A few days ago I compared the HP ProLiant BL660c blade server with the Dell PowerEdge M820, so today I wanted to point you to some performance data. Brian Basset, a Performance Engineer within Dell’s Solutions Performance Analysis group, recently ran some SPEC benchmarks on both the HP BL660c and the Dell M820 and the results were interesting. In summary:
- SPEC CPU2006 speed single-threaded test: Dell’s M820 scored 16% to 21% higher than HP’s published scores for the BL660c Gen8
- SPECrate multi-threaded portion of SPEC CPU2006: Results were dead even
To read the full article, please go to http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/b/techcenter/archive/2012/08/13/poweredge-m820-bests-the-proliant-bl660c-gen8-in-speccpu-performance.aspx
Kevin Houston is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BladesMadeSimple.com. He has over 15 years of experience in the x86 server marketplace. Since 1997 Kevin has worked at several resellers in the Atlanta area, and has a vast array of competitive x86 server knowledge and certifications as well as an in-depth understanding of VMware and Citrix virtualization. Kevin works for Dell as a Server Specialist covering the Global 500 East market.