Solution Performance

Supporting industry and open standards, the Sandvine Virtual Series* delivers Sandvine’s powerful Policy Engine, PCEF, and PCRF as an elastically-scalable virtual network function for SDN- and NFV-ready networks.

“Without any optimization to our PTS Virtual Series software, the Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor architecture will provide our customers with the ability to do significantly more with the Sandvine platform without the need for additional vCPUs. Later this year when we update our Virtual Series products to take advantage of the Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) instruction set, we will be able to enhance our cyber security solutions with innovative new features based on deep machine learning and neural-network acceleration.”
– Alexander Havang, Sandvine CTO

Product and Performance Information


Testing conducted on Sandvine PTS Virtual Series comparing Intel® Xeon® E5-2699v3 processor with Intel® Xeon® Gold 6150 processor. Testing done by Sandvine.
Sandvine Virtual Series OS: CentOS* Linux* release 7.3.1611 Kernal: Linux 3.10.0-514.6.2.el7.x86_64 Hypervisor: qemu-kvm-1.5.3-126.el7_3.3.x86_64 VNF sizing: 3vCPU (6 pCPU threads), 128 GB RAM Testing by Sandvine, June 2017.
Baseline: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2699 v3, 2.30 GHz, 18 cores, BIOS 2.0, 128 GB DDR4 2400Mhz (8 x 16 GB), 4x Intel® 82599ES 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
New: 2S Intel® Xeon® Gold 6150 processor, 2.70 GHz, 18 cores, BIOS PLYDCRB1.86B.0128.R08.170324226, 128 GB DDR4 2400Mhz (8 x 16 GB), 4x Intel® 82599ES 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller.


Benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates intended to address exploits referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown". Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system. 

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 complete information visit