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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 and AI 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
SystemQuantityCPUsMemoryDrivesGPUs
Gigabyte R181-Z901AMD Epyc (Naples)up to 512GB DDR4-2666HDDs, SSDs, PCIe-NVMEup to 2
Gigabyte H261-Z601AMD Epyc (Naples)up to 512GB DDR4-2666HDDs, SSDs, PCIe-NVMEn/a
Intel S2600BP12Intel Scalable (Skylake / Cascade Lake)up to 384GB DDR4-2666HDDs, SSDs, PCIe-NVMEn/a
Intel S2600WF2Intel Scalable (Skylake / Cascade Lake)up to 786GB DDR4-2666HDDs, SSDs, PCIe-NVMEup to 2
ManufacturerTypeCoresClock in GHzQuantity
AMDEpyc 7551242,08
AMDEpyc 7351162,42
IntelXeon Scalable 4114102,22
IntelXeon Scalable 5120142,22
IntelXeon Scalable 6130162,12
IntelXeon Scalable 6142162,62
IntelXeon Scalable 6148202,42
IntelXeon Scalable 6230202,14
IntelXeon Scalable 6240Y182,68
IntelXeon Scalable 6248202,54
IntelXeon Scalable 6252242,14
IntelXeon Scalable 6254183,12
IntelXeon Scalable 8260242,48
ManufacturerTypeQuantity
AMDS91501
NvidiaP100 (PCIe) 16GB 4
NvidiaV100 (PCIe) 16GB2
ManufacturerTypeCapacityInterfaceQuantity
IntelOptane DC P4800X375GBPCIe-NVME2
IntelOptane DC P4800X375GBU.28
IntelDC P45104TBU.24
IntelDC S350080GBSATA4
Micron1100 SED256GBSATA1
SandiskSD7SB3Q64GBSATA16
ManufacturerTypeBandwidthInterfaceQuantity
IntelOmniPath x860GBitPCIe3 x84
IntelOmniPath100GBitPCIe3 x1612
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 implementations : 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
  • Artificial Intelligence  / Machine Learning Frameworks: caffe2. cntk, digits, mxnet, pytorch, tensorflow tensorrt, theano, torch

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.



Tobias Pfennig
Sales Director