Solution Performance

MSC Nastran* is a multidisciplinary structural analysis application used by engineers to perform static, dynamic, and thermal analysis across the linear and nonlinear domains, complemented with automated structural optimization, and award winning embedded fatigue analysis technologies, all enabled by high performance computing.

“MSC Nastran heavily relies on Intel® MKL technology in Lanczos and ACMS and thus can make full use of the advances in the Intel® Xeon® Gold processor”
Dr. Travis Austin, Development Director, MSC Nastran

Product and Performance Information

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Testing conducted on MSC* software comparing Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor to 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2680 v3 and to 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2697 v4. Testing by Intel.
MSC Nastran V2017 standard benchmarks tested by Intel, June, 2017
Baseline: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2680 v3, 2.5GHz, 12 cores, turbo and HT on, BIOS SE5C610.86B.01.01.0016.033120161139, 128GB total memory, 8 memory channels / 8x16GB / 2333 MT/s / DDR4, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.1 kernel 2.6.32-431.el6.x86_64. single 800GB Intel® SSD S3700.
Next gen: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2697 v4, 2.3GHz, 18 cores, turbo and HT on, BIOS SE5C610.86B.01.01.0016.033120161139, 128GB total memory, 8 memory channels / 8x16GB / 2400 MT/s / DDR4, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.3 kernel 3.10.0-229.20.1.el6.x86_64.knl2. single 800GB Intel® SSD S3700.
New: 2S Intel® Xeon® Gold processor 6148, 2.4GHz, 20 cores, turbo and HT on, BIOS version 412, 256GB total memory, 12 memory channels / 16x16GB / 2666 MT/s / DDR4, Red Hat Enterprise Linux* 7.3 kernel 3.10.0-514.el7.x86_64.  single 800GB Intel® SSD S3700.

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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 about performance and benchmark results, visit http://www.intel.com/benchmarks.