1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 9, 2012 10:40 AM by Adolfo_Intel

    Xeon E5520 slower than a i5???


      Hi all,

      I'm puzzled about an issue on processor speeds. I'd very much appreciate any suggestion from the forum.

      In  my research group we have a mathematical model coded in MATLAB (mostly a  system of differential equations). We run it in a laptop for tests and  (for heavy simulatios) in a server which is supposed to be much faster. However,  we found that the laptop is actually about 25% faster than the  server!!  We are very surprised by this and we'd like to know if there  is something obvious we may correct in the server's configuration, or if  it is just like that, and the i5 is faster than a double Xeon.


      The specs are:


      The server: DELL, 2-processor Xeon E5520 (2.27, 2.26 GHz), 72 Gb RAM (yes, seventy-two), 64-bit Windows Server 2008 R2

      The "humble" laptop: Intel Core i5, 2,27 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Windows 7


      Any ideas?