Solution Performance

ANSYS Mechanical* is a structural analysis and multi-modal solver widely used in manufacturing industries for both linear and non-linear static and transient analysis. Typical workload sizes range from a few million degrees of freedom and up. ANSYS Mechanical leverages Intel® Math Kernel Library to support the latest Intel Instruction Set Architecture.

“Thanks to the latest Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor, ANSYS Mechanical 18.1 can take full advantage of higher core counts and more on-board memory so that users can consider more product ideas, easily making design tradeoffs and increasing their engineering productivity.”
– Dr. Wim Slagter, director of HPC and Cloud Alliances, ANSYS

Product and Performance Information

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ANSYS® Mechanical18.1  standard benchmarks tested by Intel, March 2017
In-core solver used throughout.
Baseline: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2698 v3, 2.3GHz, 16 cores, turbo and HT on, BIOS SE5C610.86B.01.01.5008.081020151115, 128GB total memory, 8 memory channels / 8x16GB / 2133 MT/s DDR4, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.3, kernel 3.10.0-229.20.1.el6.x86_64.knl2. Turbo enabled,  Hyper-threading enabled,  Performance power settings. 1x 800 GB SSD Intel ® SSD DC S3500 Series for I/O.
Next gen: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2697 v4, 2.3GHz, 18 cores, turbo and HT on, BIOS SE5C610.86B.01.01.0016.033120161139, 128GB total memory, 8 memory channels / 8x16GB / 2400 MT/s DDR4, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.3 kernel 3.10.0-229.20.1.el6.x86_64.knl2. Turbo enabled,  Hyper-threading enabled,  Performance power settings. 1x 800 GB SSD Intel SSD DC S3500 Series for I/O.
New: 2S Intel® Xeon® Gold processor 6148, 2.4GHz, 20 cores, turbo and HT on, BIOS version 412, 192GB total memory, 12 memory channels / 12x16GB / 2666 MT/s  DDR4, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.3 kernel 3.10.0-514.el7.x86_64. 2666 MT/s DDR4 RDIMMs. Turbo enabled,  Hyper-threading enabled,  Performance power settings, Energy Efficient Turbo Disabled. 1x 800 GB SSD Intel SSDSC2BA80 for I/O. 

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Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit http://www.intel.com/benchmarks.