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Primeur live 2010-06-02

Blog

Primeur Live! from ISC10: 15th anniversary of Live reporting from the supercomputing conference ...

Hardware

InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) announces updated InfiniBand roadmap, projecting data speeds of 100Gb/s per 4x port in 2011 ...

Those were the days of old time supercomputing ...

The Grid

Benchmarking Cloud computing versus HPC computing ...

Company news

Voltaire and Platform Computing join forces to deliver fabric optimization and automation to HPC & Cloud Computing ...

Mellanox-connected Dawning “Nebulae" Petaflop/s supercomputer at SIAT to meet China's national needs in health care and manufacturing ...

InfiniBand momentum on the TOP500 continues with 37 percent annual growth driven by Mellanox performance-leading interconnect solutions ...

LSI storage technology deployed in French Atomic Energy Commission's Petaflop/s-scale Tera 100 supercomputing centre ...

T-Platforms Group chosen to manage $6 million nanotechnology and supercomputing enablement programme ...

SGI Altix ICE 8400 sets computational fluid dynamics world record on ANSYS FLUENT ...

CEA deploys world's fastest HPC file system with DataDirect Networks ...

Atomic Weapons Establishment awards contract to Bull to provide two large scale capacity supercomputers ...

Voltaire leads InfiniBand growth on the TOP500 with switches accelerating more than half of all InfiniBand deployments ...

NVIDIA launches new research, training and certification programmes for developers focused on GPU computing ...

SGI Altix ICE 8400 sets computational fluid dynamics world record on ANSYS FLUENT

1 Jun 2010 Fremont - SGI Altix ICE 8400 set a world record for scalability running the 111 million cell ANSYS FLUENT 12.0 benchmark. The benchmark was executed on the integrated bladed cluster with 4,092 cores of Intel Xeon X5670 processors running at 2.93 GHz with Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 operating system.

SGI Altix ICE 8400 demonstrated unmatched parallel scaling up to 3,072 cores with a rating of 1,333.3 standard benchmark jobs per day. It also proved the ability to run ANSYS FLUENT on all 4,092 cores. To date, no other cluster has reported ANSYS FLUENT benchmark results above 2,048 cores, which was also posted by SGI. The ANSYS FLUENT benchmark performance increase was achieved with the help of SGI MPI PerfBoost.

"This world record demonstrates the superior scalability and computing power of the SGI system with SGI MPI PerfBoost", stated Christian Tanasescu, vice president of software engineering at SGI. "Part of our recently announced ProPack 7 suite, SGI's MPI PerfBoost allows technical applications written for other MPI implementations to take advantage of the performance, robustness and scalability of SGI Message Passage Toolkit (MPI) at runtime without recompiling."

ANSYS FLUENT software is used for engineering simulations involving fluid flow problems and is based on a numerical technique called computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The ANSYS suite of integrated multiphysics helps organisations to virtually test their product designs against a variety of real-world operating conditions. As product designs become more complex, the ability to solve higher-fidelity models is critical to reduce the need for expensive physical testing, yielding results within days instead of weeks and enabling engineers to consider multiple design ideas.

"SGI has once again pushed the boundary to demonstrate ANSYS FLUENT scalability at this extreme level", stated Josh Fredberg, vice president of marketing at ANSYS. "We invest heavily in HPC performance tuning in order to deliver scalability that our customers need for their highest fidelity engineering simulations. Our technical collaboration with SGI is a key part of our success and helps us deliver HPC technology that is second to none."
Source: Rackable Systems

Back to Table of contents

Primeur live 2010-06-02

Blog

Primeur Live! from ISC10: 15th anniversary of Live reporting from the supercomputing conference ...

Hardware

InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) announces updated InfiniBand roadmap, projecting data speeds of 100Gb/s per 4x port in 2011 ...

Those were the days of old time supercomputing ...

The Grid

Benchmarking Cloud computing versus HPC computing ...

Company news

Voltaire and Platform Computing join forces to deliver fabric optimization and automation to HPC & Cloud Computing ...

Mellanox-connected Dawning “Nebulae" Petaflop/s supercomputer at SIAT to meet China's national needs in health care and manufacturing ...

InfiniBand momentum on the TOP500 continues with 37 percent annual growth driven by Mellanox performance-leading interconnect solutions ...

LSI storage technology deployed in French Atomic Energy Commission's Petaflop/s-scale Tera 100 supercomputing centre ...

T-Platforms Group chosen to manage $6 million nanotechnology and supercomputing enablement programme ...

SGI Altix ICE 8400 sets computational fluid dynamics world record on ANSYS FLUENT ...

CEA deploys world's fastest HPC file system with DataDirect Networks ...

Atomic Weapons Establishment awards contract to Bull to provide two large scale capacity supercomputers ...

Voltaire leads InfiniBand growth on the TOP500 with switches accelerating more than half of all InfiniBand deployments ...

NVIDIA launches new research, training and certification programmes for developers focused on GPU computing ...