A Look At The Open-Source Talos II POWER9 Performance Against x86_64 Server CPUs

Written by Michael Larabel in Computers on 27 November 2018. Page 6 of 8. 33 Comments
AMD EPYC vs. Intel Xeon vs. POWER9 Linux Benchmarks

POWER9 wasn't too far behind x86_64 for Node.js with the Octane benchmark.

AMD EPYC vs. Intel Xeon vs. POWER9 Linux Benchmarks

The AOBench performance could likely benefit from continued POWER9 optimizations as we have seen this particular code-base benefit quite a lot from compiler tuning.

AMD EPYC vs. Intel Xeon vs. POWER9 Linux Benchmarks
AMD EPYC vs. Intel Xeon vs. POWER9 Linux Benchmarks

Audio encoding is one of the real-world workloads where POWER9 could really see some improvements.

AMD EPYC vs. Intel Xeon vs. POWER9 Linux Benchmarks

Likewise, the Mencoder performance also was a ways behind Intel/AMD x86_64 likely due to missing out on some hand-tuned Assembly code.

AMD EPYC vs. Intel Xeon vs. POWER9 Linux Benchmarks

POWER9 also lost in the eSpeak speech synthesizer test.


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