Sandra Platinum (2017) SP2 – NUMA for ThreadRipper, AVX512 for SKL-X

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We are pleased to release SP2 (Service Pack 2 – version 24.41) update for Sandra Platinum (2017) with the following updates: Sandra Platinum (2017) Press Release Tools update allowing further ports of benchmarks to AVX512, e.g.: CPU Multi-Media: 128-bit (octa) floating-point benchmark CPU Scientific: GEMM, FFT N-Body (single and double … Read more…

AVX512 performance improvement for SKL-X in Sandra SP2

Intel Skylake-X Core i9

What is AVX512? AVX512 (Advanced Vector eXtensions) is the 512-bit SIMD instruction set that follows from previous 256-bit AVX2/FMA3/AVX instruction set. Originally introduced by Intel with its “Xeon Phi” GPGPU accelerators – albeit in a somewhat different form – it has finally made it to its CPU lines with Skylake-X … Read more…

AMD Threadripper Review & Benchmarks – CPU 16-core Performance

What is “Threadripper”? “Threadripper” (code-name ZP aka “Zeppelin”) is simply a combination of inter-connected Ryzen dies (“nodes”) on a single socket (TR4) that in effect provide a SMP system-on-a-single-socket – without the expense of multiple sockets, cooling solutions, etc. It also allows additional memory channels (4 in total) to be … Read more…

AMD Threadripper Review & Benchmarks – 4-channel DDR4 Cache & Memory Performance

What is “Threadripper”? “Threadripper” (code-name ZP aka “Zeppelin”) is simply a combination of inter-connected Ryzen dies (“nodes”) on a single socket (TR4) that in effect provide a SMP system-on-a-single-socket – without the expense of multiple sockets, cooling solutions, etc. It also allows additional memory channels (4 in total) to be … Read more…

Sandra Platinum (2017) SP1a

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We are pleased to release SP1a (Service Pack 1a – version 24.30) update for Sandra Platinum (2017) with the following updates: Sandra Platinum (2017) Press Release Tools update allowing further ports of benchmarks to AVX512, e.g.: CPU Multi-Media: 128-bit (octa) floating-point benchmark CPU Scientific: GEMM and N-Body (single and double … Read more…

Sandra Platinum (2017) SP1

We are pleased to announce SP1 (Service Pack 1 – version 24.27) for Sandra Platinum (2017) with updated hardware support and benchmark optimisations: Sandra Platinum (2017) Press Release Updated hardware support to including: Intel HEDT/Workstation/Server Skylake-X/Kabylake-X Intel Core Cofeelake AMD HEDT/Workstation/Server Threadripper Updated DDR4, NVMem (non-volatile), PMem (persistent) memory support … Read more…

Intel Core i9 (SKL-X) Review & Benchmarks – 4-channel @ 3200Mt/s Cache & Memory Performance

Intel Skylake-X Core i9

What is “SKL-X”? “Skylake-X” (E/EP) is the server/workstation/HEDT version of desktop/mobile Skylake CPU – the 6-th gen Core/Xeon replacing the current Haswell/Broadwell-E designs. It naturally does not contain an integrated GPU but what does contain is more cores, more PCIe lanes and more memory channels (up to 6 64-bit) for … Read more…