Intel® Xeon® Processor D Product Family Performance

Bringing the performance and advanced intelligence of Intel® Xeon® processors into dense, low-power microserver, storage, and networking systems that can be deployed in hyper-scale data centers, branch offices, and at the network edge.

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Network Benchmarks

L3 Packet Forwarding measures layer 3 (IP) packet forwarding performance utilizing Intel Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK). It examines incoming from network ports and transfer packets based on packet headers and IP destination to networking ports. The communications equipment typically handles small packets (64 B), IT datacenters often handle larger packets (1528 B).

Intel Internal Testing as of March 9, 2015

Configuration Details

L3 Packet Forwarding

New configuration: Intel® Xeon® processor D product family-based reference platform with one pre-production Intel Xeon processor D product family (4 cores, 2.2 GHz, ES2), Intel® Turbo Boost Technology disabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled, 16 GB memory (2x 8 GB DDR4-2400 RDIMM ECC), 2x quad port Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520 (8x 10GbE), Ubuntu* 12.04 (3.2.553.2.0-23-generic), DPDK 1.7.0, 64 B L3 forwarding = 92.6 MPackets/s, 1518 B L3 forwarding = 80 Gb/s

Base configuration: Intel® Atom™ processor C2000-based reference platform based platform with one Intel® Atom™ processor C2758 (8 cores, 2.4 GHz), 32 GB memory (4x 8 GB DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM ECC), 2x Dual port X520 (4x 10 GbE), Fedora* Core 16 (Verne) x86_64 (3.1.0-7.fc16.x86_64), DPDK 1.3.0-183, 64 B L3 forwarding = 30 MPackets/s, 1518 B L3 forwarding = 40 Gb/s

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