Improving Azure Customers' Critical Workload Performance with Intel® Optane™ Technology

Product and Performance Information

3Cost evaluation by Intel as of October 2019. BASELINE CONFIGURATION 384GB DDR4 DRAM: Total storage cost: $5,294; SW cost (per core/ per system): $7,708; CPU cost: $3,788; Memory subsystem cost: $1,416; RBOM cost: $1,300; Total system cost: $19,506; Total cost: 4x $19,506 = $78,024; System cost: 1; Indexed value metric: 1; Indexed value/ $ = 1. PLUS CONFIGURATION 512GB DCPMM (Memory Mode): Total storage cost: $5,294; SW cost (per core/ per system): $7,708; CPU cost: $3,788; Memory subsystem cost: $2,144; RBOM cost:$1,300; Total system cost: $20,234; Total cost: 4x $20,234 = $80,936; System cost: 1.03732185; Indexed value metric: 1.2; Indexed value/ $ = 1.16.
4Testing by Intel as of October 2019. Baseline configuration 384GB DDR4 DRAM: Number of systems: 4; Memory subsystem per socket: DRAM - 192GB (6x32GB; CPU: 2x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6230 processors with 20 cores; Storage description: Number of HDDs/SSDs. PLUS CONFIGURATION 512GB DCPMM (Memory Mode): Number of systems: 4; Memory subsystem per socket: Intel® Optane™ persistent memory (PMem) - 256GB (2x128GB PMem + 6x16GB DRAM, 2-1-1, Memory Mode, 2.7:1); CPU: 2x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6230 processors with 20 cores; Storage description: Number of HDDs/SSDs. BENCHMARK SETUP: Vmfleet test: 18VMs/node; Each VM with 4 cores; 8GB memory; 40GB VHDX; Test file: 10GB. Test setup (735K IOPS: Threads = 4; Buffer size = 4KiB; Pattern: Random; Duration = 300 seconds; Queue depth = 16; 30 percent write; OS: Windows Server 2019 Standard (Desktop) with updated patch. Vmfleet Test: Each VM with 1 Core, 8 GB Memory, 40 GB VHDX. Test setup (1.1M IOPS); Threads = 2; Buffer size = 4KiB; Pattern: Random; Duration = 300 seconds; Queue depth = 16, 30 percent write; OS: Window Server 2019 Standard (Desktop) with updated patch.