The FINANCIAL -- Huawei shone during SPEC CPU2006, the industry's most authoritative CPU benchmark test. Huawei announced that the recent testing of its blade server FusionServer E9000 has set three world records.
The tests measured the performance of E9000 based on Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 CPU that features the newest 14 nm process. This latest CPU provides up to 22 cores and delivers 20% higher performance than its predecessor E5-2600 v3.
Huawei's 2-socket blade server FusionServer E9000 CH121 V3 underwent SPEC CPU2006 testing to break three blade server world records. The industry-leading scores were 74, 1790, and 1120 in the SPECint_base2006, SPECint_rate_base2006, and SPECfp_rate_base2006 test cases respectively. E9000's score in SPECint_base2006 reflects a performance surpassing even comparable rack servers. This is the first blade server in the industry to outperform rack servers in this test, clear evidence of its superiority as a blade server, according to Huawei.
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.
Featuring a converged architecture that integrates computing, storage, and networking, the E9000 is 20% more powerful than its predecessor thanks to its latest Intel Xeon E5-2600 v4 CPUs. The E9000 has also upgraded its blades to better cater to customer requirements: board-level liquid cooling blades that consume 40% less power, all-flash blades that support up to 96 NVMe SSDs in a chassis, and 3.5-inch hard disk storage blades that support up to 48 3.5-inch hard disks in a chassis. When fully configured with all-flash blades (CH225s) using NVMe SSDs, FusionServer E9000 delivers up to 307.2 TB storage capacity per chassis and 10 million IOPS per blade. The E9000 is the blade server of choice to lead us into the all-flash era of the future.
Zhang Xiaohua, General Manager of Huawei Blade Servers, commented: "Enterprises demand efficient and stable computing platforms to support their rapid development. Huawei's blade servers have repeatedly set new records in the industry's most authoritative SPEC tests, proving Huawei's powerful server development capabilities. Huawei is a trustworthy partner for customers all over the world. With continuous innovation, Huawei FusionServer E9000 blade server maintains its excellent performance and reliability, while always adhering to its openness philosophy. Our cooperation with the industry's authoritative test organizations persists."
Gartner statistics show that as of Q4 2015, Huawei blade server shipments have ranked in top 3 in the world for multiple 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.