OpenSSL is widely used to secure communications between servers. This is an important protocol in many server stacks. We first look at our sign tests:
Here are the verify results:
Again, we see a simple equation: Zen+ microarchitecture + high clock speeds + 32 cores = great performance.
UnixBench Dhrystone 2 and Whetstone Benchmarks
Some of the longest-running tests at STH are the venerable UnixBench 5.1.3 Dhrystone 2 and Whetstone results. They are certainly aging, however, we constantly get requests for them, and many angry notes when we leave them out. UnixBench is widely used so we are including it in this data set. Here are the Dhrystone 2 results:
Here are the whetstone results:
Again, we see an absolutely massive performance set where single-threaded figures are still very competitive. If you have users with Intel Xeon E5-1600 V3 era workstations, performance has increased by so much that it can easily warrant an upgrade.
GROMACS STH Small AVX2/ AVX-512 Enabled
We have a small GROMACS molecule simulation we previewed in the first AMD EPYC 7601 Linux benchmarks piece. In Linux-Bench2 we are using a “small” test for single and dual socket capable machines. Our medium test is more appropriate for higher-end dual and quad socket machines. Our GROMACS test will use the AVX-512 and AVX2 extensions if available.
Here we see solid performance, well beyond the AMD EPYC 7551P and dual Intel Xeon Gold 5119T setups. At the same time, this result is being limited by AVX2 and the Threadripper 2990WX memory connectivity situation.
Chess is an interesting use case since it has almost unlimited complexity. Over the years, we have received a number of requests to bring back chess benchmarking. We have been profiling systems and are ready to start sharing results:
Getting this result was surprisingly challenging. This is one of the workloads that likes to assume that you have locally attached memory on each NUMA node. As such, it required a bit of script editing to get this to work on the Threadripper 2990WX. The performance was slightly below the AMD EPYC 7551P which is closer to a worst case 32 core result when the Infinity Fabric is being taxed. The on-package connectivity does have an impact. At the same time, the Threadripper 2990WX is still the performance value leader.
Next we are going to talk about the market positioning of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and then give our final thoughts.