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High Performance Computing: Intel® Xeon® Processor 7000 Sequence

Intel Xeon

Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series

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Computer Aided Engineering

Multi-physics finite element analysis using ANSYS* Mechanical 12.1 (single node)

Multi-physics finite element analysis using ANSYS* Mechanical 12.1 (single node)

Benchmark description

ANSYS* 12.1 software is a comprehensive multidisciplinary tool combining structural, thermal, fluids, acoustic and electromagnetic simulation capabilities in a single engineering software solution. Metrics: elapsed time to complete simulation converted to throughput metric. Higher bars indicate better performance throughput. See www.ansys.com for more information.

Configuration details Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series

FEA performance on ANSYS* Mechanical 12.1 Block Lanczos Solver workload

Comparison based on 4S Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 based server platform compared to an existing baseline 2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5570 based server platform. Source: Testing completed on-site by Intel labs and reviewed/approved by ANSYS as of 29 March 2010. ANSYS 12* software is a comprehensive multidisciplinary tool combining structural, thermal, fluids, acoustic and electromagnetic simulation capabilities in a single engineering software solution. It's comprehensive range of physical models can be applied to simulation-based product development in a broad range of industries and applications. The benchmark uses a FEA model with about 2 million degrees of freedom to extract 100 dynamic mode frequencies and mode shapes using block Lanczos solver. The workload is IO intensive with limited scaling. The results are based on 8 or 32 process parallel execution during the matrix factorization phase. Metric: time to complete numerical simulation.

2S Intel® Xeon® processor X5570 based server platform details

Supermicro X8DTN+* server using two Intel Xeon processors X5570 (8M cache, 2.93GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel® QPI) with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology disabled, 12GB DDR3-1333 (6x 2GB) memory, 1x SATA 15K HDDs, Red Hat* Enterprise LINUX 5.3. Referenced as measured at 67.11 seconds.

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

Intel® 7500 chipset-based server using four Intel Xeon processors X7560 (24M cache, 2.26GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel QPI) with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology disabled, 128GB DDR3-1066 (32x 4GB) memory, 2x SATA 10K RPM HDDs, Red Hat* Enterprise LINUX 5.4 (2.6.18-164.el5). Referenced as measured at 32.37 seconds.

Intel does not control or audit the design or implementation of third party benchmark data or web sites referenced in this document. Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the referenced web sites or others where similar performance benchmark data are reported and confirm whether the referenced benchmark data are accurate and reflect performance of systems available for purchase.

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