Solution Performance

ISO3DFD* is a finite difference kernel used to solve 3D acoustic isotropic wave equation for seismic modeling (acquisition design) and imaging (RTM, FWI). This is a 16th order in space (symmetric coefficient) and 2nd order in time scheme without boundary conditions.

Product and Performance Information


iso3dfd*: version dev13 from  Jan 2017.   
OS: Centos* 7.3.
Compiler: Intel® Parallel Studio XE Cluster Edition 2017 update 2
Runs: OpenMP only using always the max number of cores.  Common workload parameters for ALL runs
Workload: Homogeneous model , single-node problem-size:  224x212x2100
Testing by Intel, April 2017
Baseline: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2680 v3, 2.5GHz, 24 cores (12 each socket), turbo and HT OFF. DDR4 2133 Mhz
Next gen: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2680 v4, 2.4GHz, 28 cores (14 each socket), turbo and HT OFF. DDR4 2400 Mhz
New: 2S Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor, 2.4GHz, 40 cores (20 each socket), turbo and HT  OFF. DDR4 2667 Mhz


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