By: John Stutsman
Figure 1 -- My G1610T HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer with External DVD Drive Attached – Note: Power draw on meter is 35.8 Watts
Until recently, the relative performance ranking of the Celeron G1610T in the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer had been unavailable for our analyses.
The purpose of this report is to update previous reports (included in the References at the end of this posting) where I used PassMark CPU index scores to compare the performance for a variety of devices including the HP MediaSmart series, the earlier MicroServer series (N36L, N40L, & N54L) and the new Gen8 -- plus many confirmed as well as potential CPU replacements for the Gen8.
With an average CPU PassMark score of 2,324 (based on 3 reports) the G1610T scores 66% over the performance of the N54L that was in the previous generation MicroServer. The CPU PassMark on my G1610T MicroServer was significantly higher.
Table 1 -- Comparison of CPU PassMark Performance Indices
When I ran the PassMark test suite on my G1610T HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer it scored a CPU Mark of 2,476 and overall rating of 265.
My system configuration:
- HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer Celeron G1610T
- 16GB RAM – Kingston KVR1333D3E9SK2/16G (this RAM had previously been in my N40L MicroServer)
- OS Drive: HP Dynamic Smart Array B120i RAID Controller – Logical RAID0 Drive made with two (2) physical drives VelociRaptor WD1500HLHX (the physical drives were attached to SATAIII [6Gbps] Ports 0 & 1)
- OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
- Fans are running about 6% (information provided by iLO) -- see Figure 2 for Temperature Distribution
Figure 2 -- Temperature Information (iLO4 ProLiant MicroServer Gen8)
You can find my PassMark system summary, with an overall system rating of 265, at PassMark loaded here: http://www.passmark.com/baselines/V8/display.php?id=16737660989
Figure 3 -- PassMark Disk Speed – Reading
Figure 4 – PassMark Disk Speed – Writing
Figure 5 -- ATTO Disk Read/Write Performance
Overall, I’m very pleased with the performance of this MicroServer. It is noticeably “snappier” than my N54L plus it has the potential to upgrade the CPU for even greater performance. The iLO is a pleasure to work with and contains an extensive set of tools for self-testing the MicroServer’s hardware.
Just for Fun
A week earlier, while testing the G1610T MicroServer just to see how things worked, I loaded Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center onto the G1610T HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer with two Corsair 60GB SSD’s in RAID0 for the OS drive and achieved some astounding ATTO Performance:
Figure 6 -- ATTO Disk Read/Write Performance -- Just for fun
This looks like something to dig deeper in a future blog posting.
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