Accelerating Telecom Business Software with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory

Accelerating Telecom Business Software with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory

Accelerating Telecom Business Software with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory

The AsiaInfo* Comms Telco BSS solution achieves enhanced benchmark performance powered by Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor.

AsiaInfo Technologies is poised to extend its leadership in business support systems (BSSs) by taking advantage of latency reductions enabled by Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory.

Application

AsiaInfo is the largest BSS (Business Support System) provider in PRC, and its Telco BSS is a fundamental application for telecom carriers. The benchmark is developed by AsiaInfo as a proxy to simulate a commonly occurring business analytics scenario. In this scenario, where 9 queries are executed on a mock dataset. Key customers include China Mobile.

Challenges

Complex queries take a long time to execute due to amount of data processing and inability to store large volumes closer to the CPU, due to limited, affordable memory capacity.

Solution

Using Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory (App Direct (Storage over App Direct) mode), improves performance by allowing customers to store more data in memory (reduce spillover to SSDs) and by reducing frequent accesses to disk (see chart for normalized reduction in latency, up to 68%, compared to older generation)123.

Value

Better performance at similar cost - AsiaInfo’s telecom customers will benefit from improved performance (i.e., lower latency/response time when executing queries) at comparable (ISO) cost and process more data in less time.

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Product and Performance Information

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Performance results are based on testing by Intel and AsiaInfo on 12/28/18 and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. No product or component can be absolutely secure.

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AsiaInfo Telco Business Support System* 3.1.1 + self defined workload. OS: Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.5 kernel 3.10.0-957.1.3.el7.x86_64. Testing by Intel and AsiaInfo completed on Dec 28, 2018. Security Mitigations for Variants 1, 2, 3 and L1TF in place. 

BASELINE: 2S Intel® Xeon® E5-2699v4 processor, 2.5GHz, 18 cores, turbo, and HT on, BIOS 251R01, 256GB total memory, 32 slots / 32GB / 1600 MT/s / DDR4 LRDIMM, 7 x 800GB, Intel® SSD Data Center (Intel® SSD DC) S3700 + 4 2TB Intel® SSD Data Center Family for NVMe*.

NEXT GEN: Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor 8180, 2.5GHz, 28 cores, turbo, and HT on, BIOS x0007, 768GB total memory, 32 slots / 32GB / 1600 MT/s / DDR4 LRDIMM, 7 x 800GB, Intel® SSD Data Center (Intel® SSD DC) S3700 + 4 2TB Intel® SSD Data Center Family for NVMe*.

NEW: 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor 8280, 2.7GHz, 28 cores, turbo, and HT on, BIOS 1.018, 192GB total memory, 12 slots / 16GB / 1600 MT/s / DDR4 LRDIMM and 8 slots/ 128 GB / Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory, 7 x 800GB, Intel® SSD DC S3700 + 4 2TB Intel® SSD Data Center Family for NVMe*.

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Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to www.intel.com/benchmarks.