The Outscale infrastructure has the latest generation of Intel processors: Haswell. This new architecture provides improved compute performance with a new set of instructions and better memory access with DDR4 type RAM.
Description of machines
Here is the hardware description of the machine used to evaluate the Haswell processor:
2 x Intel E5-2699 CPU v3 (Haswell) @ 2.30 GHz
2 x 18 = 36 hearts (Hyper Threading disabled during our evaluations)
Turbo Boost disabled in our evaluations
L3, L2, L1 memory cache: 45 MB, 256 kB, 32 kB
64 GB DDR4 @ 2133 MHz
With Haswell, Intel inaugurates the Fused Multiply / Add (FMA) instruction. The CPU can perform a multiplication followed by an addition to 256-bit registers, all in one cycle. And because it’s never enough, Haswell combines two FMA units.