Platform features: Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (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”