Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4800 product family
Solve your mission-critical IT challenges of managing and keeping secure the data crucial to your business with a powerful and reliable server featuring the Intel® Xeon® processor E7. These top-of-the-line processors deliver performance that is ideal for your most data-demanding workloads with improved scalability, and increased memory and I/O capacity, allowing you to handily adapt to changes in short-term business demands, and address requirements for longer-term business growth. Advanced reliability and security features work to maintain data integrity, accelerate encrypted transactions, and maximize the availability of mission-critical applications. The powerful and reliable Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family—flexibility for your business-critical solutions.
Secure Performance Per Watt (PPW) on Microsoft SQL Server*
Data theft has become rampant with IT managers worried more than ever of reputation damaging losses. The challenge is encrypting data without significant performance penalty or additional monetary / datacenter power cost.
Benchmark description for Quest Benchmark Factory*
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) enables full disk encryption (FDE) acceleration for software such as Microsoft BitLocker*. Benchmark runs SQL Server* database on 8-disk RAID5 array with FDE enabled and disabled using Quest Benchmark Factory* TPC-H*-like workload and measures K-jobs (Thousand 22-query workload jobs/minute) per watt.
Configuration details Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4800 product family
As of May 6, 2011
Secure Database Query Performance Per Watt
Quest Software* Benchmark Factory* using its custom load scenario feature to create a TPC-H*-like business intelligence database workload (workload is similar to the more widely known Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) benchmarks, but the results are not directly comparable). Comparison is based on 3rd-party measured 4-socket servers using Intel Xeon processor X7460 and E7-4870 models using Microsoft BitLocker* FDE in an 8-disk RAID5 array. Source: http://www.principledtechnologies.com/clients/reports/Intel/E7-4870_FDE.pdf (PDF 743KB).
4-socket Intel® Xeon® processor X7460 based platform details
Intel® S7000FC4UR server platform with four (4P/32C/64T) Intel Xeon processors X7460 (16M cache, 2.66GHz, 1066 MHz FSB), 256GB memory, Microsoft SQL Server* 2008 R2 database, Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition. Referenced as published with FDE enabled at 1.53 jobs / minute and 1.6 K-jobs per watt or without FDE enabled at 1.96 jobs / minute and 2.15 K-jobs per watt.
4-socket Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4870 based platform details
Quanta* QSSC-S4R server platform with four (4P/40C/80T) Intel Xeon processors E7-4870 (30M cache, 2.40GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (Intel® QPI)), 256GB memory, Microsoft SQL Server* 2008 R2 database, Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition. Referenced as published with FDE enabled at 6.78 jobs / minute and 6.62 K-jobs per watt or without FDE enabled at 7.05 jobs / minute and 6.95 K-jobs per watt.