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High Performance Computing: Intel® Xeon® Processor 7000 Sequence

Intel Xeon

Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series

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Crash simulation analysis using LS-DYNA* (single-node)

Crash simulation analysis using LS-DYNA* (single-node)

Benchmark description

LS-DYNA* is a general purpose transient dynamic finite element program capable of simulating complex real world problems. Metrics: elapsed time to complete simulation converted to throughput metric. Higher bars indicate better performance throughput. See www.ls-dyna.com/ for more information.

Configuration details Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series

4S crash simulation analysis using LS-DYNA* (single-node)

Comparison based on 4S Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 based server platform compared to an existing baseline 2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5670 based server platform as of 29 March 2010. Time to complete numerical simulation converted to throughput (higher is better).

2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5670 based server platform details

Intel pre-production system with two Intel® Xeon® processor X5670 (12MB L3, 2.93 GHz, 6.4 GT/s Intel® QPI), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology disabled, C1E enabled, Turbo enabled, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology disabled, 24 GB (6x4GB DDR3-1333 registered ECC), cluster shared Luster file system, Red Hat* 5.3U2/ LS-DYNA MPP971R3.2.1. Referenced as measured at 89,500 seconds. Source: Intel internal testing as of 16 March 2010.

4S Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 based server platform details

Cisco UCS C460* M1 platform with four Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 (2.26 GHz, 24MB L3, 6.4 GT/s, 8-core), Intel Turbo Boost Technology enabled, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology disabled, 512 GB memory (64x8GB DDR3-1333 DIMM), 2x100GB SSD, Fedora* Core 12 x86_64 operating system, LSTC Software version: Release 3.2.1 using car2car workload. Referenced as submitted to www.topcrunch.org at 41,727 seconds. For more information, see www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/ps10265/at_work_promo.html#~industry_benchmarks.

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