Higher Performance Across a Wide Range of ANSYS Fluent* Simulations

The Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor boosts performance for ANSYS Fluent* 18.1 by up to 41 percent versus a previous-generation processor—and provides up to 34 percent higher performance per core.1

ANSYS Fluent* is a general purpose CFD and multiphysics solver widely used in automotive manufacturing, aerospace, academia, and Formula 1 racing. Typical workload sizes range from 2 million to 500 million cells. Fluent scalability has been demonstrated to 1000s of Intel® Xeon® processors with Intel® Omni-Path Fabric.

Hardware at-a-glance: Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor

Software tools and libraries at-a-glance: Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition

Designers and engineers invariably want more from their simulations—more detail, more variables, greater accuracy, and faster time to results. ANSYS Fluent* 18.1 and Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors address these needs by delivering powerful performance gains for engineering simulations, including per-core gains that help to speed performance while containing software licensing costs.

A Major Leap in Simulation Performance
The Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor includes more cores, higher memory bandwidth, and an enhanced cache structure compared to the previous-generation Intel® Xeon® processor E5 v4 product family. ANSYS and Intel worked together to optimize ANSYS Fluent 18.1 for these and other new hardware features, using Intel® software development products to help ensure that the additional processing power delivers meaningful performance gains for real-world simulations.

“ANSYS teamed with Intel to make sure software and hardware improvements go hand in hand. The latest combination of ANSYS Fluent* 18.1 and Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor is a clearly testament of impressive overall performance gains achieved for customers who want to increase their engineering productivity”

Dr. Wim Slagter, Director of HPC and cloud alliances, ANSYS

Efficient Cluster Scaling to Support the Most Demanding CFD Models
Intel® MPI is integrated into the ANSYS Fluent release. Together, ANSYS Fluent and Intel® MPI are designed to provide high performance that scales seamlessly from multi-core workstations to clusters with thousands of cores (the benchmark results demonstrate performance in single-node scenarios).

For customers moving to clustered architectures, Intel® Omni-Path Architecture (Intel® OPA) provides a high performance, low-latency fabric that helps to resolve the performance, scalability, and cost challenges of traditional InfiniBand* solutions.

Take the Next Step
With ANSYS 18.1, the Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor, and Intel OPA, engineering and design teams can get higher value from their engineering simulations today, and scale their computing infrastructure as needed to maintain fast runtimes as their models grow in complexity.

Product and Performance Information

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Source: Intel internal testing, March 2017.

Baseline: 2x Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2698 v3 (16 cores, 2.3 GHz), 128 GB total memory (8x 16 GB @ 2133 MT/s DDR4), Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.3.

Next-gen: 2x Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2697 v4 (18 cores, 2.3 GHz), 128 GB total memory (8x 16 GB @ 2400 MT/s DDR4), Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.3.

New: 2x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor (20 cores, 2.4 GHz), 192 GB total memory (12x 16 GB @ 2666 MT/s DDR4), Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.3.

2Performance results are based on testing as of March 2017 and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product can be absolutely secure.