Solution Performance

Abaqus Standard* gives manufacturers an effective way to analyze static and low-speed dynamic events where precise stress solutions are vital. A single simulation can analyze a model in both the time and frequency domains. Examples include sealing pressure in a gasket joint, steady-state rolling of a tire, or crack propagation in a composite airplane fuselage.

Hardware at-a-glance: Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processorIntel® Solid State Drive Data Center S3500 Series

Platform features: Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512)

Software tools/libraries: Intel® Math Kernel Library, Intel® Fortran Compilers 2016.1

“Computational Engineering and Biology are two of the most compute-intensive domains bottlenecking business today. The performance improvements we’ve seen with the Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor can directly translate into better products and reduced time to market for our customers. In the future performance improvements will be measured in number of lives saved.”
– Steve Levine, executive director, The Living Heart Project

Product and Performance Information


SIMULIA Abaqus 2017x standard benchmarks tested by Intel, March 2017
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, Intel® SSD S3700 Series.
Next gen: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2697 v4, 2.3GHz, 18 cores, turbo and HT on, BIOS GRRFSDP1.86B0271.R00.1510301446, 128GB total memory, 8 memory channels / 8x16GB / 2400 MT/s / DDR4, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.2 kernel 3.10.0-327.el7.x86_64, 2x Intel® SSD S3500 Series RAID0 array.
New: 2S Intel® Xeon® Gold processor 6148, 2.4GHz, 20 cores, turbo boost tech on, turbo energy efficient off, HT on, BIOS SE5C620.86B.01.00.0412.020920172159, 192GB total memory, 12 memory channels / 12x16GB / 2666 MT/s / DDR4, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.2 kernel 3.10.0-327.el7.x86_64, 2x Intel® SSD S3500 Series RAID0 array.
Note: MKL shipped with 2017x Abaqus release is swapped with MKL 2017u1, and added environment variable:
[Not an officially supported software kit]


Benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates intended to address exploits referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown". Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system. 

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 visit