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

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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…

AVX512 Improvement for Skylake-X (Core i9-9700X)

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What is AVX512? AVX512 (Advanced Vector eXtensions) is the 512-bit SIMD instruction set that follows from previous 256-bit AVX2/FMA3/AVX instruction set. Originally introduced by Intel with its “Xeon Phi” GPGPU accelerators – albeit in a somewhat different form – it has finally made it to its CPU lines with Skylake-X … Read more…

NUMA performance improvement for AMD ThreadRipper in Sandra SP2

What is NUMA? Modern CPUs have had a built-in memory controller for many years now, starting with the K8/Opteron, in order to higher better bandwidth and lower latency. As a result in SMP systems each CPU has their own memory controller and its own system memory that it can access … Read more…

Sandra Platinum (2017) SP1a

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We are pleased to release SP1a (Service Pack 1a – version 24.30) 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 and N-Body (single and double … Read more…

Sandra Platinum (2017) SP1

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We are pleased to announce SP1 (Service Pack 1 – version 24.27) for Sandra Platinum (2017) with updated hardware support and benchmark optimisations: Sandra Platinum (2017) Press Release Updated hardware support to including: Intel HEDT/Workstation/Server Skylake-X/Kabylake-X Intel Core Cofeelake AMD HEDT/Workstation/Server Threadripper Updated DDR4, NVMem (non-volatile), PMem (persistent) memory support … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra Platinum updated to RTMa

We are updating Sandra Platinum (2017) to RTMa (version 24.18) with a few important fixes and optimizations. Please update to this version as soon as applicable. Sandra 2017 Press Release * Windows 7/Server 2008 R2: failure to launch due to missing TPM support. If the BitLocker/TPM2 update was not installed … Read more…

SP1a for SiSoftware Sandra 2016 Released!

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We are happy to release SP1a (Service Pack 1a) to SiSoftware Sandra 2016. This is a minor update that improves stability and adds a few optimisations that were developed after further testing of SP1 release. The SP1a update also enables the Marbling: Perlin Noise 2D (3 octaves) Filter for both … Read more…

SP1 for SiSoftware Sandra 2016 Released!

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We are happy to release SP1 (Service Pack 1) to SiSoftware Sandra 2016. This release introduces initial AVX512 benchmarks with all SIMD benchmarks due to be ported once compiler support becomes available: – CPU Multi-Media (Fractal Generation): single, double floating-point; integer, long benchmarks ported to AVX512. [See article Future performance … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 2016 Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra 2016 Released: Brand-new benchmarks, OpenGL CS, RTM Windows 10 and future Server 2016* support Superseded By: Sandra Platinum (2017) Updates: RTMa, SP1, SP1a, SP2, SP3, SP4. Articles: .Net Vector Performance, AVX512 Future Performance. London, UK, November 16th 2015 – We are pleased … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 2015 Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra 2015 Released: Windows 10/Server 2016 (Beta) Support, New Benchmarks Superseded: This version has been replaced by Sandra 2016. Updates: SP4 (Nov 19th 2015), SP3 (Sep 17th 2015), SP2b (Jul 6th 2015), SP2 (Jun 1st 2015), SP1a (Mar 17th 2015), SP1 (Feb 16th … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 2014 Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra 2014 Released: Updated Device Performance Certification, New Benchmarks, Windows 8.1 support Superseded: This version has been replaced by Sandra 2015. Updates: SP6a (Mar 17th 2015), SP5 (Jan 19th 2015), SP4 (Nov 26th 2014), SP1a (Feb 17th 2014), SP1 (Jan 28th 2014). London, … Read more…

SiSoftware Sandra 2013 Released

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Press Office SiSoftware Sandra 2013 Released: Updated Device Performance Certification, New Drivers/Firmware Notification, Windows 8 support NB: This version has been replaced by Sandra 2014. Updates: SP6 (October 2nd 2013), SP4 (June 15th 2013), SP3 (March 26th 2013), SP2, SP1 (December 7th 2012). London, UK, November … Read more…