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GKirc
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Would using two Xeon Gold 5122 (3.6 GHz/105W/4Cores) CPUs out perform the current single processor Xeon E5-2630 v3 @ 2.40GHz? Is this the best CPU option from my limited Datapipe list below:

I realize that's a loaded question and many other components, factors, load, transaction types, etc. determine 'performance'. And performance can be defined in so many - goal drive ways.

 

Here's the deal: have single co-located server at DataPipe running Sitecore CMS 8.1 on Windows Server 2012. Sitecore licensing limits cores to a total of 8 cores. The current server host 600+ websites and render speed is critical. The suggested 2x-5122 would also come with 128GB RAM, faster drive subsystem, larger cache. The current 2630 (32GB RAM) has 2014 manufacture date, so my simplified assumption and the benchmark below - hopes that by using two 5122 CPUs, new motherboard, etc. will get around a 20%+ improvement in page render speed.

 

Reads some post where the guru's debate one 8 core on dye vs 2x 4 core and pipeline speeds. So this is where I hope the experts at Intel can give me some basic assumptions that 2x 5122's would be 'faster' that 1 2630.

 

Note: database server not included in this thread as different part of the same equation and comfortable in it's current role/speed.

 

CPU BENCHMARK COMPARING NEW AND LEGACY 2630

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-Xeon-E5-2667-v3-vs-Intel-Xeon-Gold-5122-vs-Intel-Xeon-E5-...

 

AVAILABLE DATAPIPE CPU INVENTORY LIMITED TO <=8 CORES

Intel 6-Core Xeon X5660 2.8 GHz CPU

Intel Xeon E5-2630v3 (2.40 GHz, 8-Core) Processor

Intel Xeon E5-2637v3 (3.50 GHz, 4-Core) Processor

Intel Xeon E5-2667v3 (8-core, 3.2GHz) Processor

Intel Xeon Gold 5122 (3.6 GHz/105W/4Cores) Processor

 

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Cindy_S_Intel
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Hello Greg,

 

Thank you for contacting Intel Community Support.

 

Let me check if we have any chart or table that it will compare these two processor models. We typically have information about the different specifications for processors' families. We have also documented how much computer power you can have in a given processor.

Please let us know if this information works for you.

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005755/processors.html

 

Have a nice weekend!

 

Cindy S.

Intel Customer Support Technician   

 

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit:

https://intel.com/support/serverbios

 

 

GKirc
Beginner
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Thanks Cindy! Anything that can compare them would be great. My simple goal is to determine if the cost of a 2x-5122's would outperform the 6 year old 2630 and gives us better performance and scale. The dollars aren't important, it's the effort to build out and configure new Sitecore software on the new dual 5122 that takes time/money.

 

Thanks Again for any help your vast team can provide!

Greg

SergioS_Intel
Moderator
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Hello GKirc,

 

Thank you for contacting Intel Customer Support.

 

You also compare the Intel® Xeon® Gold 5122 Processor and the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 by checking Intel Ark site:

 

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/compare.html?productIds=64593,120475

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000031588/processors/intel-xeon-processors....

 

You can also be able to check the datasheets for both processors families here:

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/docs/processors/xeon/2nd-gen-xeon-scalable-datashee...

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/xeon/xeon-technical-resources.html

 

Best regards,

Sergio S.

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit https://intel.com/support/serverbios

SergioS_Intel
Moderator
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Hello GKirc,

 

 

I am following your case in regards to the comparison information between the Intel® Xeon® Gold 5122 Processor and the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2630 and we would like to know if the information provided was useful.

 

Best regards,

Sergio S.

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit :https://intel.com/support/serverbios

GKirc
Beginner
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Hello Sergio, It was informative but does not really answer if the 2x-5122 will out perform the legacy 2630 in web page rendering use case. Do you have anyone there based on my ticket details that can shed a little more light on the performance diff of two/dual 5122 vs. single 2630? If you need further information to compare, just let me know what you need. Thanks! Greg
SergioS_Intel
Moderator
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Hello GKirc,

 

Please allow us to check on your question and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Best regards,

Sergio S.

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

 

SergioS_Intel
Moderator
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Hello GKirc,

 

First, we would like to apologize for the delay in our response. 

 

You can compare the compute power of the processors using GFLOPS and the Adjusted Peak Performance (APP), from this link:

 

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000005755/processors.html

 

We checked the document and both processors are listed.

 

Additionally, you can confirm with Sitecore to find out if they have benchmark information.

 

We did find a document that appears to be their tunning guide but it lists the recommended processors based upon the role but it does not list a benchmark result.

 

https://doc.sitecore.com/resources/SXP-82-Performance-White-Paper.pdf

 

https://doc.sitecore.com/legacy-docs/SC71/cms-tuning-guide-sc70-72-a4.pdf

 

I hope the previous information helps.

 

 

Best regards,

Sergio S.

Intel Customer Support Technician

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