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Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 v2 Product Family

Expert workbench

Intel® Xeon® processor

The Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 product family-based expert workstation: Dual processors for optimal performance. The highest performing workstation, optimized for experts.

Quantitative Finance – Monte Carlo*

Monte Carlo* is a statistical computing method with wide application in financial derivatives pricing. This benchmark generates data for about 1.5 million options (1,572,864). Each option has different values for stock price, strike price, and time to expiration. Volatility and interest rate are held constant. The pricing engine uses Monte Carlo with path length of 256K or (262,144), and price European option specification uses the input data.

Intel Internal Testing as of August  2013

Configuration Details

 
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2687W-based Platform Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2687W v2-based Platform Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2697 v2-based Platform

Number of processors

2

2

2

Number of cores/threads

8/16 per processor

8/16 per processor

12/24 per processor

Processor speed

3.10 GHz

3.40 GHz

2.7 GHz

Processor third-level cache

20 MB

25 MB

30 MB

Platform manufacturer

Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR

Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR

Intel® Workstation Board W2600CR

System memory

128 GB  DDR3 -1600

128 GB  DDR3 -1866

128 GB  DDR3 -1866

Hard disk

HDD

HDD

HDD

Graphics controller

NVIDIA Quadro* k2000

NVIDIA Quadro* k2000

NVIDIA Quadro* k2000

Operating system

Red Hat Enterprise Linux* Server Release 6.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux* Server Release 6.4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux* Server Release 6.4

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology

Enabled

Enabled

Enabled

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology

Enabled

Enabled

Enabled

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Product and Performance Information

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1. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information, go to www.intel.com/performance.

2. Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology: See the Processor Spec Finder at http://ark.intel.com or contact your Intel representative for more information.

3. Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is the next generation of Intel Turbo Boost Technology and is only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.

4. Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) requires a computer system with a processor supporting Intel® HT Technology and an Intel® HT Technology-enabled chipset, BIOS, and operating system. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software you use. For more information including details on which processors support Intel® HT Technology, see www.intel.com/products/ht/hyperthreading_more.htm.

5. Intel processor numbers are not a measure of performance. Processor numbers differentiate features within each processor family, not across different processor families. See www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/processor-numbers.html for details.

6. Results have been estimated based on internal Intel analysis and are provided for informational purposes only. Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance.