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Advice Needed: Choosing HPC Nodes for Large-Scale MIP – AMD EPYC vs. Intel Xeon




  • Mario Ruthmair
    Gurobi Staff Gurobi Staff

    Hi Mohammad,

    Here are a few general recommendations:

    • What hardware should I select when running Gurobi?
    • One Gurobi run might not be able to keep all 2x32 cores busy all the time since not all parts of the solver can be parallelized, so the single-thread performance of a CPU is very important, too. Especially the turbo-boost frequency is relevant here.
    • The more L1/2/3 cache you have, the better.
    • The wider and faster the memory bus, the better.

    In the end, it is hard to compare Gurobi's performance based on spec sheets. You might just need to try. Maybe you can temporarily get AWS/Azure machines with similar specs to do a few tests.

    We have 16-core AMD EPYC 7313P CPUs that perform very well.

    Best regards,

  • Mohammad Derakhshi
    First Comment
    First Question

    Dear Mario,

    Thank you for your detailed and invaluable response.



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