Benchmarks: Amazon EC2 C5ad Instances Launch For AMD EPYC Rome With Local NVMe Storage
The AMD EPYC 7002 processors perform particularly well for rendering and imaging workloads, so they pair quite nicely with Amazon's EC2 instances that feature local NVMe SSD storage.
The only real-world cases where the Intel C5d instances were ahead came when running some of Intel's own software packages like those found within their oneAPI collection. When running at the same core/thread count, the Intel Xeon Scalable offerings come out ahead due to these Intel software packages being well tuned for AVX and Intel's microarchitecture, to little surprise.
Aside from those tests making use of Intel software where the Xeon instance understandably had the advantage, the C5ad line-up was leading in both raw performance and performance-per-dollar. So for those running I/O heavy workload processing on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud where local NVMe solid-state storage may be desired, from our initial testing the C5ad performance is quite commendable. Fire up your own benchmarks in the cloud with the Phoronix Test Suite.
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