Huawei 2-Socket FusionServer Breaks New SPEC Records Again
[Shenzhen, China, May 11, 2016] Once again, Huawei has outshone the competition in the recent testing of its FusionServer 2288H V3. The leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider announced the setting of 3 world records during SPEC CPU2006 and SPECpower_ssj2008, the industry's most authoritative central processing unit (CPU) and power consumption benchmark tests respectively.
SPEC CPU2006 is CPU subsystem assessment software managed by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) and composed of two sets of tests. The first set, CINT, measures and compares integer computing performance, while CFP measures and compares floating-point computing performance. Results of these tests are a comprehensive and accurate reflection of the overall server performance, especially with respect to application processing.
In a demonstration of its industry-leading CPU performance, Huawei's 2-socket FusionServer 2288H V3 broke two rack server world records during SPEC CPU2006 testing with scores of 1810 and 1140 in the SPECint_rate_base2006 and SPECfp_rate_base2006 test cases respectively.
SPECpower_ssj2008 testing uses a standard Java Development Kit (JDK) to measure and calculate the ratio of server performance to power consumption based on the power consumption data of different workload segments. It uses a reference system with typical IT requirements to set a power-performance evaluation benchmark. This objective benchmark has revolutionized server evaluation, which traditionally focused only on performance and ignored power consumption.
For its domination in this test, Huawei FusionServer 2288H V3 achieved a record-breaking score of 12212, outperforming all competing rack, blade, and high-density servers to become the most energy-efficient server in the industry.
Huawei 2-socket FusionServer 2288H V3 achieves new performance level again
The superior performance and energy-efficiency of FusionServer 2288H V3 reflect Huawei's continuous pursuit of technology innovation and improvement for industry-benchmark setting. Each FusionServer 2288H V3 is powered by Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v4 CPUs that feature the newest 14 nm process. It supports up to 44 cores for 20% higher performance. The server also holds up to 24 DDR4 DIMMs with 1.5 TB total memory capacity and uses IOPS- and bandwidth-wise NVMe SSDs as local storage for smoother data computing and transmission.
In terms of power consumption management, FusionServer 2288H V3 uses titanium power supply units that deliver a DC power conversion efficiency of 96%. In addition, Huawei's unique dynamic energy management technology provides dynamic CPU and hard disk standby and fan speed adjusted to service workload. The technology reduces overall server power consumption by 13%.
Ma Li, General Manager of Huawei Rack Servers, said: "With the popularity of new IT technologies such as cloud computing, big data, and virtualization, Huawei’s customers have more specific and stringent server requirements to cater to service development. Huawei continues to innovate server design and technologies for optimal performance and power efficiency to stay ahead of ever-changing customer requirements."
Gartner statistics show that as of Q4 2015, Huawei server shipments have ranked top 4 in the world for 10 consecutive quarters. The servers are in use at more than 5000 customer locations in different industries including government, public sector, telecom, energy, finance, transportation, healthcare, education, media and entertainment, and manufacturing.1 For detailed SPEC test results, visit:
Server statistics source: Gartner Quarterly Statistics: Servers, WW, 4Q15 Update