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Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory 200 Series

Claim Use Case System Configuration Measurement Measurement Period
[1] Intel® 3rd gen Xeon® Scalable processors with Intel® Optane™ persistent memory 200 series delivers up to 6TB total memory per socket and on average 32% higher memory bandwidth than the previous generation. Memory Bandwidth

New: 1-node, 1x Intel Xeon Platinum 8368 on Wilson City with 256 GB (8 slots/ 32GB/ ) total DDR4 memory, 768 or 1536 or 3072 GB (6 slots/ 128 or 256 or 512 GB/ ) total Pmem, ucode 8d000270, RHEL 8.1 , 4.18.0-147.el8.x86_​64 , Intel MLC version 3.9 with App Direct Mode., test by Intel on 3/23/2021.

Baseline: 1-node, 1x Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L processor on Neon City with 192 GB (6 slots/ 32GB/ ) total DDR4 memory, 768 or 1536 or 3072 GB (6 slots/ 128 or 256 or 512 GB/ ) total Pmem, ucode 04002F00, Fedora 29, 5.1.18-200.fc29.x86_​64, Intel Memory Latency Checker (Intel MLC) version 3.8 with App Direct Mode., test by Intel on 4/27/2020.

New: Intel MLC version 3.9 with App Direct Mode

Baseline: Intel MLC version 3.8 with App Direct Mode

New: March 23, 2021

Baseline: March 27, 2020

[2] With Intel® 3rd gen Xeon® Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ persistent memory 200 series deliver up to 63% higher throughput for live video content and 33% more memory capacity, enabling content delivery providers the flexibility to serve the same number of subscribers at higher resolution or a greater number of subscribers at the same resolution compared to a platform using 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Optane PMem 100 series. Networking

New: 1 node, 2x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6338N Processor, 32 core HT ON Turbo ON, Total DRAM 256GB (16 slots/16GB/2666MT/s), Total Optane Persistent Memory 200 Series 2048GB (16 slots/128GB/2666MT/s), BIOS SE5C6200.86B.2021.D40.2103100308  (ucode: 0x8d05a260), 4x Intel® E810, Ubuntu 20.04, kernel 5.4.0-65-generic, gcc 9.3.0 compiler, openssl 1.1.1h, varnish-plus 6.0.7r2.  2 clients, Test by Intel as of 3/11/2021.

Baseline: 2x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6252N Processor, 24 core HT ON Turbo ON, Total DRAM 192GB (12 slots/16GB/2666MT/s), Total Optane Persistent Memory 100 Series 1536GB(12 slots/128GB/2666MT/s), 1x Mellanox MCX516A-CCAT, BIOS: SE5C620.86B.02.01.0013.121520200651 (ucode: 0x5003003), Ubuntu 20.04, kernel 5.4.0-65-generic, wrk master 4/17/2019. Test by Intel as of 2/15/2021. Throughput measured with 100% Transport Layer Security (TLS) traffic with 93.3% target cache hit ratio and keep alive on, 512 total connections.

CDN-Live Linear workload New: March 11, 2021

Baseline: February 15,2021

[3] Lower costs per VM by up to 25% while delivering the same performance when deploying 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel Optane persistent memory 200 series vs DRAM. Virtualized Infrastructure

New :1-node, 2x Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8380 processor on Intel M50CYP with 512 GB (16 slots/ 32GB/ 3200) total DDR4 memory, 2TB GB (16 slots/ 128 GB/ ) total Pmem, ucode 0x8d05a260, HT on, Turbo on, VMware ESXi 7.0.2 (VMware_​bootbank_​cpu-microcode_​7.0.2-0.0.17473468), x 4x 4.0 TB Intel® SSD P4510+1x 8.0 TB Intel® SSD P4510, x 1x Intel® Ethernet X540-T2, NVM Performance Setting: Balanced Performance Uncore Power management -> Performance P-limit Enabled, 1 NUMA Nodes per Socket. Workload: VMmark 3.1 benchmark with modifications to VMmark tile to consume a larger amount of memory without increasing the CPU requirements. More information available: https://www.vmware.com/techpapers/2019/IntelOptaneDC-PMEM-memory-mode-perf.html, test by Intel on 3/23/2021.

Baseline: 1-node, 2x Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8380 processor on Intel M50CYP with 2048 GB (32 slots/ 64GB/ 3200) total DDR4 memory, ucode 0x8d05a260, HT on, Turbo on, VMware ESXi 7.0.2 (VMware_​bootbank_​cpu-microcode_​7.0.2-0.0.17473468), x 4x 4.0 TB Intel® SSD P4510+1x 8.0 TB Intel® SSD P4510, x 1x Intel® Ethernet X540-T2, NVM Performance Setting: Balanced Performance Uncore Power management -> Performance P-limit Enabled, 1 NUMA Nodes per Socket. Workload: VMmark 3.1 benchmark with modifications to VMmark tile to consume a larger amount of memory without increasing the CPU requirements. More information available: https://www.vmware.com/techpapers/2019/IntelOptaneDC-PMEM-memory-mode-perf.html, test by Intel on 3/23/2021.

Intel® Optane™ persistent memory pricing & DRAM pricing referenced in TCO calculations is provided for guidance and planning purposes only and does not constitute a final offer. Pricing guidance is subject to change and may revise up or down based on market dynamics. Please contact your OEM/distributor for actual pricing. Pricing guidance as of March, 2021.

VMmark 3.1 benchmark with modifications to VMmark tile to consume a larger amount of memory without increasing the CPU requirements. More information available: https://www.vmware.com/techpapers/2019/IntelOptaneDC-PMEM-memory-mode-perf.html. New: March 23, 2021

Baseline: March 23, 2021

[4] Complete graph analytics computations used in search, social networks, recommender systems, bioinformatics, and fraud detection 2X faster on average when using 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel Optane persistent memory 200 series Analytics

New: 1-node, 2x Intel Xeon Platinum 8368 on with 1024 GB (16 slots/ 64GB/ 3200) total DDR4 memory, 8192 GB (16 slots/ 512 GB/ [3200]) total Pmem, ucode 0x8d05a260, HT on, Turbo off(no SST-BF)/on(SST-BF), Ubuntu 24.04,5.4.0-66-generic, Gcc 9.3.0​, test by Intel on 3/11/2021.

Baseline: 1-node, 2x Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 on with 768 GB (12 slots/ 64GB/ 2666) total DDR4 memory, 6144 GB (12 slots/ 512 GB/ [2666]) total Pmem, ucode 0x8d05a260, HT on, Turbo on, UBUNTU 24.04,5.4.0-65-generic, gcc 9.3.0, Galois (https://github.com/IntelligentSoftwareSystems/Galois), HT-OFF, page_​alloc.shuffle=1compiler, Galois (https://github.com/IntelligentSoftwareSystems/Galois), HT-OFF, page_​alloc.shuffle=1, test by Intel on 3/11/2021

Geomean of Betweenness Centrality, Breadth First Search and Connected Components.

Katana Graph Analytics Galois (https://github.com/IntelligentSoftwareSystems/Galois) New: March 11, 2021

Baseline:

[5] Achieve up to 2.5x higher transactions on 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processor with Intel Optane persistent memory 200 series and Intel Ethernet E810 Network Adaptor running Aerospike with index and data in PMem vs prior generation platform. Database

New: Platinum 8368: 1-node, 2x Intel Xeon Platinum 8368 processor on Coyote Pass with 256 GB (16 slots/ 16GB/ 3200) total DDR4 memory, 8192 GB (16 slots/ 512 GB/ 3200) total Pmem, ucode x261, HT on, Turbo on, CentOS 8.3.2011, 4.18.0-193.el8.x86_​64, 1x Intel 960GB SSD, 7x P5510 3.84TB, 2x Intel E810-C 100Gb/s, Aerospike Enterprise Edition 5.5.0.2; Aerospike C Client 5.1.0 Benchmark Tool; 70R/30W. Dataset size: 1.1TB, 9.3 billion 64B records, PMDK libpmem, Index (Pmem)+data (SSD) and Index+data (Pmem), test by Intel on 3/16/2021.

Baseline: 1-node, 2x Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L processor on Wolf Pass with 768 GB (12 slots/ 64GB/ 2666) total DDR4 memory, 3072 GB (12 slots/ 256 GB/ 2666) total Pmem, ucode 0x5003003, HT on, Turbo on, CentOS 8.3.2011, 4.18.0-193.el8.x86_​64, 7x P4510 1.8TB PCIe 3. 1, 2x Intel XL710 40Gb/s, Aerospike Enterprise Edition 5.5.0.2; Aerospike C Client 5.1.0 Benchmark Tool; 70R/30W. Dataset size: 1.1TB, 9.3 billion 64B records, PMDK libpmem, Index (Pmem)+data (SSD), test by Intel on 3/16/2021.

Aerospike C Client 5.1.0 Benchmark Tool, 70R/30W, Dataset size: 1.1TB, 9.3 billion 64B records New: March 16, 2021

Baseline: March 16, 2021

[6] Working with Lightbits Labs, Finanz Informatik Technologies Services (FI-TS), was able to deliver a 50% performance increase and 31% total cost reduction using Intel’s latest 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable processors, Intel Ethernet 800 series adapters, Intel Optane Persistent Memory and Intel 3D NAND SSDs. This enables FI-TS, a cloud service provider that services over 13 system relevant banks, to increase performance and reduce costs to offer more services and serve more customers. Networking

New: 5-node, 1x Intel(R) Xeon(R) Platinum 8360Y Processor on Intel M50CYP2SB2U​ with 512 GB (16 slots/ 32GB/ 3200) total DDR4 memory, 2048 GB (16 slots/ 128 GB/ 2666) total Pmem, ucode 0x8d05a260, HT on, Turbo on, CentOS 7.8, 4.14.216-41421769bde239058b6e-rel-lb, fio-3.1, test by Intel on 3/23/2021.

Baseline: 8-node, 1x Intel(R) Xeon(R) Gold 5218 Processor on Supermicro SYS-2029U-TN24R4T​ with 640+64 GB (20+4 slots/ 32+16GB/ 2666) total DDR4 + NVDIMM memory, ucode 0x5002f01, HT on, Turbo on, CentOS 7.8, 4.14.216-41421769bde239058b6e-rel-lb, fio-3.1, test by Intel on 3/23/2021.

Intel® Optane™ persistent memory pricing & DRAM pricing referenced in TCO calculations is provided for guidance and planning purposes only and does not constitute a final offer. Pricing guidance is subject to change and may revise up or down based on market dynamics. Please contact your OEM/distributor for actual pricing. Pricing guidance as of March, 2021.

FI-TS/Lightbits Labs Customer testimonial New: March 23, 2021

Baseline: March 23, 2021