Evaluation of Intel Memory Drive Technology Performance for Scientific Applications

This talk will present benchmark data for IMDT, which is a new generation of Software-defined Memory (SDM) based on Intel ScaleMP collaboration and using 3D XPoint based Intel SSD called Optane. IMDT performance was studied using synthetic benchmarks, scientific kernels and applications. We chose these benchmarks to represent different patterns for computation and accessing data on disks and memory. To put performance of IMDT in comparison, we used two memory configurations: hybrid IMDT DDR4/Optane and DDR4 only system. The performance was measured as percentage of used memory and analyzed in detail. We found that for some applications DDR4/Optane hybrid configuration outperforms DDR4 setup by up to 20%.

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IXPUG Webinar Series