The new Neural Networks (AI/ML) Benchmarks: RNN Architecture

RNN (Recurrent Neural Network)

What is a Recurrent Neural Network (RNN/LSTM)? A RNN is a type of neural network that is primarily made of of neurons that store their previous states thus are said to ‘have memory’. In effect this allows them to ‘remember’ patterns or sequences. However, they can still be used as … Read more…

The new Neural Networks (AI/ML) Benchmarks: CNN Architecture

CNN (Convolution Neural Network)

What is a Convolution Neural Network (CNN/ConvNet)? A CNN is a type of neural network that is primarily made of of neuron layers connected in such a way that they perform convolution over the previous layers: in effect they are filters over the input – the same way a blur/sharpen/edge/etc … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) SP4/a/c Update: Retpoline and hardware support

Spectre Vulnerability

Note: Updated 2019/June with information regarding MDS as well as change of recent CFL-R microcode vulnerability reporting. We are pleased to release SP4/a/c (version 28.69) update for Sandra Titanium (2018) with the following updates: Sandra Titanium (2018) Press Release Reporting of Operating System (Windows) speculation control settings for the recently … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) SP3a/b Update: Pushing the Limits

Service Pack 3 (SP3) Download

Note: This article originally announced SP3a (28.45); it has since been updated to SP3b (28.49). We are pleased to announce SP3b (version 28.49 for Sandra Titanium (2018) with updated hardware and software support: Sandra Titanium (2018) Press Release Sandra has always pushed the limits of hardware, optimising the workload based … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) SP3 Update

Service Pack 3 (SP3) Download

We are pleased to announce SP3 (version 28.40 for Sandra Titanium (2018) with updated hardware and software support: Sandra Titanium (2018) Press Release GPGPU Benchmarks: Enable FP16/half support in CUDA benchmarks* Enable low-precision FP32 shader support in DirectX Compute benchmarks Enable Tensor support for CUDA/GEMM/FP16 Note: FP16 is already supported … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) SP2c Update

Service Pack 2 (SP2) Download

We are pleased to announce SP2c (version 28.34 for Sandra Titanium (2018) with updated hardware and software support: Sandra Titanium (2018) Press Release Hardware Information Ryzen 1/2 &  Threadripper: fix crash when Hyper-V / “Windows Core Isolation – Memory Integrity” (VBS) –  are enabled Ryzen 2 &  Threadripper: enabled display … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) SP2b Update

Service Pack 2 (SP2) Download

We are pleased to announce SP2b (version 28.31) for Sandra Titanium (2018) with updated hardware and software support: Sandra Titanium (2018) Press Release CPU Benchmarks: Multi-Media, .Net Multi-Media, Java Multi-Media: optimised fractal picture size selection for better scaling. Crash fix upon loading large fractals. Image Processing: optimised picture size selection … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) SP2 Update

Service Pack 2 (SP2) Download

We are pleased to announce SP2 (version 28.28) for Sandra Titanium (2018) with updated hardware and software support: Sandra Titanium (2018) Press Release GPGPU: nVidia Series 2000 (Turing) GPGPU support (still on SDK 9.2 for broad compatibility) Fixes workgroup sizes for Scientific benchmarks CPU: Support for Intel 9000-Series CPU Crypto … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) SP1b Update

Service Pack 1 (SP1) Download

We are pleased to announce SP1b (version 28.26) for Sandra Titanium (2018) with updated hardware and software support: Sandra Titanium (2018) Press Release GPGPU: Updated nVidia CUDA 9.2 SDK with FP16 support for all benchmarks nVidia Volta arch GPGPU support CPU: Support update for AMD ThreadRipper v2 CPU: Support update … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) RTMa Update

We are pleased to release RTMa (RTM update A – version 28.18) update for Sandra Titanium (2018) with the following updates: Sandra Titanium (2018) Press Release CPU: Updated tools allowed for new AVX512 code-path (FFT) Hardware support updates and fixes Updates to the new Overall Benchmarks: CPU, GPGPU, Disk, Memory … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) Released!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018) Released: Brand-new benchmarks, hardware support Superseded By: SiSoftware Sandra 20/20 (2020) Updates: RTMa, SP1b, SP2, SP2b, SP2c, SP3, SP3a/b, SP4/a/c. London, UK, April 27th 2018 – We are pleased to announce the launch of SiSoftware Sandra Titanium (2018), the latest … Read more…

Sandra Platinum (2017) SP4 – Updates for ‘Meltdown’ and ‘Spectre’

Spectre Vulnerability

NB: SP4 has been refreshed to version 24.61 vs. the original 24.55 a day later. We are pleased to release SP4 (Service Pack 4 – version 24.61) update for Sandra Platinum (2017) with the following updates: Sandra Platinum (2017) Press Release Reporting of Operating System (Windows) speculation control settings for … Read more…

Sandra Platinum (2017) SP3 – Updates and Fixes

Service Pack 3 (SP3) Download

We are pleased to release SP3 (Service Pack 3 – version 24.50) update for Sandra Platinum (2017) with the following updates: Sandra Platinum (2017) Press Release Fix start-up crash with non-AVX older systems (both x86 and x64) Tools update allowing further optimisations to AVX512 benchmarks Other hardware information fixes depending … Read more…

Sandra Platinum (2017) SP2 – NUMA for ThreadRipper, AVX512 for SKL-X

Update Wizard

We are pleased to release SP2 (Service Pack 2 – version 24.41) update for Sandra Platinum (2017) with the following updates: Sandra Platinum (2017) Press Release Tools update allowing further ports of benchmarks to AVX512, e.g.: CPU Multi-Media: 128-bit (octa) floating-point benchmark CPU Scientific: GEMM, FFT N-Body (single and double … Read more…