ThinkSystem SR655 Sets Four World Records with New 1-Socket SPECcpu ResultsPerformance Benchmark Result

Published
7 Aug 2019
Form Number
LP1205
PDF size
5 pages, 160 KB

Abstract

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 server delivers world-record single-socket performance for compute-intensive applications with four new results of the SPEC CPU2017 benchmark.

This document summarizes the the SPEC CPU2017 benchmark result for the ThinkSystem SR655 that was published on August 7, 2019. 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.

Introduction

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 server delivers world-record single-socket performance for compute-intensive applications with four new results of the SPEC CPU2017 benchmark.

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 The ThinkSystem SR655 with one processor achieved the following SPEC CPU2017 scores:

  • SPECspeed2017_fp_base: 133
  • SPECrate2017_int_base: 349
  • SPECrate2017_int_peak: 385
  • SPECrate2017_fp_base: 268

The SPECspeed2017_fp score is ideal for measuring single-threaded compute-intensive applications, such as High Frequency Trading (HFT) and other financial industry workloads. The SPECrate2017_int and SPECrate2017_fp scores are ideal for measuring multi-threaded compute-intensive applications, such as High Performance Computing (HPC) workloads.

The ThinkSystem SR655 was configured as follows:

  • 1x AMD EPYC 7742 processor - 64 cores, 2.25 GHz, 256 MB L3 cache per processor
  • TruDDR4 memory as follows:
    • SPECspeed2017_fp_base: 512 GB
    • SPECrate2017_int_base: 256 GB
    • SPECrate2017_int_peak: 256 GB
    • SPECrate2017_fp_base: 512 GB
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1

The result is current as of August 7, 2019.

To view details of these results, go to:

To view all SPEC CPU2017 results, go to
http://www.spec.org/cpu2017/results/

About the ThinkSystem SR655

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 with the next generation AMD EPYC architecture delivers outstanding TCO for virtualization, big data, analytics, and scale up software defined deployments. It offers two-socket performance in a 2U, single-socket design, featuring higher core, and storage density; increased I/O throughput with less latency; along with built-in system security.

With the enterprise class AMD EPYC 7002 Generation processor, the world’s first 7nm data center CPU, the SR655 features up to an unprecedented 64 cores with 128 PCIe Gen4 lanes in a single socket to reduce bottlenecks and increase server utilization.

Compared to the previous processor generations, ThinkSystem servers with AMD architecture deliver up to 2X performance and 4X floating point capability, providing faster data transfer and analytics without sacrificing memory capacity or I/O with PCIe Gen4 support and faster memory speeds up to 3200 MHz.

Key features of the SR655 include:

  • Multi-GPU optimized rack server, providing support for up to 6 single-wide GPUs that offer more workload acceleration in AI Inference and virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI).
  • 64 cores to handle heavy-lift virtualization workloads; provides cutting edge application efficiency in health care applications such as EMR, PACS, and medical imaging or electronic trading platforms for financial services applications.
  • Support for up to 32 NVMe solid-state drives; when paired with high speed networking, make the system an excellent choice for workloads that need large amounts of low-latency high-bandwidth storage, including virtualized clustered SAN solutions, software-defined storage (SDS), and applications leveraging NVMe over Fabrics.

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:

  • SPECspeed 2017 is to compare time for a computer to complete single tasks
  • SPECrate 2017 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.

Learn more

To learn more about solutions for compute-intensive applications, please contact your Lenovo Sales Representative.

To find out more about SPEC, visit https://www.spec.org

To learn more about the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 server, visit the SR655 product web page:
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/data-center/servers/racks/ThinkSystem-SR655-Server/p/77XX7SRSR75

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