Solution Performance

The electromagnetic simulation software CST Studio Suite* is the culmination of many years of research and development into the most accurate and efficient computational solutions for electromagnetic designs. It comprises CST’s tools for the design and optimization of devices operating in a wide range of frequencies—static to optical.

Product and Performance Information


Testing conducted on CST* software comparing Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor to 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2697 v3 and to 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2697 v4. Testing by Intel.
CST EM Studio, time domain solver standard benchmark.
Baseline: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2697 v3, 2.6GHz, HT on, 14 cores, turbo on, 64GB DDR4, CentOS* 6.4
Generation 1: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2697 v4, 2.3GHz, HT on, 18 cores, turbo on, BIOS GRRFSDP1.86B.0275.R01.1603300531, 64GB total memory, CentOS Linux* 6.8 kernel 2.6.32.
Generation 2: 2S Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor, 2.4GHz, HT on, 20 cores, turbo on, BIOS SE5C620.86B.01.00.0412.020920172159, 192GB total memory, CentOS Linux* 7.3.1611 kernel 3.10.0.


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