The LS-DYNA benchmarks were tested on a Dell™ PowerEdge R720 based-cluster comprised of 32 nodes and with networking provided by Mellanox Connect-IB™ 56Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and switch. The results demonstrate that the combined solution delivers world-leading performance versus any given system at these sizes, or versus larger core count system based on Ethernet or proprietary interconnect solution based supercomputers.
Benchmarks were performed at the HPC Advisory Council High Performance Center in California. Results were reported on TopCrunch, a DARPA HPCS-sponsored project that tracks the aggregate performance trends of high performance computer systems and engineering software. Rather than using a synthetic benchmark, actual engineering software applications are used with real datasets and run on high performance computer systems.