EPYC 9554p with PVE 8.0 Benchmark


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Sep 26, 2023
HPE DL345 Gen11 is arrived last week, so I do some Geekbench5 tests for those who want to estimate the performance and compatibility on EPYC 9004 with PVE 8.0

Some Machine details:
Model: HPE DL345 Gen11
CPU: AMD EPYC™ 9554P (64 cores / 128 threads)
RAM: 768GiB (64GiB x 12)
RAID Controller: MR416i-p Gen11 (in JBOD mode)
SSD: 6 x 3.84TB (ZFS RAID 10)

The cooling system of this model is great. During stability test, the cpu temperature is around 55˚C , so I set PPT to 400W (default 360W)

Some BIOS Settings:
Workload Profile: Custom
SMT: Enable
NPS: One NUMA per socket
Determinism Slider: Power
PPT: 400W
Core C-states: C1 State
Thermal Configuration: Increased Cooling (Optimal Cooling is set by default, CPU is cool but NIC got high temperature)

GeekBench5 result:

Host OS(PVE 8.0 / 6.2.16-12-pve):

Guest OS:
Ubuntu 22.04.3 / kernel 6.2:
https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/21759442 (64 vCPU)
https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/21764751 (128 vCPU)

Windows 10 22H2:
https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/21731811 (32 vCPU)
https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/21759161 (64 vCPU)
https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/21731772 (128 vCPU)

Windows Server 2022:
https://browser.geekbench.com/v5/cpu/21759187 (64 vCPU)

Q: Does SMT improve performance in VM?
A: Depends on your workloads in VM , Geekbench 5 is affected by SMT. You should do your own test to determine SMT on or off.

Q: Why Ubuntu guest get higher score than PVE host?
A: Different OS and kernel versions can affect the details of the score. Windows get higher score in AES-XTS , but Linux not.

Hope this article helps you:)
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