It took a bit of time to stop laughing....
The SAP scores for the 8384 2.7 GHz 4 socket shanghai were posted *today*
Here are the comparisons...
Opteron 8384 2.7 GHz (Shanghai) 4 processors 16 cores 16 threads -- 4386 users and 22000 SAPS
Xeon X5570 2.93 GHz (Nehalem) 2 processors 8 cores 16 threads - 4995 users and 25000 SAPS
AMD pumpers read this carefully ... not even 16 shanghai cores can beat 8 Nehalem cores....
The butt spanking slaugher is so humiliating that it is almost in humane.
It beat 4 socket Shanghai depend on what application you are running. If you are looking into a full load of application Nehalem 2 socket server are no match for them until the Nehalem EX come out.
It comes as no surprise that the price cuts are deepest where Intel is being most aggressive, with the quad-core Nehalem EP chips used in two-socket servers, and that the price cuts were shallowest where Intel has just revealed that it won't get its eight-core "Nehalem EX" Xeon 7500s into the field until early 2010. Don't be surprised when Intel slashes its prices on quad-core and six-core "Dunnington" Xeon 7400s in the wake of the Istanbul announcement.
I comes out even cheaper than that.... the Optecrap ran 64 GB memory, the Xeon used only 48 GB of memory....
HP ProLiant DL380 G6, 2 processors / 8 cores / 16 threads, Intel Xeon Processor X5570, 2.93 GHz, 64 KB L1 cache and 256 KB L2 cache per core, 8 MB L3 cache per processor, 48 GB main memory
IBM BladeCenter LS42, 4 processors / 16 cores / 16 threads, Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processor 8384, 2.7 GHz, 128 KB L1 cache and 512 KB L2 cache per core, 6 MB L3 cache per processor, 64 GB main memory
Power is a whole different story, not even the fake-o-Watt ACP measurement can help them there.