Gigabyte has announced that it has broken 11 world records thanks to the arrival of the AMD EPYC 'ROME' processors, although concretely the record was made with the top-of-the-range processor of the company, the AMD EPYC 7742 with 64 cores and 128 processing threads under the Zen2 microarchitecture to a 7nm manufacturing process. All these records were broken using their motherboards Gigabyte R282-Z90 with double socket and the Gigabyte R272-Z30 of a single socket.
7 of these world records were broken in the SPEC CPU 2017 benchmark, and the remaining 4 in the SPECjbb2015 benchmark.
"SPEC CPU 2017 is a set of benchmarks that measure intensive computer applications, with two main subcategories: SPECrate and SPECspeed benchmarks. SPECrate benchmarks are a measure of performance and are ideal for measuring compute intensive applications of multiple threads, such as high-performance computing (HPC) workloads. SPECspeed benchmarks are a speed measure and are ideal for measuring intensive single-threaded computational applications, such as High Frequency Trading (HFT) and other workloads of the financial industry.
SPECjbb 2015 is a Java Business Benchmark used to evaluate the performance of servers running enterprise Java applications. It is based on a company with an IT infrastructure that handles a combination of point-of-sale requests, online purchases and data mining operations. It is relevant to all audiences interested in Java server performance, including JVM providers, hardware developers, Java application developers, researchers and members of the academic community. "