Solution Performance

Hisign is one of the key biometric companies in China. They provide biometric authentication solutions for Foreign Affairs and Public Security. Hisign’s fingerprint verification service, MCH, is a cloud service – a fingerprint dataset is loaded into memory, compared to the target fingerprint sent by the clients and a correlation returned to the backend component of the system. The database is usually split into multiple data sets for multi-instance processing.

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Challenges

Hisign application is memory intensive – expanding memory capacity to alleviate this bottleneck can often be cost-prohibitive.

Higher latencies can impact user experience and productivity.

Solution

  • With Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory (Memory Mode), more fingerprint datasets are stored in memory for a similar cost. Performance is improved due to being able to run more tasks in parallel, while maintaining the same latency SLA (see chart for performance improvement).1 2 3
  • Higher memory bandwidth and larger memory capacity, compared to the older generation baseline, contributed to the performance.

Value

Hisign fingerprint verification service customers will benefit from improved performance (i.e. being able to run more tasks in parallel at comparable cost, and without impacting latency). They can process more data in the same time, delivering a better user experience.

Product and Performance Information

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Performance results are based on testing by Intel and Hisign on 01/07/19 and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. No product or component can be absolutely secure.

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HiSign Fingerprint* MCH v4. OS: Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.5 4.19.3-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64. Testing by Intel and HiSign completed on Jan 7, 2019. Security Mitigations for Variants 1, 2, 3 and L1TF in place. 

BASELINE: 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor 8260, 2.3 GHz, 24 cores, turbo, and HT on, BIOS 1.018, 768 GB total memory, 12 slots / 64GB / 2666 MT/s / DDR4 LRDIMM, 1 x 480GB / Intel® SSD Data Center (Intel® SSD DC) S4500 + 1 x 1TB / Intel® SSD DC P4500.

NEW: 2nd Gen Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor 8260, 2.3GHz, 24 cores, turbo, and HT on, BIOS 1.018, 192GB total memory, 12 slots / 16GB / 2933 MT/s / DDR4 LRDIMM and 8 slots/ 128 GB / Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory, 1 x 480GB / Intel® SSD DC S4500 + 1 x 1TB / Intel® SSD DC P4500.

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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.