The physics vertical segment includes code for solid-state physics (ZIB Ising 3D), fluid flow dynamics (NASA OVERFLOW), and radio astronomy (ASKAP tHogbomClean).
Intel measured as of May 2014
ZIB (Zuse-Institut Berlin)
Ising 3D (solid-state physics, simulate atoms, computes spin behavior in a 128x128x128 grid):
Host: 2 Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2670 (8 core, 2.6 GHz. 115 W), 64 GB memory, default BIOS settings
Coprocessor: ES2 B0, 61 core, 1.091 GHz, 8 GB at 5.5 GT/s)
Application: Ising 3D
Time: 0.0431 ns/update (2-socket Intel Xeon processor only); 0.0124 ns/update (1 Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor)
Source: Intel Internal Testing
Platform hosting the coprocessor and platform for 2-socket Intel® Xeon® processor baseline:
Two-socket Intel® Software Development Platform: 2x Intel Xeon processor E5-2697 v2 (12 core, 30 MB cache, 2.7 GHz, 8.0 GT/s Intel® QuickPath Interconnect (Intel® QPI), 135W thermal design power (TDP), Intel® Turbo Boost Technology on, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology on), 64 GB memory at 1600 MHz, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* (RHEL*) 6.4
Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor 7120A: 61 cores, 1.238 GHz, 16 memory channels, 16 GB Memory at 5.5 GT/s, 300 W TDP C-step (Intel Turbo Boost Technology on, error correcting code (ECC) on)
NVIDIA Tesla* K40c graphics processing unit (GPU), 2880 SP cores, 960 DP cores, 745 MHz (nominal) 875 MHz boost, 12 memory channels, 12 GB memory at 6.0 GT/s, ECC on, 235 W TDP
CUDA 5.5, (875 MHz boost frequency was enabled for result)
Software Stack (Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor):
Intel® Manycore Platform Software Stack (Intel® MPSS) 2.1.6720-121 (Flash*: 2.1.02.0386; Coprocessor OS: 188.8.131.52-g5f2543d)
Intel® C++ Composer XE 184.108.40.206, Intel® MPI Library 4.1.0.030
2-socket Intel Xeon Processor Score: 235.3 Clean rate in iterations/sec (higher is better)
2-socket Intel Xeon Processor + Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor Score: 408.2 Clean rate in iterations/sec (higher is better)
2-socket Intel Xeon Processor + NVIDIA Tesla K40c Score: 283.3 Clean rate in iterations/sec (higher is better)
Source: Intel internal testing TR2060A
NASA OVERFLOW Version 2.2G
Platform hosting the coprocessor:
Two-socket Intel® Server board W2600CR software development platform: 2x Intel Xeon processor E5-2697 v2 (12 core, 30 MB cache, 2.7 GHz, 8.0 GT/s Intel QPI, 130 W TDP), 64 GB memory at 1600 MHz, RHEL
Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor 7120P: 61 cores, 1.238 GHz, 16 memory channels, 16 GB memory at 5.5 GT/s, 300 W TDP C-step (ECC on, Intel Turbo Boost Technology off)
Intel MPSS 6720-19
Intel MPI Library 4.1.040
2-socket Intel Xeon Processor Score: 142 seconds (lower is better)
Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor (Native) Score: 317 seconds
2-socket Intel Xeon Processor + Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor (Symmetric) Score: 118 seconds
Source: Intel Internal Testing TR2084
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