I am experiencing horrible performance form an S5000xvn board with 12 GB of RAM and a single Xeon 5060 processor. The application used is Autodesk Inventor 2009.
The performance is so bad it is being beaten by a laptop by almost twice the speed for the same task.
The memory is not fully utilized. Only 2.5 GB of 12 GB.
The application we are testing is single threaded therefore we are getting up to one CPU of performance.
HDD Performance does not seem to influence the issue. Nor Does Graphics.
We are testing the following two computers side by side.
Mobile T7400 wiht 2 GB RAM
Intel Express Graphics
Xeon 5060 with 12 GB RAM
Nvidia Quadro FX1500
the Laptop performs the Autodesk Inventor Job in 3 minutes.
The Workstation perofms exactly the same job in 6 minutes.
I suspect it is a driver issue although it could be a revision number issue. Our client has a total of 6 of these workstations and they are not happy.
Depending on the CPU BIOS confihuration and the number of processors seen because of hyperthreading and dual core, the CPU shows a maximum of 100% on one core. If there are 4 CPUs the workload is 25% The application is not multi-threaded. But having said that, both the laptop and the wrokstation are multi-core CPUs. The Laptop has a much slower frontside bus and CPU.
I know you keep wanting to say this is not a problem but it is a problem and I have spent weeks trying to find a solution. I don't appreciate answers which say this is not a problem. This server handles single threaded applications really badly.