This Dell technical white paper analyses the various BIOS options available in Dell PowerEdge 12th generation servers and provides recommendations for High Performance Computing workloads.

In this technical white paper, the cluster-level impact of different BIOS options is quantified and presented for different types of high performance computing (HPC) workloads. The performance impact and power consumption of various BIOS settings and System Profiles are compared across several open source and commercial applications, and best practices are recommended from the measured results.