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Where do 140 + world records come from? Interpretation of the leading performance of the second generation AMD epyc processor

via:驱动之家     time:2020/3/31 18:01:58     readed:499

The second-generation AMD EPYC( xiaolong) processor, a high-performance x86 server processor in a modern data center, has received widespread attention in the industry before it was released. And since its inception, the powerful second-generation AMD EPYC( xiaolong) processors have not only set new standards for data centers, but have also won more than 140 world records, which continue to grow. So far, the world records of the second generation AMD EPYC( xiaolong) processors cover five areas: big data analysis, cloud computing and virtualization, high-performance computing, media entertainment, and SDI/ enterprise. And what is the secret to the success of the second generation AMD EPYC( xiaolong) processor? Let's read the world records in each of these five areas.

Big data analysis

Nowadays, industries and technologies such as Internet finance, intelligent image recognition and so on demand more and more performance of big data analysis system, which needs to use more core, larger memory bandwidth and massive I/O to analyze and process massive data, which is one of the best areas of second generation AMD EPYC( xiaolong) processors. Chiplet modular design of the second-generation AMD EPYC( xiaolong) processor can provide up to 64 core 128 thread ultra-high specification, can provide users can be called

140+项世界纪录从何而来?解读第二代AMD

[figure 1] the second generation of AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor can provide ultra-high specification of 64 core 128 threads at most, with core frequency up to 3.4GHz.

Currently, TPC

140+项世界纪录从何而来?解读第二代AMD

[Figure 2] Server based on second-generation EPYC( Xiaolong)7502 P processor in TPC

Cloud computing and virtualization

Cloud computing and virtualization applications not only require servers to have strong processor and memory performance, but also put forward very high requirements for their I / O bandwidth. With a core specification of up to 64 cores and 128 threads, the maximum theoretical single path memory bandwidth can reach 204.8 GB / s. at the same time, it is equipped with 128 PCIe 4.0 channels of the second generation AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor. In the benchmark test of cloud computing and virtualization platform, it shows a unique performance advantage.

140+项世界纪录从何而来?解读第二代AMD

[figure 3] compared with the previous generation of products, the memory frequency and memory bandwidth of the second generation of AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor are greatly improved.

VMmark

140+项世界纪录从何而来?解读第二代AMD

[Figure 4] Server based on second-generation EPYC( Xiaolong)7742 processor in VMmark

High performance computing

In recent years, high-performance computing has been applied to many aspects of social life, such as network information security, smart city and urban governance. In the face of exponential growth of massive data, it is imperative to improve the computing performance. In order to achieve higher performance computing level, HPC users need higher throughput and processing capacity, and the second generation AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor just can meet its computing power demand.

Currently, servers based on second-generation AMD EPYC( xiaolong) processors have set as many as 25 world records in high-performance computing. Several second-generation AMD EPYC( Xiaolong) processors are SPECrate 2017Floating Point and SPECspeed

140+项世界纪录从何而来?解读第二代AMD

[Figure 5] With excellent floating-point performance, servers based on the second generation EPYC( Xiaolong)7742 processor are SPECrate

The zen2 architecture of the second generation AMD epyc processor is greatly improved on the basis of the previous one. The data path width of the floating-point unit is 256bit, which is doubled compared with the previous generation of AMD epyc processor, which makes the former have more throughput and better support for avx-256 instructions. Moreover, the data loading and storage bandwidth of the floating-point unit of the second generation AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor has also been greatly improved, which will make its data transmission more efficient and reduce the probability of conflict with the integer unit. In addition, the second generation of AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor gets the support of more than x86 cores and super memory and I / O bandwidth, so it is expected that it can have such a strong performance.

Today, the second generation of AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor is very outstanding in the fields of meteorological modeling, hydrodynamics, system simulation, etc., and it also provides more powerful computing performance for scientific research of Oregon State University and Notre Dame University. In addition, AMD is working with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of energy to develop a 10 billion level supercomputer frontier, while the 10 billion level supercomputer El Capitan, which will be launched in the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in 2023, will also use the next generation of AMD epyc CPU and AMD radeon insight GPU. It can be seen that the second generation AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor has been widely recognized by HPC users, and it is also the best choice to meet the computing power demand of HPC users in the market at present.

140+项世界纪录从何而来?解读第二代AMD

[figure 6] the second generation AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor is very outstanding in the fields of meteorological modeling, hydrodynamics, system simulation, etc.

SDI/ enterprise

The rigorous SDI and enterprise application workload need high-performance processors to support, amd has launched a performance uncompromising one-way solution and a high-performance two-way solution. Among them, the single-way server based on the second generation epyc (Xiaolong) 7702p processor has won 10 world records in the benchmark test in this field, while the servers based on the second generation epyc (Xiaolong) 7702 / 7H12 / 7742 two-way processor have set as many as 47 world records in the benchmark test in this field.

The server based on the second generation EPYC( xiaolong)7742 processor is SPECjbb, for example

140+项世界纪录从何而来?解读第二代AMD

[Figure 7] Server based on second-generation EPYC( Xiaolong)7742 processor in SPECj

In addition to the processor's performance, SDI and enterprise applications also pay close attention to its I / O data transmission performance. The second generation AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor has 128 industry-leading PCIe 4.0 channels, which can provide high-performance links and excellent I / O throughput for cluster environment. Therefore, the second generation of AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor can easily cope with the very severe SDI and enterprise application workload with its ultra-high number of cores, massive I / O, memory capacity and bandwidth.

140+项世界纪录从何而来?解读第二代AMD

[figure 8] the second generation AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor has 128 industry-leading PCIe 4.0 channels, which can provide high-performance links and excellent I / O throughput for cluster environment.

Media entertainment

Cinebench R15 and Cinebench R20 are commonly used test tools to examine the graphical rendering performance of processor 3. the device test scores are very sensitive to the core specifications and memory performance of the processor. The second generation EPYC( xiaolong)7742, the flagship processor of the second generation AMD EPYC( xiaolong) series, has set world records for both Cinebench R15 and Cinebench R20 testing. A second generation EPYC( xiaolong)7742 has such bright performance mainly because of its strong core specifications and industry-leading memory performance. With regard to core specifications, first of all, the 7 nm production process and Zen 2 architecture-based second generation EPYC( xiaolong)7742 processor has up to 64 core 128 threads with a base core frequency of 2.25 GHz, a maximum accelerated core frequency of up to 3.4 GHz.. For now, the core specification of the second generation EPYC( Xiaolong)7742 is called

140+项世界纪录从何而来?解读第二代AMD

[Fig. 9]

140+项世界纪录从何而来?解读第二代AMD

[figure 10] the two-way system based on the second generation epyc (Xiaolong) 7742 processor set a world record of 31846 points in the cinebench R20.

The best choice of modern data center

It fully covers big data analysis, cloud computing and virtualization, high-performance computing, SDI / enterprise and other fields, and has set more than 140 world records. The excellent performance of the second generation AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor is really admirable, and such outstanding achievements are naturally inseparable from its innovative architecture, high core number, large memory capacity, high memory bandwidth and massive I / O.

As the industry's first x86 server CPU adopting 7Nm production process, the second generation AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor has the industry-leading number of cores and threads, which can provide the maximum parallel performance at present and make enterprise customers more easily handle the new data center workload. It supports up to 4tb memory capacity, ddr43200 memory frequency and 204.8 GB / s single channel theoretical maximum memory bandwidth. The bright memory characteristics of the second generation AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor make it easy to cope with the severe workload of meteorological modeling, hydrodynamics calculation and other applications. Thanks to the support of PCIe 4.0 standard, the second generation of AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor can further accelerate the data center for the data center, high-performance computing, cloud computing and other fields with high-speed data processing requirements, and its ultra-high bandwidth PCIe 4.0 channel can bring considerable performance improvement.

For enterprise users in high-performance computing, big data analysis and other fields, excellent performance is of course important, while the security of the processor can not be ignored. In the second generation of AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor, a security coprocessor is integrated, which can ensure the security of non-volatile storage, such as firmware data, etc. at the same time, it also supports a variety of AMD memory encryption technologies, which can provide very reliable security for enterprise users. Therefore, the second generation AMD epyc (Xiaolong) processor with leading performance and ultra-high security is indeed the best choice for modern data center.

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