HowTo Configure BIOS for Optimized Performance on Knights Landing Systems (KNL)

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    The following post explains how to configure Knights Landing (KNL) systems' BIOS for maximum performance.

     

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    Overview

    When using Mellanox's high performance adapters on systems with KNL CPU, it is important to verify that the core's cluster is configured properly to allow line-rate performance.

     

    Relevant settings:

    • Cluster Model - Set to "Quadrant"
    • Package High Bandwidth Mode - Set to "Cache"

     

    HPE System Example (7 Kingdoms)

     

    Note: If you don't see similar options in your system's BIOS, please contact your system vendor.