Perfect Chart Topper
The PowerEdge R720 turned in the fastest Geekbench score we've seen here in the CRN Test Center, which until now was reported in our review of the Dell PowerEdge C6145 at about this time last year. Using Primate Labs' Geekbench 2.2.7, testers observed a peak score of 30,923, a gain of about 37 percent over the 22,607 peak score delivered by the faster of the two C6145 server nodes.
The PowerEdge R720 also delivered impressive IOmeter numbers for throughput and transaction processing right out of the box. With the optimal number of pending IO transactions per target identified as 24, the R720 was able to deliver a sustained transaction rate of 311K IOps which transferring data at 140MBps. This test was performed with read operations of 512-byte files. To test throughput, testers switched to a 32K byte file size and observed a sustained rate of 462MB/s while performing about 15K IOps.