Sun Blade RADIOSS Benchmark Results

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sunSun has released its latest set of performance results from the new Blade X6275/6048.  The system in question is equipped with 2.93Ghz Intel quad core Nehalem silicon [5570’s] and QDR Infiniband.  The benchmarks in question were the RADIOSS Neon_1M and Taurus_Frontal at 32, 64 and 128 cores.  RADIOSS is a finite element solver for linear and non-linear simulations used for structures, fluids, fluid-structure interaction, sheet metal stamping and mechanical systems.  The results were compared against an SGI ICE 8200 system using IP95 2.93Ghz nodes and DDR Infiniband.

Altair has provided a suite of benchmarks to demonstrate the performance of RADIOSS. The initial set of benchmarks provides four automotive crash models. Future updates will add in marine and aerospace applications, as well as including automotive NVH applications. The benchmarks use real data, requiring double precision computations and the parith feature (Parallel arithmetic algorithm) to obtain exactly the same results whatever the number of processors used.

From the results:

RADIOSS Public Benchmark Test Suite
Results are Total Elapsed Run Times (sec.)
System cores Benchmark Test Case
SGI Altix ICE 8200 IP95 2.93GHz, 32 nodes, DDR 256 3559 1672 310
Sun Blade X6275 2.93GHz, 16 nodes, QDR 128 4397 1627 361
SGI Altix ICE 8200 IP95 2.93GHz, 16 nodes, DDR 128 5033 2422 360
Sun Blade X6275 2.93GHz, 8 nodes, QDR 64 5934 2526 587
SGI Altix ICE 8200 IP95 2.93GHz, 8 nodes, DDR 64 6181 4088 584
Sun Blade X6275 2.93GHz, 4 nodes, QDR 32 9764 4720 1035
SGI Altix ICE 8200 IP95 2.93GHz, 4 nodes, DDR 32 10120 7574 1017

You can check out the full benchmark details here.