GoWin 1U 25GbE Performance
The Intel Core i3-N305 is a CPU that we have seen a number of times at this point. Still, we wanted to confirm it was performing as expected in this system.
Python Linux 4.4.2 Kernel Compile Benchmark
This is one of the most requested benchmarks for STH over the past few years. The task was simple, we have a standard configuration file, the Linux 4.4.2 kernel from kernel.org, and make the standard auto-generated configuration utilizing every thread in the system. We are expressing results in terms of compiles per hour to make the results easier to read:
Overall no surprises here. The newer Alder Lake-N E-cores are competitive with higher-power P-cores from a few generations ago.
7-zip Compression Performance
7-zip is a widely used compression/ decompression program that works cross-platform. We started using the program during our early days with Windows testing. It is now part of Linux-Bench.
We also saw decent performance gains over some of the older platforms in our charts like the N6005.
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:
Overall, very good performance here.
Just as a quick note, we generally had no issue at wire speed running NAT/ firewall traffic over the 1GbE and 2.5GbE ports.
The 25GbE we were still getting closer to 20Gbps running NAT and a bit less than that (~17Gbps) as a firewall. Of course, things like IPSec VPN this will not have QuickAssist offloads for acceleration. Also adding packet inspection and so forth hurts performance. Perhaps the key here is that this is well over 10Gbps speeds for a basic firewall. At the same time, there is still a good reason to use Parker Ridge/ Snow Ridge Intel Atom C5000 series parts with QAT and onboard 25GbE if you want to go faster.
Next, let us get to the power consumption and noise of the system.