Whitepaper: Xeon 5600 Memory Performance and Optimization

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In this new whitepaper, the authors examine the architecture and performance of the Intel Xeon processor 5600 Series in IBM System x and BladeCenter Platforms. Similar to the 5500 Series processors, the 5600 architecture presents challenges to customers due to the flexibility and configuration choices offered by the new platform. The paper’s performance analysis covers latency to main memory, memory bandwidth and application performance.