Solution Performance

Ericsson MediaFirst Video Processing Encoding Live* is a software transcoder which encodes in real time UHD video: 4K60 HEVC 10 bits with HDR. This workload takes benefit of the multicore architecture of the vectorised integer instructions and is dependent on the available memory bandwidth.

Hardware at-a-glance: Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8168 processor
Software tools/libraries: Intel® Compiler ICC 2017, Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (Intel® IPP), Intel® VTune™ Amplifier

Product and Performance Information


Ericsson MediaFirst Video Processing UHD HEVC transcoding workload. OS: CentOS Linux* 7.2 kernel 3.10.0. Testing by Ericsson in May 2017.
Baseline: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2699 v4, 2.2GHz, 22 cores, turbo and HT on, BIOS 251.R01, 64GB total memory, 8 slots / 8GB / 2133 MT/s / DDR4 LRDIMM, CentOS Linux* 7.2 kernel 3.10.0.
New: 2S Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8168 processor, 2.7GHz, 24 cores, turbo and HT on, BIOS 412, 192GB total memory, 12 slots / 16GB / 2600 MT/s / DDR4 LRDIMM, CentOS Linux* 7.2 kernel 3.10.0.


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