ThinkSystem SR655 Sets World Record with New 2U 1-Socket SPECpower ResultPerformance Benchmark Result

Published
7 Aug 2019
Form Number
LP1210
PDF size
4 pages, 149 KB

Abstract

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 has set a new one-processor performance world record with a 2U rack server for the SPECpower_ssj 2008 benchmark.

This document summarizes the SPECpower_ssj 2008 benchmark result for the ThinkSystem SR655 that was published on August 7, 2019. The document lists the result, summarizes the major components of the configuration under test, and provides the link to the relevant benchmark organization’s web site for details about the result.

Introduction

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 has set a new one-processor performance world record with a 2U rack server for the SPECpower_ssj 2008 benchmark.

Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 The SPECpower_ssj 2008 benchmark is the first industry-standard benchmark that evaluates the power and performance characteristics of single server and multi-node servers.

The ThinkSystem SR655 server delivered the following SPECpower_ssj 2008 1-socket world record performance result for a 2U rack server:

  • SPECpower_ssj2008 = 19,149 overall ssj_ops/watt

The SR655 was configured as follows:

  • 1x AMD EPYC 7742 processor (64 cores, 2.25 GHz core frequency, 256 MB L3 cache)
  • 128 GB of Lenovo TruDDR4 memory
  • 1x 128GB M.2 SSD
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4
  • Oracle Java HotSpot 64-bit Server VM, version 11.0.3 (JVM)

Results referenced are current as of August 7, 2019.

This benchmark result can be found at the following web page:
https://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/res2019q3/power_ssj2008-20190717-00986.html

To view all SPECpower_ssj 2008 results, see the following page:
https://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008/results/

About the ThinkSystem SR655

The Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 with the next generation AMD EPYC architecture delivers outstanding TCO for virtualization, big data, analytics, and scale up software defined deployments. It offers two-socket performance in a 2U, single-socket design, featuring higher core, and storage density; increased I/O throughput with less latency; along with built-in system security.

With the enterprise class AMD EPYC 7002 Generation processor, the world’s first 7nm data center CPU, the SR655 features up to an unprecedented 64 cores with 128 PCIe Gen4 lanes in a single socket to reduce bottlenecks and increase server utilization.

Compared to the previous processor generations, ThinkSystem servers with AMD architecture deliver up to 2X performance and 4X floating point capability, providing faster data transfer and analytics without sacrificing memory capacity or I/O with PCIe Gen4 support and faster memory speeds up to 3200 MHz.

Key features of the SR655 include:

  • Multi-GPU optimized rack server, providing support for up to 6 single-wide GPUs that offer more workload acceleration in AI Inference and virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI).
  • 64 cores to handle heavy-lift virtualization workloads; provides cutting edge application efficiency in health care applications such as EMR, PACS, and medical imaging or electronic trading platforms for financial services applications.
  • Support for up to 32 NVMe solid-state drives; when paired with high speed networking, make the system an excellent choice for workloads that need large amounts of low-latency high-bandwidth storage, including virtualized clustered SAN solutions, software-defined storage (SDS), and applications leveraging NVMe over Fabrics.

About SPECpower

The SPEC Power benchmark suite measures the power and performance characteristics of server-class computer equipment. It is used to compare power and performance among different servers and serves as a toolset for use in improving server efficiency. This benchmark is targeted for use by hardware vendors, IT industry, computer manufacturers, and governments.

Learn more

To learn more about power-efficient solutions for compute-intensive applications, please contact your Lenovo Sales Representative.

To find out more about SPEC, visit https://www.spec.org

To learn more about the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR655 server, visit the SR655 product web page:
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/data-center/servers/racks/ThinkSystem-SR655-Server/p/77XX7SRSR75

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