Testing Processing Stations with different types of CPUs at the ABBYY bench (Small)

This test compared the performance of the Processing Stations using different types of CPUs and estimated the number of CPU cores required to achieve desired loads.

Thousand of grayscale pages processed in 24 hours
CPU Cores

Intel® Xeon® E5-2680 v4

2.4 GHz

Intel® Xeon® E5-2660 v2

2.2 GHz

Intel® Xeon® E5-2697A v4

2.6 GHz

Intel® Xeon® E5520

2.27 GHz

Intel® Xeon® E5-2640 v4

2.4 GHz

Intel® Xeon® E3-1230 v6

3.5 GHz

4 75 83.5 90 50 95 135
8 142 124 150 120 170 207
12 205 140 211 n/a n/a n/a

It should be noted that performance was measured using only one Processing Station, which means that the final result was not significantly affected by network, file storage, database, and FlexiCapture server loads. As more Processing Stations are added, the picture will change, showing a non-linear increase in performance.

For this reason, the data in the table above should not be used directly to estimate the number of CPU cores required to achieve specific performance.

Please consider the following recommendations:

  • If your estimates show that more than 50 CPU cores is needed, test the fully assembled System to make sure there are no bottlenecks.
  • If your estimated number of CPU cores is between 50 and 100, increase this number by 25%.
  • If your estimates show that more than 100 CPU cores is needed, load-testing is mandatory.

Additionally note that the performance of your Processing Stations will be affected by the performance of your disk subsystem.

25.05.2023 7:55:03

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