Broadwell-E CPU Benchmarks

Broadwell-E has been released a few weeks ago to consumers, and we have had our hands on some samples previous to that. We would like to share some of the relevant specifications of the BW-E family and detail some of the early results we have seen with them. CPUi7-6950Xi7-6900Ki7-6850Ki7-6800KCores/Threads10/208/166/126/12Core Clock3.00GHz3.20GHz3.60GHz3.4GHzL3 Cache25MB20MB15MB15MB During our testing here at ICC we have seen a 7% Instruction per cycle (IPC) improvement over the HW-E CPUs.  Our testing was done utilizing RHEL7 and trivial benchmark tools such as … [Read More...]

ICC Blackhole HPC Workstations

High performance computing can be defined as aggregating computing power in a way that it can solve large scale problems in various fields such as science, business, etc. These can range from the Tianhe-2, the Chinese “Milky Way” supercomputer which has been built to be one of the most powerful supercomputers to run, among other things, physics and astronomy simulations. On the other end of the spectrum is the ICC Blackhole workstation.Not all businesses can afford or even need an expensive supercomputer that can make advanced physics simulations. These massive … [Read More...]

HPC Blast from the Past

“It’s awfully early, but I’ll go out on a limb.” These were the first words on the UNIVAC printout of the 1952 presidential prediction, the first time a computer was used to predict the outcome of a … [Read More...]

Overclocked Solutions For High Frequency Trading

In today's fast paced economy, when it comes to money, anybody on Wall Street can tell you that every second counts. But no more do we see the bustle of human activity down on the floor of the stock … [Read More...]

The ZFS Nexenta: An Application Guide

At ICC, we've partnered with industry leaders to create storage solutions that offer top-tier performance and compute power, but won't break your budget. Consider the ICC NovaStor N-Series, a … [Read More...]

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