Harpertown: New 45nm Xeons from Intel
Posted on: 09/17/2007 05:00 AM

SunGard Adaptic Analytics 3.0
SunGard Adaptiv Credit Risk application is a component of SunGardís comprehensive suite of risk management products (www.sungard.com). This workload is a scaled down version of the full application. At its core, the application utilizes a proprietary Monte Carlo method financial engine to determine the future value of a fictitious portfolio.

This package consists of a Microsoft Windows based .NET application and two data files - a sample market data and a sample portfolio, which provide input to the financial engine.
I first included SunGard ACR in my Woodcrest preview, and since then I've become a fan of the benchmark. There is nothing quite like a widely used, real-world application that chews through processor cores like SunGard does.

Clock speed and core scaling really shine in the SunGard test. Again we see the shiny new Xeons besting their 65nm predecessors by a wide margin.

Power Usage

Finishing the benchmark that much faster has got to do good things for the overall power consumption, right?


The longer tests show the impact of the more efficient process technology sported here by the Harpertown Xeons. No matter how you slice it, I think the E7452 Xeons are the clear-cut PPW winner today.

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