Higher Simulation Performance for Deeper Insights and Shorter Design Cycles

The Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor (two sockets) and the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor(four sockets) boost performance for INTES PERMAS* by up to 1.4X versus prior-generation processors.

PERMAS by INTES is an advanced Finite Element software system that offers a complete range of physical models at high performance, quality, and reliability. It plays a mission-critical role in the design process at customers from automotive, ship design, aerospace, and more.

Hardware at-a-glance: Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor, Intel® Solid State Drive DC P3600 Series with PCIe* NVMe* 3.0 Interface

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

Software tools/libraries: Intel® Composer for Fortran, Intel® Math Kernel Library

Hardware at-a-glance: Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor, Intel® Solid State Drive DC P3600 Series with PCIe* NVMe* 3.0 Interface

Platform features: Intel® AVX-512

Software tools/libraries: Intel® Composer for Fortran, Intel® Math Kernel Library

Engineering teams in the automotive, ship design, aerospace, and other industries use INTES PERMAS* for some of their most complex and mission-critical engineering simulations. With new Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, these teams can achieve major gains in PERMAS performance to accelerate their development cycles and to extract deeper insight through finer-grained physical analysis and larger models.

A Leap Forward in Compute Power
Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors offer more cores and higher memory bandwidth than the prior-generation Intel® Xeon® processors. These processors also include Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512), which doubles the number of floating-point operations that can be performed in a single clock cycle versus Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2).

INTES and Intel worked together to optimize INTES PERMAS V16 for these and other new hardware features, using Intel® software tools and libraries to help maximize the performance benefits.

Faster Simulations at Each Scale
To verify the performance benefits, INTES ran benchmark tests on both two-socket and four-socket servers using a 19-million node engine model that includes nonlinear contacts and gaskets. The results showed:

  • Up to 1.44X higher performance for two-socket servers using the Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor versus the prior-generation Intel® Xeon® processor E5 2697 v4. Additional tests showed that up to 17 percent of these gains could be attributed to the use of Intel® AVX-512 versus Intel AVX2.
  • Up to 1.42X higher performance for four-socket servers using the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor versus the prior-generation Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8890 v4.

Fast Data Access with Intel® SSDs
Intel® Solid State Drive Data Center P3600 Series (Intel® SSD DC P3600 Series) drives were used in all but one test configuration to provide the high-capacity, low-latency data access needed to fully test the processors. The exception was a four-socket test using the Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8890 v4. In this case, the server was configured with 4 TB of DRAM memory, so all test data was held in main memory.

“Our performance optimizations of PERMAS, together with the increase of processing power over three generations of Intel® processors and Intel NVMe SSDs, help our customers reduce their development times even as they increase the complexity of their analyses”

– Hartmut Manz, Manager, PERMAS User Support, INTES

Product and Performance Information

1Performance results are based on testing as of May 2017 and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product can be absolutely secure.
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INTES PERMAS* boosts performance with Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processors and Intel® SSD Data Center (Intel® SSD DC) P3600.

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INTES PERMAS* boosts performance with Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processors.