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.