Advice on a machine for scientific computing?


#1

I am considering purchasing a new AMD Threadripper for scientific computing but have had a hard time finding good data on AMD vs. INTEL on matrix operations for which MKL libraries and R do well.

I am interested in whether Ryzen is as efficient (or just to compare) as Intel is with regard to scientific computing; specifically matrix operations greatly enhanced by MKL libraries. (and/or BLAS)

Do you have any benchmarks, and would you be willing to run some? This would require the Microsoft R Open distro. I was able to find this link suggesting that Threadripper is still falling well short of where it should be for scientific computing, but it is a little dated.


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#2

If you're looking for MRO-specific benchmarks, you might want to give the Microsoft R Open section of the Msft Dev community a look, too:
https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=ropen