Solution Performance

LS-DYNA is a popular crash simulation application. It is used by the automobile, aerospace, construction, military, manufacturing, and bioengineering industries in worldwide.

Hardware at-a-glance: Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processorIntel® SSD DC S3520 Series

Platform features: Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512), increased memory bandwidth, wider vector unit, increased number of cores

Software tools/libraries: Intel® Fortran Compiler V16.3, Intel® MPI Library 2017 update 1

"We are excited to see the potential of the Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor as seen by the node to node comparison leading to faster job turnaround times for our LS-DYNA users. This performance will accelerate crash results in the automotive design phase, reducing time to market.”
– Nathan Hallquist, senior developer, LSTC

Product and Performance Information


Baseline: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2697 v3, 2.3GHz, 14 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
Next gen: Dual Socket Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2697 v4 2.3 GHz, Turbo mode ON , 18 Cores/Socket, 36 Cores (HT off),  DDR4 128GB, 2400 MHz, Wildcat Pass Platform.  Disk: 800GB Intel SSD. Kernel: 3.10.0-229.20.1.el6.x86_64
New: Dual Socket Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor 1.8 GHz, Turbo mode ON , 28 Cores/Socket, 56 Cores (HT off), DDR4 128GB, 2667 MHz, Wolf Pass Platform. Disk: 800GB Intel SSD. Kernel:3.10.0-327.e17.x86-64


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. 

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