High-speed CPUs launched in the SIM-Cloud for high-load tasks

High-frequency chips in the cloud

As we planned, in the 1st quarter of 2020, SIM-Cloud experts launched the new types of instances (flavors) in the cloud, which are based on high-performance Intel® Xeon® Gold 6246 chips with a basic clock speed of 3.3 GHz.

Announcing the changes to the SIM-Cloud IaaS cloud product planned for 2020, we planned to introduce new instances with high-performance cores optimized for high-load computing by the end of Q1. Our engineers performed this task in March, and now customers can choose a new type of instance based on high-frequency CPUs in the SIM-Cloud.

“We are constantly analyzing our customers’ feedback, and we’ve noticed that business demand for CPUs with a clock frequency of 3 GHz and more has recently increased,” explains Yuri Bonar, the CTO of SIM-Networks. “Using instances with such types of chips, users can deploy their high-load app, e.g., databases, accounting systems, various ERP products, VoIP, object modeling, big data analytics tools, various programs for working with media content and many other applications.”

To perform complex computing tasks requiring high-performance virtual cores, SIM-Cloud Team engineers introduced a specific type of instances — flavors — into the SIM-Cloud IaaS cloud. At the heart of the new flavors are high-performance Intel® Xeon® Gold 6246 CPUs with a clock frequency of 3.3 GHz. This processor is from the 2nd Generation of high-performance core family of Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors.

Note that 3.3 GHz is the base clock speed, which was initially set up, without overclocking in the Turbo Boost mode. Nevertheless, at peak loads, the clock frequency of the Intel® Xeon® Gold 6246 processor can reach 4.2 GHz, the maximum clock frequency obtained using Turbo Boost technology.

Cases when using high-performance instances with high-speed chips in the SIM-Cloud IaaS is reasonable:

  • processing large amounts of data;
  • automated systems for accounting and process management of an enterprise – SAP, Oracle ERP, Microsoft Dynamics AX, and other ERP systems;
  • research modeling;
  • systems for video conferencing and IP-telephony;
  • rendering of various media files;
  • high-loaded web servers
  • online multi-user games;
  • web conferencing, video calling and IP telephony services;
  • machine learning, artificial intelligence, VR/AR projects;
  • other applications where high computing power is required, as well as high network bandwidth.

For most tasks with typical loads, customers of SIM-Cloud IaaS can widely use lsquo;Standard’ flavors, which are based on CPUs with a base frequency (without using Turbo Boost technology) of 2.3-2.6 GHz.

Remember that our engineers recommend to use a General Storage, GS1 to perform tasks with a high load in the cloud, and for low-loaded services use the Cold Storage, CS1. For more details, see our article SIM-Cloud IaaS got new storage with increased IOPS

Also, you can achieve maximum instance performance, only combining the high-performance instances of the ‘Power’ flavors, based on high-frequency Intel® Xeon® Gold 6246 processors, and GS1 fast storage. In those cases, there are no delays in the operation of the disk subsystem during high-speed input/output operations (I/O).

High-performance processors are available for order in SIM-Cloud. Order now – and let your applications and services fly in the cloud!

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