Enormous advances in auto safety over the past several decades are due in no small part to the ongoing efforts by car manufacturers to make structural improvements during the design process. While the most dramatic testing may involve crash-test dummies piloting actual cars to destruction, the bulk of structural analysis happens in computer simulations. A structural analysis solver depended on by automotive, aerospace, electronics, and defense companies for more than 30 years, RADIOSS, and its companion tools are the basis for sophisticated understanding and prediction of structural design behaviors under extreme conditions.
At the same time customers continue to build more complex and sophisticated simulation models, they also strive to tighten development windows, to speed time to market with ever-improving designs. RADIOSS draws on synergies with Intel® architecture to drive the performance that enables both those goals. Co-engineering by Altair and Intel for RADIOSS on the new Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors builds significantly on previous results.
Faster Completion of a Crash Simulation
Performance engineers at Altair found that a crash simulation ran with up to 2.1X greater performance on the Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor, compared with a processor two generations old.1 That baseline processor was introduced in 2014, just three years earlier, making it a viable comparison to servers that may be in wide use by customers. Even compared to more recent hardware—the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2699 v4, introduced in 2016—the new processor showed up to a 1.64X performance increase.
“The Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor platform offers great computing power to run Altair HyperWorks* solvers and especially RADIOSS*. We are very pleased it is now available to our customers.”
RADIOSS customers in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, and defense industries now have the opportunity to dramatically improve their capabilities in structural analysis with just a simple hardware upgrade. Those who choose to can take a valuable step toward building higher-quality, lower-cost, more-competitive products.