We now have additional Intel Xeon D-1540 systems hitting the STH lab. One of them is a Supermicro X10SDV-TLN4F which is a production spec platform. This means that the system has a full speed Intel Xeon D-1540 2.0GHz processor, not the 1.9GHz version we saw in the Intel Beverly Cove microserver engineering system nor the Supermicro X10SDV-F we worked with during the announcement this week.
A few quick notes on what we will be returning with in terms of performance next week:
- Production Xeon D-1540 – the new version runs at the full 2.0GHz base clock speed instead of the previous 1.9GHz base.
- Additional RAM – we will be testing the Xeon D-1540 with a full 128GB of supported memory (4x 32GB Samsung RDIMMs), up from the 64GB we used for our initial tests
- 10Gbase-T Ethernet – the new motherboard utilizes higher-speed networking in addition to the two gigabit Intel i350-am2 ports
We do have the Intel pre-production system setup with 6x Intel S3700 400GB SSDs and the Supermicro pre-production system running a Samsung XP941 PCIe 2.0 m.2 drive and a Virident FlashMAX II 550GB PCIe SSD along with 4x Intel S3500 800GB SSDs for storage and are actively exploring different configurations.
One can see the addition of the PHY for the 10Gbase-T interfaces, along with some additional cooling on the SoC itself as compared to the pre-production and 10Gbase-T less X10SDV-F we looked at a few weeks ago.
Compare your server to the Intel Xeon D-1540
In preparation of releasing results next week, you can get ready to compare your server to the Intel Xeon D-1540 8 core / 16 thread processor. Run Linux-Bench by simply:
- Boot to a Ubuntu LiveCD
- Make yourself root: sudo su –
- Install curl: apt-get install curl -y
- Run Linux-Bench: curl http://linux-bench.com/linux-bench.sh | bash
- There is a ref_id number that you can go to http://linux-bench.com and check the results for (or you can read the raw log file.)
It should be an exciting week next week for those following the Intel Xeon D-1540 platform. For those that cannot wait, here is the Intel Xeon D-1540 performance comparison preview piece we did.