Rendering and HPC Benchmark Session Using Our Best Serversby Johan De Gelas on September 30, 2011 12:00 AM EST
Quad Xeon: the Quanta QSCC-4R Benchmark Configuration
Quad Intel Xeon "Westmere-EX" E7-4870
(10 core/20 threads at 2.4GHz, 2.8GHz Turbo, 30MB L3, 32nm)
|RAM||32 x 4GB (128GB) Samsung Registered DDR3-1333 at 1066MHz|
|Motherboard||QCI QSSC-S4R 31S4RMB00B0|
|PSU||4 x Delta DPS-850FB A S3F E62433-004 850W|
The quad Xeon configuration is equipped with 128GB RAM to make sure that all memory channels are filled.
Dual Xeon: ASUS RS700-E6/RS4 Configuration
Dual Intel Xeon “Westmere” X5670
(6 core/12 threads at 2.93GHz, 3.33GHz Turbo, 12MB L3, 32nm)
|RAM||12 x 4GB (48GB) ECC Registered DDR3-1333|
|BIOS version||Version 1.003|
|PSU||Delta Electronics DPS-770 AB 770W|
The dual Xeon server in contrast "only" has 48GB. This has no influence on the benchmark results, as the benchmarks use considerably less RAM.
Quad Opteron: Dell PowerEdge R815 Benchmarked Configuration
Quad AMD Opteron "Magny-Cours" 6174
(12 cores at 2.2GHz, 12MB L3, 45nm)
|RAM||16x4GB (64GB) Samsung Registered DDR3-1333 at 1333MHz|
|Motherboard||Dell Inc 06JC9T|
|PSU||2 x Dell L1100A-S0 1100W|
We reviewed the powerful but compact Dell R815 here. This time we're running 64GB, though again the amount of RAM was selected to make sure memory performance is optimized rather than for usage requirements.
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derrickg - Friday, September 30, 2011 - linkWould love to see them benchmarked using such a powerful machine.
JohanAnandtech - Friday, September 30, 2011 - linkSuggestions how to get this done?
derrickg - Friday, September 30, 2011 - linksimple benchmarking: http://www.linuxhaxor.net/?p=1346
I am sure there are much more advanced ways of taking benchmarks on chess engines, but I have long since dropped out of those circles. Chess engines usually scale very well from 1P and up.
JPQY - Saturday, October 1, 2011 - linkHi Johan,
Here you have my link how people can test with Chess calculatings in a very simple way!
If you are interested you can always contact me.
JohanAnandtech - Monday, October 3, 2011 - linkThanks Jean-Paul, Derrick, I will check your suggestions. Great to see the community at work :-).
fredisdead - Monday, April 23, 2012 - linkhttp://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/review/2141735...
dear god, at last the truth. Interlagos is 30% faster
hey anand, whats up with YOUR testing.
fredisdead - Monday, April 23, 2012 - linkeverybody, the opteron is 30% faster
follow thew intel ad bucks ... lol
anglesmith - Friday, September 30, 2011 - linki was in a similar situation on a 48 core opteron machine.
without numa my app was twice slower than a 4 core i7 920. then did a test with same number of threads but with 2 sockets (24 cores), the app became faster than with 48 cores :~
then found the issue is all with numa which is not a big issue if you are using a 2 socket machine.
once i coded the app to be numa aware the app is 6 times faster.
i know there are few apps that are both numa aware and scale to 50 or so cores but ...
tynopik - Friday, September 30, 2011 - linkbenhcmark
like it Phenom
JoeKan - Friday, September 30, 2011 - linkI'd llove to see single core workstations used as baseline comparisons. In using a server to render, I'd be wondering which would be more cost effective to render animations. Maybe use an animation sequence as a render performance test.