ThinkSystem SR650 Sets World Record with Two New 1-Socket SPECcpu Benchmark ResultsPerformance Benchmark Result
The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 server has set two new 1-socket performance world records for the SPECspeed2017_int_base and SPECspeed2017_fp_base benchmarks. These results show that the SR650 is an ideal choice for performance for compute-intensive applications.
This document summarizes the the SPEC CPU2017 benchmark result for the ThinkSystem SR950 that was published on September 4, 2018. The document lists the result, summarizes the major components of the configuration under test, and provides the link to the relevant benchmark organization’s web site for details about the result.
The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 server has set two new 1-socket performance world records for the SPECspeed2017_int_base and SPECspeed2017_fp_base benchmarks.
The SPECspeed2017_int_base and SPECspeed2017_fp_base scores are ideal for measuring single-threaded compute-intensive applications, such as High Frequency Trading (HFT) and other financial industry workloads.
The ThinkSystem SR650 achieved the following SPECrate score:
- SPECspeed2017_int_base: 9.77
- SPECspeed2017_fp_base: 86.3
For the SPECspeed2017_int_base result, the ThinkSystem SR650 was configured as follows:
- One Intel Xeon Gold 6146 processor (12 cores, 3.2 GHz, 24.75 MB L3 cache)
- 192 GB of TruDDR4 memory
- SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
For the SPECspeed2017_fp_base result, the ThinkSystem SR650 was configured as follows:
- One Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 processor (28 cores, 2.5 GHz, 38.5 MB L3 cache)
- 384 GB of TruDDR4 memory
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7.5
Results referenced are current as of September 4, 2018.
To view details of the results, go to:
- SPECspeed2017_int_base result
- SPECspeed2017_fp_base result
To view all SPEC CPU2017 results, go to
About the ThinkSystem SR650
For medium to large enterprises, and managed and cloud service providers, Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 is the optimum 2U, two-socket server—the most widely used server type worldwide. It’s engineered to deliver high performance with 205W CPUs, low-latency NVMe drives, and high-power GPUs.
With Lenovo’s history of reliability, the highly flexible and configurable SR650 is the ideal platform for hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) or software-defined storage (SDS). It provides a solid foundation for:
- Transforming physical resources into services, using validated designs for hybrid cloud
- Performing analytics on streaming data, using validated designs for Big Data
- Increasing productivity of virtualized transactional systems, using validated designs for OLTP databases.
Lenovo XClarity Controller is an all-new hardware embedded management engine common in every ThinkSystem server. XClarity Controller features an uncluttered graphical user interface, industry standard Redfish-compliant REST APIs, and enables booting in half the time of prior generation servers, with up to 6x faster firmware updates.
Lenovo XClarity Administrator is a virtualized application that centrally manages ThinkSystem servers, storage, and networking. Via reusable patterns and policies, it ramps up and scales infrastructure provisioning and maintenance. It serves as a central integration point to extend your data center management processes to physical IT. Running XClarity Integrators in external IT applications, or integrating through REST APIs, helps you further speed services provisioning, streamline IT management, and contain costs.
About SPEC CPU2017
SPEC CPU 2017 is SPEC's next-generation, industry-standardized, CPU intensive suite of benchmarks for measuring and comparing compute intensive performance, stressing a system's processor, memory subsystem and compiler. This benchmarks provides a comparative measure of compute-intensive performance using workloads developed from real user applications.
The SPEC CPU 2017 benchmark suite measures server performance in the following ways:
- SPECspeed2017 is to compare time for a computer to complete single tasks
- SPECrate2017 is to measure the throughput or work per unit of time.
This benchmark is targeted for use by hardware vendors, IT industry, computer manufacturers, and government.
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