AMD EPYC 7003 "Milan" Linux Benchmarks - Superb Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 15 March 2021. Page 6 of 12. 42 Comments

For machine learning tests of Caffe, Numpy, Numenta-NAB, Tensorflow, Intel oneDNN, OpenVINO, and Lczero the Xeon Platinum 8280 2P edged slightly past the EPYC 7742 2P Rome configuration... But now with Milan it has well blown past the Intel Cascade Lake / Cascade Lake Refresh performance level while it will be interesting to see how Xeon Ice Lake performs soon.

Or when looking at Intel's oneAPI software solutions, Rome and Cascade Lake basically came out tied for oneDNN, Open Image Denoise, Open Volume Kernel Library, and OpenVINO. But now with Milan there is a nearly 40% improvement.

For those wondering about the single-threaded Python performance, the 19%+ instructions per cycle with Zen 3 really helps out and allows Milan to pull out ahead of Intel Xeon Cascade Lake.

For those considering EPYC Milan for render farms, here is the geometric mean of the renderer benchmarks from OSPray, Blender, Appleseed, LuxCoreRender, V-RAY, and IndigoBench.

Needless to say at this point, but the EPYC 7003 series performs incredibly well for video encode/decode purposes too.

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