Emulex LPe36002 Host Bus Adapter & Intel Eagle Stream Servers 64G Fibre Channel Enables up to 4:1 Server Consolidation
Sponsor: Broadcom Inc.
Document Number: 223133
Publication Date: 9/18/2023
Page Count: 8
With each new generation of technology performance improvements are expected. There are times, though, where technological advancements on multiple fronts produce very dramatic benefits. This the case when the Broadcom Emulex LPe36002 64G Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is paired with Intel’s new Eagle Stream servers.
Broadcom commissioned Tolly to benchmark the performance of the Broadcom Emulex LPe36002 64G Fibre Channel dual-port host bus adapter (HBA) running in an Intel Eagle Stream-class server (hereafter Eagle Stream) and compare that to the same combined workload performance running in four separate, Intel Purley-class servers (hereafter Purley) each outfitted with a 16GFC HBA as was standard with that server generation.
Tests showed that the new Intel Eagle Stream-based platform's increased CPU power and improved memory performance/capacity improved multiple workloads and provide an environment where a database application can push the Emulex 64G FC HBA to full line rate performance of 64GFC thus matching the combined application throughput of four Purley platform servers using16GFC HBAsLogin Sign-up