[Shenzhen, China, February 26, 2016] FusionServer today announced that its FusionServer E9000 CH242 V3 4-socket blade server ranked No.1, with a record score of 47.66, in the VMmark 2.5.2 virtualization benchmark test based on the Intel® Xeon® E7-8800 v3 series processors.
FusionServer uses two E9000 CH242 V3 4-socket blade servers for testing. Each server is equipped with four 18-core Intel® Xeon® E7-8800 v3 series processors. A total of 144 computing cores and 288 threads run on the VMware ESXi 6.0 virtualization environment. The FusionServer servers have achieved an outstanding score of 47.66@40 tiles, which is way ahead of the scores achieved by servers from other vendors.
VMmark is an industrial benchmark testing tool that measures and compares the virtualization performance of different hardware platforms and evaluates multi-workload performance and scalability in a virtualization environment. The test results provide a reference for customers to choose an appropriate virtualization hardware platform. VMmark uses tile as the unit. Each tile is a group of eight virtual machines (VMs) concurrently executing a collection of diverse workloads. An overall test score consists of two parts: virtualization score of each tile and score of the virtualization architecture. A higher score indicates higher virtualization performance and faster VM response speed.
"VMmark test records demonstrate the outstanding performance of FusionServer E9000 CH242 V3 servers in virtualization scenarios, especially for mission critical application virtualization. With years of continuous innovation, FusionServer E9000 blade servers will continue to provide superior performance and reliability for customers and further cooperation with industrial mainstream virtualization vendors based on the idea of openness." said Kenneth Zhang.
Based on FusionServer's open-architecture server concept, E9000 CH242 V3 is perfectly compatible with industrial mainstream virtualization software and delivers dozens of Reliability, Availability, and Serviceability (RAS) features for strong reliability. Following FusionServer RH5885H V3's record breaking in the SPECvirt virtualization test for 4-socket rack servers, the record breaking of FusionServer E9000 CH242 V3 in the VMmark test once again proves FusionServer's leading hardware platform for large-scale mission critical virtualization systems.
According to Gartner's statistics, as of Q3 2015, FusionServer's quarterly blade server shipments ranked top 3 globally for multiple consecutive quarters. The servers are in use at more than 5000 customer locations worldwide in different industries including government, public sector, telecom, energy, finance, transportation, healthcare, education, media and entertainment, and manufacturing.