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The AMD Naples CPU Performance
AMD benchmarked the performance of a 2-socket Naples server against a 2-socket Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4 server, with the following specifications. The workload was Seismic Analysis, involving iterations of 3D wave equations.
When they were compared with similar number of cores (44), the Naples CPU was almost twice as fast as the Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4 CPU.
But when they unleashed all 64-cores in that 2-socket Naples server, it is now 2.5X faster than the Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4.
In this final test, they tested both servers with a 4x larger dataset – 4 billion samples, instead of just 1 billion samples. Due to its limited memory channels, the Intel Xeon E5-2699A v4 is unable to support enough memory to load the dataset.
AMD Naples + Radeon Instinct
Naples is more than just a server CPU to AMD. Its integrated support for 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes allows a single Naples CPU to support up to 4 AMD Radeon Instinct accelerators.
Be sure to check out their first AMD Naples + Radeon Instinct reference design.