Powering Breakthroughs

CERN’s IT department is committed to providing the information technology required by the experiments it hosts. They require a lot of computing power and storage to do research and to effectively support complex applications and calculations, the IT team must keep up with technological developments. Intel has given solutions to overcome these challenges. It has assessed the performance of core applications on multiple platforms, using the SPEC CPU 2006 benchmark to select the higher performance and energy efficient solution for a given price envelope and platforms powered by the Intel Xeon processor E5-2630L delivered a 20 percent performance lift per watt over the platforms powered by the Intel Xeon processor L5640. The results of assessing the above solutions were Performance boost and Power efficient.

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