Supermicro SuperServer 5015M-UR
Posted on: 02/10/2007 06:00 AM

SiSoft SANDRA 2007 SP1

SiSoftware, founded in 1995, is one of the leading providers of computer analysis, diagnostic and benchmarking software. The flagship product, known as "SANDRA", was launched in 1997 and has become one of the most widely used products in its field. SANDRA is used by almost 500 world-wide IT publications, magazines, review sites to analyse the performance of today’s computers. Over 5,000 on-line reviews of computer hardware that use SANDRA are cataloged on the company’s website alone.

SiSoft's SANDRA is a good way to paint a picture of overall system performance. It is important to note that because SANDRA is a suite of synthetic tests, the numbers don't always correlate directly to "real world" performance in "real world" applications. That being said, it is a good stress test, and it does allow us some insight into peak theoretical performance.

I must admit, I actually had some issues getting Sandra to run on this machine (I haven't used the new version on Windows Server 2003 x64 frequently of late). Once I worked through those issues, I was able to obtain the numbers above. The 5015M-UR falls inline with what I'd expect, especially when you compare it to the Clovertown system.

Based on my time spent testing and reading about the Core 2 Quad (or Core 2 Extreme), these memory results fall right inline with the expectations.

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