Why POWER?
 
See Talos™ Features Compared Side by Side with Other Systems
 
Single-Thread Memory Benchmark Comparisons
 
POWER8 in Talos™ configuration @ 3.32GHz Intel® Xeon® E3-1270 "Sandy Bridge" @ 3.5GHz AMD® Opteron™ 6328 @ 3.2GHz
 
LZ4 Benchmarks (r131)
128M binary random file, compression mode
 
  POWER8 / Talos™ @ 3.32GHz Intel® Xeon® E3-1270 @ 3.5GHz AMD® Opteron™ 6328 @ 3.2GHz
LZ4 default 134217728 ->134744128 (100.4%), 6227.7 MB/s 134217728 ->134744128 (100.4%), 4848.7 MB/s 134217728 ->134744128 (100.4%), 1764.6 MB/s
LZ4 fast 17 134217728 ->134744128 (100.4%), 6246.4 MB/s 134217728 ->134744128 (100.4%), 4856.4 MB/s 134217728 ->134744128 (100.4%), 1803.0 MB/s
LZ4 HC 134217728 ->134742945 (100.4%), 44.4 MB/s 134217728 ->134742945 (100.4%), 49.1 MB/s 134217728 ->134742945 (100.4%), 20.3 MB/s
 
silesia/mozilla, compression mode
 
  POWER8 / Talos™ @ 3.32GHz Intel® Xeon® E3-1270 @ 3.5GHz AMD® Opteron™ 6328 @ 3.2GHz
LZ4 default 51220480 -> 26441724 (51.62%), 430.3 MB/s 51220480 -> 26441724 (51.62%), 473.7 MB/s 51220480 -> 26441724 (51.62%), 251.7 MB/s
LZ4 fast 17 51220480 -> 34055649 (66.49%), 767.5 MB/s 51220480 -> 34055649 (66.49%), 861.0 MB/s 51220480 -> 34055649 (66.49%), 501.2 MB/s
LZ4 HC 51220480 -> 22113133 (43.17%), 35.0 MB/s 51220480 -> 22113133 (43.17%), 42.5 MB/s 51220480 -> 22113133 (43.17%), 24.8 MB/s
 
Multichase
Latency, lower is better
WARNING: Validity of pingpong results is questionable at this time
 
  POWER8 / Talos™ @ 3.32GHz Intel® Xeon® E3-1270 @ 3.5GHz AMD® Opteron™ 6328 @ 3.2GHz
multichase 46.258 59.346 89.389
multichase -m 256k -s 128 -t 16 3.367 4.143 7.406
multichase -m 1g -n 60 47.773 58.912 84.184
fairness (unrelaxed) avg 419.4 sdev 17.4
avg 417.6 sdev 7.5
avg 418.9 sdev 16.4
avg 419.4 sdev 17.4
avg 419.3 sdev 17.2
avg 200.3 sdev 6.8
avg 200.4 sdev 5.1
avg 200.4 sdev 5.0
avg 200.5 sdev 5.1
avg 200.5 sdev 5.1
avg 817.3 sdev 273.3
avg 895.3 sdev 558.4
avg 939.5 sdev 522.3
avg 903.4 sdev 442.5
avg 947.4 sdev 576.6
fairness (relaxed) avg 406.2 sdev 16.5
avg 406.2 sdev 16.2
avg 406.4 sdev 16.6
avg 406.3 sdev 16.6
avg 406.2 sdev 16.3
avg 206.8 sdev 59.4
avg 206.8 sdev 59.4
avg 206.7 sdev 59.3
avg 206.8 sdev 59.4
avg 206.8 sdev 59.4
avg 910.0 sdev 440.8
avg 911.0 sdev 458.7
avg 894.4 sdev 464.1
avg 967.1 sdev 614.1
avg 1495.6 sdev 2335.9
pingpong -u (best / worst)
83.9
83.9
25.4
44.2
42.8
250.1
 
OpenSSL
  POWER8 / Talos™ @ 3.32GHz Intel® Xeon® E3-1270 @ 3.5GHz AMD® Opteron™ 6328 @ 3.2GHz
sha256 on 16 size blocks 11727614 sha256's in 2.99s 10914039 sha256's in 2.99s 6634242 sha256's in 3.00s
sha256 on 64 size blocks 6939319 sha256's in 2.99s 6155672 sha256's in 3.00s 3938033 sha256's in 3.00s
sha256 on 256 size blocks 3247902 sha256's in 3.00s 2632052 sha256's in 3.00s 1647055 sha256's in 3.00s
sha256 on 1024 size blocks 1044366 sha256's in 2.99s 812946 sha256's in 2.99s 500873 sha256's in 3.00s
sha256 on 8192 size blocks 142769 sha256's in 2.99s 108998 sha256's in 3.00s 66807 sha256's in 3.00s
aes-256 cbc on 16 size blocks 14710386 aes-256 cbc's in 2.99s 19541372 aes-256 cbc's in 3.00s 13043240 aes-256 cbc's in 3.00s
aes-256 cbc on 64 size blocks 3738862 aes-256 cbc's in 3.00s 5203385 aes-256 cbc's in 2.99s 3410443 aes-256 cbc's in 3.00s
aes-256 cbc on 256 size blocks 945467 aes-256 cbc's in 2.99s 1319633 aes-256 cbc's in 3.00s 872751 aes-256 cbc's in 3.00s
aes-256 cbc on 1024 size blocks 237015 aes-256 cbc's in 2.99s 331752 aes-256 cbc's in 3.00s 503286 aes-256 cbc's in 3.00s
aes-256 cbc on 8192 size blocks 29646 aes-256 cbc's in 3.00s 41550 aes-256 cbc's in 2.99s 64019 aes-256 cbc's in 2.99s
4096 bit private rsa 401 4096 bit private RSA's in 10.00s 1303 4096 bit private RSA's in 10.00s 771 4096 bit private RSA's in 10.00s
4096 bit public rsa 26460 4096 bit public RSA's in 9.98s 82121 4096 bit public RSA's in 9.98s 49485 4096 bit public RSA's in 9.99s
Version OpenSSL 1.0.2e OpenSSL 1.0.1f OpenSSL 1.0.1k
 
All benchmarks run on actual hardware listed. Memory plots generated using Raptor Engineering's modified version of the "bandwidth" utility. Other benchmarks generated using stock LZ4, openssl, and multichase sources.
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