If you are ever in the Washington, DC area and are tired of looking at monuments and museums, head on over just a little bit north to the Billy Goat Trail. The Billy Goat Trail is a 4.7 mile hiking trail that follows a spectacular path between the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal and the Potomac River. You will start out thinking you are walking through a boring part of Maryland - by the end of the day, you may think you were in another world (or at the very least, out west).
And that's kind of like how today started out. A couple of benchmarks dribbled in. And then suddenly at the end of the day, you realize that this was really a very big day.
We ended up with a ton of interesting benchmarks on the new Intel Xeon "Nelahem-EX" processor 7500 series. The IBM System x3850 X5 delivered leadership results on a slew of benchmarks across an amazing portfolio of different workloads including TPC-E, SAP SD, VMmark, SPECjbb2005, and SPECjEnterprise2010.
There's that moment when you realize as you round the bend and the rocky cliffs of the Potomac stretch out before you -- that this day is so much more special than you ever thought it would be. And how amazing that you can feel just that by sitting in front of a screen with just numbers.
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