Intel® Select Solutions for Simulation & Modeling

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Base and Plus configurations of Intel® Select Solutions for Simulation & Modeling

Ingredient

Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Modeling Base Configuration

Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Modeling Plus Configuration

Workload Domain (Minimum 4-Node Configuration)

Platform

Dual-socket server platform

Dual-socket server platform

Processor

2 × Intel® Xeon® Gold 6126 processor (2.60 GHz, 12 cores/24 threads), Intel® Xeon® Gold 6226 processor (2.7 GHz, 12 cores/24 threads), Intel® Xeon® Gold 6226R processor (2.90 GHz/16 cores/32 threads), or a higher model number Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor

2 × Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor (2.40 GHz, 20 cores/40 threads), Intel® Xeon® Gold 6252 processor (2.5 GHz, 12 cores/24 threads), Intel® Xeon® Gold 6248R processor (3.00 GHz, 24 cores, 48 threads), or a higher model number Intel Xeon Scalable processor

Memory

96 GB (12 × 8 GB 2,666-MHz 288-pin DDR4 RDIMM)

2 GB memory per processor core and all memory channels populated

96 GB (12 × 8 GB 2,666-MHz 288-pin DDR4 RDIMM)

2 GB memory per processor core and all memory channels populated

Local Storage

1 × Intel® SSD DC S3520 Series or better, or Intel SSD DC P3520 Series or better**

1 × Intel SSD DC S3520 Series or better, or Intel SSD DC P3520 Series or better**

Messaging Fabric

1 × Intel® Omni-Path Architecture (Intel® OPA), single-port Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) 3.0 x16 adapter, 100 gigabits per second (Gbps)

1 × Intel® OPA, single-port PCIe 3.0 x16 adapter, 100 Gbps

Management Domain

Management Network

Integrated 1 gigabit Ethernet (GbE)**

Integrated 1 GbE**

Software

Linux* operating system

Intel® Cluster Checker 2019

Cluster Management Software Stack**

Intel® Omni-Path Fabric (Intel® OP Fabric) Software

Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2018 Cluster Edition**

Linux operating system

Intel Cluster Checker 2019

Cluster Management Software Stack**

Intel Omni-Path Fabric (Intel OP Fabric) Software

Intel Parallel Studio XE 2018 Cluster Edition**

Firmware and Software Optimizations

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) enabled

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology enabled

XPT prefetch enabled

Intel HT Technology enabled

Intel Turbo Boost Technology enabled

XPT prefetch enabled

Minimum Performance Standards

Verified to meet or exceed the following minimum performance capabilities:1

High Performance Linpack (HPL) (Across All Four Nodes)

More than 5,200 gigaFLOPS per second (GFLOP/s)

More than 7,700 GFLOP/s

High Performance Conjugate Gradient (HPCG) (Across All Four Nodes)

More than 118 GFLOP/s

More than 127 GFLOP/s

HPCG (On Each Node)

More than 30.1 GFLOP/s

More than 32 GFLOP/s

DGEMM (On Each Node)

More than 1,300 GFLOP/s

More than 2,480 GFLOP/s

STREAM (On Each Node)

More than 150,000 MB per second (MB/s)

More than 164,000 MB/s

IMB PingPong (On Each Pair Of Nodes)

More than 11,300 MB/s (bandwidth)

Less than 1.80 microseconds (latency)

More than 11,300 MB/s (bandwidth)

Less than 1.80 microseconds (latency)

Business Value of Choosing a Plus Configuration Over a Base Configuration

Up to 54 percent higher GFLOP/s than the base configuration, as measured by the HPL benchmark.1

**Recommended, not required

Product and Performance Information

1Intel internal testing as of May 29, 2018. Base configuration: Four nodes, 2 × Intel® Xeon® Gold 6126 processor (2.60 GHz, 12 cores, 24 threads), 1 × Intel® Server Board S2600WFT, total memory: 96 GB 2,666 MHz DDR4 DIMM; 1 × one-port, low-profile Intel® Omni-Path Host Fabric Interface (Intel® OP HFI) Adapter 100 Series (100HFA016LS), x16, Peripheral Component Interconnect Express* (PCIe*); 1 × Intel® Solid State Drive (SSD) DC S4500 Series; 24-port Intel® Omni-Path Edge Switch (Intel® OP Edge Switch) 100 Series, 16-port 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) Ethernet switch. Plus configuration: Four nodes, 2 × Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor (2.40 GHz, 20 cores, 40 threads), 1 × Intel® Server Board S2600WFT, 96 GB 2,666 MHz DDR4 DIMM; 1 × one-port, low-profile Intel® Omni-Path Host Fabric Interface (Intel® OP HFI) Adapter 100 Series (100HFA016LS), x16, PCIe*; 1 × Intel® SSD DC S4500 Series; 24-port Intel® Omni-Path Edge Switch (Intel® OP Edge Switch) 100 Series, 16-port 1 Gbps Ethernet switch.