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Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Bare Metal Shapes and Specifications

Andrew Butterfield, and Arnaud Froidmont

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers a comprehensive selection of bare metal shapes to support applications that require high core counts, large amounts of memory, high memory bandwidth, and the added security that comes with bare metal. Bare metal shapes use the latest CPUs from Intel and AMD, and the latest GPUs from NVIDIA. The bare metal shapes also use off-box network virtualization and the latest generation NVMe SSDs to support millions of read-and-write transactions per second. This post details some of the specifications of each shape.

About the Theoretical LINPACK Measurement

The LINPACK benchmark numbers provided in this post are a theoretical maximum. An instance will probably never reach those limits, but the benchmarks offer a good point of comparison between the different instances. The theoretical LINPACK is determined by adding the number of floating-point additions and multiplications in double precision in one second, and is derived by multiplying the number of physical cores by the all core turbo speed and the number of floating point operations per second (FLOPS) per cycle. Depending on the instructions, the number of FLOPS per cycle and the processor speed change. AVX-512 gets to 32 FLOPS per cycle, while AVX-2 gets to 16 FLOPS per cycle. The usual maximum frequency applies when doing 8 FLOPS per cycle. Depending on your workload, you use a different set of instructions, and you need to check the corresponding theoretical LINPACK.

Standard Shapes

Standard shapes are designed for general-purpose workloads and suitable for a wide range of applications and use cases. They provide a balance of cores, memory, and network resources. Standard shapes are available with Intel or AMD processors.

Shape

Main Chip/Sub Chip

OCPU

Memory (GB)

Max Memory BW (GB/s)

L2/L3 Cache (MB)

Base Speed/Turbo Speed/All Core Turbo Speed (GHz)

CPU AVX2 Base Speed/1 Core/All Core (GHz)

CPU AVX512 Base Speed/1 Core/All Core (GHz)

Theoretical LINPACK (TFLOPS)

BM.Standard2.52

Intel Platinum 8167M

52

768

207.4

3.7 / 35.75

2.0 / 3.70 / 2.7

1.6 / 3.6 / 2.3

1.2 / 3.5 / 1.8

2.9952

BM.Standard.E2.64

AMD EPYC 7551

64

512

170.6

16 / 64

2.0 / 3.0 / 2.55

2.55

2.55

1.3056

BM.Standard.E3.128

AMD EPYC 7742

128

2048

331.8

32 / 256

2.25 / 3.4

3.4

3.4

3.706

 

DenseIO Shapes

DenseIO shapes are designed for large databases, big data workloads, and applications that require high-performance local storage. They include locally attached NVMe-based SSDs.

Shape

Main Chip/Sub Chip

OCPU

Memory (GB)

Max Memory BW (GB/s)

L2/L3 Cache (MB)

Base Speed/Turbo Speed/All Core Turbo Speed (GHz)

CPU AVX2 Base Speed/1 Core/All Core (GHz)

CPU AVX512 Base Speed/1 Core/All Core (GHz)

Theoretical LINPACK (TFLOPS)

BM.DenseIO2.52

Intel Platinum 8167M

52

768

207.4

3.7 / 35.75

2.0 / 3.70 / 2.7

1.6 / 3.6 / 2.3

1.2 / 3.5 / 1.8

2.9952

 

High-Performance Computing Shapes

High-performance computing (HPC) shapes are designed for HPC workloads that require high-frequency processor cores and cluster networking for massively parallel HPC workloads.

Shape

Main Chip/Sub Chip

OCPU

Memory (GB)

Max Memory BW (GB/s)

L2/L3 Cache (MB)

Base Speed/Turbo Speed/All Core Turbo Speed (GHz)

CPU AVX2 Base Speed/1 Core/All Core (GHz)

CPU AVX512 Base Speed/1 Core/All Core (GHz)

Theoretical LINPACK (TFLOPS)

BM.HPC2.36

Intel Gold 6154

36

384

207.4

18 / 24.75

3.0 / 3.70 / 3.7

2.6 / 3.6 / 3.3

2.1 / 3.5 / 2.7

3.1104

 

Graphical Processing Unit Shapes

Graphical processing unit (GPU) shapes are designed for hardware-accelerated workloads. They use Intel CPUs and NVIDIA graphics processors.

Shape

Main Chip/Sub Chip

OCPU

Memory (GB)

Max Memory BW (GB/s)

L2/L3 Cache (MB)

Base Speed/Turbo Speed/All Core Turbo Speed (GHz)

CPU AVX2 Base Speed/1 Core/All Core (GHz)

CPU AVX512 Base Speed/1 Core/All Core (GHz)

Theoretical LINPACK (TFLOPS)

BM.GPU2.2

NVIDIA P100 / Intel Xeon Gold 5120

28

192

186.7

14 / 19.25

2.20 / 3.20 / 2.6

1.8 / 3.1 / 2.2

1.2 / 2.9 / 1.6

0.9856

BM.GPU3.8

NVIDIA Tesla V100 / Intel Xeon Platinum 8167M

52

768

207.4

3.7 / 35.75

2.0 / 3.70 / 2.7

1.6 / 3.6 / 2.3

1.2 / 3.5 / 1.8

2.9952

 

Conclusion

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s bare metal shapes allow you to build cloud environments with significant performance improvements over other public clouds and on-premises data centers. Great performance translates into faster results for end customers and greater productivity.

If you’d like to learn more about how Oracle’s bare metal shapes are used to solve complex technical problems faster join us for our upcoming High Performance Computing webinar, HPC Economics: How Oracle’s Gen 2 Cloud Enables Superior Price Performance, on May 14th 2020 at 10:00 AM PST featuring Senior Manager of Product Management, Taylor Newill.

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