynamic Voltage Control for Stability✔ Lower System Noise on Power Rails✔ More Power Efficient✔ Lower Loss on Power Planes✔ Optimized Power Connector Locations 7
UEFI/Node Manager● UEFI BIOS✔ Faster Boot Times✔ Boot Drives Larger than 2 TB✔ Supports More Option ROMs✔ Debug Shell● Node Manager and Datacenter Manager Control with Supermicro’s NMView Console✔ NM Support on all X9 DP Motherboards with IPMI Support✔ Can Manage a Server, Rack, or an entire Datacenter with One Program 8
X8->X9 ComparisonCPU X8 X9Cores per CPU 6 8Watts per CPU 130 150QPI links 1 2QPI link speed 6.4 GT/s 8.0 GT/sMemoryMax memory speed 1333 1600Mem bandwidth improvement -- 130%Max channels of mem per CPU 3 4Max DIMMs per channel 3 3Total slots per DP board 18 24Total memory capacity possible 384 GB 768 GB 9
X8->X9 ComparisonStorage X8 X9SAS integrated into chipset No YesMax SATA2 ports 6 12Max SATA3 ports 0 2Max SAS ports from chipset 0 8SAS2 ports from LSI controller 8 8 10
X8->X9 ComparisonI/O X8 X9Max PCIe 2.0/3.0 lanes per board 72 80Max I/O slots per board 9 11USB 3.0 ports onboard No Up to 4 portsNetworking20% power savings on 1 GbE No YesType of 10 GbE connector SFP+ RJ-45 and SFP+Fastest Infiniband available onboard 40 Gbps (QDR) 56 Gbps (FDR)UIO/WIOMax number of PCIe lanes on lefthand riser x24 x48Max number of PCIe lanes on righthand riser x8 x16 11
X8->X9 ComparisonFirmware/Software X8 X9UEFI BIOS supported No YesNode Manager supported (allows use of NMView) 3 SKUs All SKUs with IPMIAvg. HPC application performance improvement -- 57%Avg. Enterprise app performance improvement -- 41%Avg. Tech Computing app performance improvement -- 82% 12
Architecture at a Glance● EP E5-4600 Product FamilyFeatures✔ Cost Optimized Design Improvements over EX✔ Excellent Price Per Watt/Price Performance✔ Advanced Ring Architecture Implementation✔ Supports Four Socket Configurations Six and Eight Core Versions✔ Intel® QuickPath Interconnect with 2 x 8GT/s links✔ DDR3 Memory Controller✔ Up to 40 lanes Integrated PCI-E 3.0 per socket (160 Lanes 4S)Applications✔ Enterprise Computing✔ High Performance Computing 13
Architecture at a GlanceFeatures EP 4S EX Intel® Xeon® E5-4600 Intel® Xeon® E7-4800Number of Cores/threads Up to 8/16 Up to 10/20QuickPath Interconnect 2 4Number of DIMMs (4S up to) 48 64PCI-E lanes (4S up to) 160 (PCI-E 3.0) 72 (PCI-E 2.0) 14
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