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Benchmarking

When deciding on HPC purchases, managers are often faced with the question of which system is the best system for their individual application. In addition to performance, the overall cost and energy requirement of the chosen solution are also crucial factors.

Practical performance measurement is a key aspect when it comes to identifying potential for optimization. Benchmark analyses help you select the right HPC components for you. We therefore work closely with the sector’s technology leaders and offer the option of testing your applications using up-to-date hardware not yet available on the market.

Thanks to its many years’ experience, the MEGWARE Benchmark Center boosts the necessary methodical expertise for the meaningful comparison of figures. Our HPC engineers will be more than happy to advise you on the best configuration for you and provide you with access to the following hardware and software remotely or on site at our company:

Available Hardware

    • HPC servers from MEGWARE, Intel, Supermicro, Quanta, Gigabyte and ASUS
    • Processors: Intel Xeon Scalable (Skylake) and E5 series (Broadwell), E3 series (Skylake) and Xeon Phi Series (Knights Landing) as well as AMD Epyc series (Naples) as 2-way and 4-way SMP variants
    • Accelerators: Intel Xeon Phi (MIC), NVIDIA Tesla P100, and AMD Firepro
    • Parallel file systems from Panasas as well as Lustre and BeeGFS, with min. 1GB/s bandwidth
    • InfiniBand interconnect FDR or EDR from Mellanox and Omni-Path from Intel
    • DDR4 memory from Samsung and Micron

     

    Available Systems

    SystemQuantityCPUsMemoryDrivesGPUs
    Gigabyte R181-Z901AMD Epyc (Naples)up to 512GB DDR4-2666HDDs, SSDs, PCIe-NVMEup to 2
    Gigabyte G190-H441Intel E5-26xxV4 (Broadwell)up to 512GB DDR4-2666HDDs, SSDs, PCIe-NVMEup to 4
    Intel S2600BP6Intel Scalable (Skylake)up to 384GB DDR4-2666HDDs, SSDs, PCIe-NVMEn/a
    Intel S2600WF2Intel Scalable (Skylake)up to 786GB DDR4-2666HDDs, SSDs, PCIe-NVMEup to 2

    Available CPUs

    ManufacturerTypeCoresClock in GHzQuantity
    AMDEpyc 7451242,32
    AMDEpyc 7351162,42
    IntelXeon Scalable 4114102,22
    IntelXeon Scalable 5117F142,02
    IntelXeon Scalable 5120142,24
    IntelXeon Scalable 6130162,14
    IntelXeon Scalable 6138F202,02
    IntelXeon Scalable 6140182,38
    IntelXeon Scalable 6142162,68
    IntelXeon Scalable 6148202,42
    IntelXeon Phi 7210641,31
    IntelXeon Phi 7250681,42
    IntelXeon E5-2680V4142,44
    IntelXeon E5-2630V4102,14


    Available GPUs

    ManufacturerTypeQuantity
    AMDS91501
    NVidiaP1005

     

    Available SSDs and NVME-Drives

    ManufacturerTypeCapacityInterfaceQuantity
    IntelOptane DC P4800X375GBPCIe-NVME2
    IntelDC P3700800GBPCIe-NVME1
    IntelDC S350080GBSATA4
    Micron1100 SED256GBSATA1
    SandiskSD7SB3Q64GBSATA16

    Available Interconnects

    ManufacturerTypeBandwidthInterfaceQuantity
    IntelOmniPath x860GBitPCIe3 x84
    IntelOmniPath100GBitPCIe3 x168
    MellanoxConnect-X3 FDR InfiniBand56GBitPCIe3 x84
    MellanoxConnect-X4 EDR InfiniBand100GBitPCIe3 x164

    Available Software

    • Operating systems: Linux (Red Hat, SUSE) and Windows HPC Server
    • Compilers: Intel C and Fortran compilers, GCC
    • MPI implementation: Intel MPI, Open MPI, MVAPICH
    • Optimized software libraries, such as ACML and Intel MKL
    • Cluster management software ClustWare® from MEGWARE
    • Intel Parallel Studio Cluster Edition including Intel® VTune™ Amplifier XE, Intel® Inspector and Intel® Advisor

    We will be more than happy to perform a proximate analysis for you, free of charge. Further benchmarks and optimizations will be charged for at cost.

    For information, queries, and access to the MEGWARE Benchmark Center, please contact Mr. Nico Mittenzwey by e-mail at benchmarks@megware.com or by telephone on +49 (0)3722 5280.

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