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Strange Benckmarks and Comparison endulged by IT vendors

By sd130146 ·;siu-container

Came across this Jan'12 article published in TechRepblic, sponsored by IBM - Showcasing how PowerVM on IBM p750 (p7+) outperforms x86 (HP Proliant DL580G7 with x7560 Xeon CPU);

If you look at the SpecINT benchmark of P7 & Xeon, P7 performance estimates are better than Xeon X7560 by around around 110%. This Article shows how IBM PowerVM (on p750 / P7) is better than Vmware (on DL580G7 / x7560) by around 115%.

What is ridiculous about this performance comparison is that P7 CPU is compared with an older Xeon CPU like X7560 and Not compare against E7-4870 CPU based DL580G7 ?

SpecINT of P7 and E7-4870 are in same range (1100+); While P7 SpecINT is better than X7560 by 110% -- So, it is quite obvious that comparing any performance of P7 against an older processor like X7560 will deliver such results as proclaimed by the Sponder, which is IBM here.

I wonder when some IT vendors will stop assuming users of IT gears are fools.

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