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Primeur weekly 2019-03-25

Special

Meeting the challenges of tomorrow - at scale ...

FocusCoE to support HPC Centres of Excellence for outreach to the broader European HPC community ...

Focus

University of Maribor and XENYA signed contract for an HPC system as part of the national research infrastructure project HPC - RIVR, readying Slovenia for EuroHPC participation ...

Exascale supercomputing

U.S. Department of Energy and Intel to deliver first exascale supercomputer ...

Argonne deepens the Department of Energy's footprint in high-impact computing ...

Crowd computing

NVIDIA announces Jetson Nano: $99 tiny, yet mighty NVIDIA CUDA-X AI computer that runs all AI models ...

Quantum computing

In a new quantum simulator, light behaves like a magnet ...

Long-distance quantum information exchange - success at the nanoscale ...

Middleware

NERSC and NVIDIA to partner on compiler development for Perlmutter system ...

Hardware

DDN to unveil transformative solutions for accelerating AI, analytics and Deep Learning at NVIDIA GTC 2019 ...

NVIDIA introduces new breed of high-performance workstations for millions of data scientists ...

Global computer companies announce NVIDIA-powered enterprise servers optimized for data science ...

Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand deep learning acceleration engines demonstrates two times higher performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms with NVIDIA ...

Altair OptiStruct runs up to 10x faster on NVIDIA GPUs ...

Pure Storage unveils NVIDIA-powered solutions for full spectrum of AI initiatives ...

Preferred Networks builds MN-2, a state-of-the-art supercomputer powered with NVIDIA GPUs ...

Supermicro offers end-to-end portfolio of NVIDIA GPU systems ...

Applications

H5 Data Centers completes a High-Performance Compute (HPC) suite in partnership with Forced Physics Data Center Technology ...

Supercomputers to help supercharge ceramic matrix composite manufacturing ...

A surprising, cascading earthquake ...

Brain-inspired AI inspires insights about the brain and vice versa ...

Supercomputer simulations shed light on how liquid drops combine ...

Novel MD simulation sheds light on mystery of hydrated electron's structure ...

Kicking neural network automation into high gear ...

DOE extends University PPPL contract ...

The Cloud

NVIDIA teams with Amazon Web Services to bring AI to millions of connected devices ...

Altair OptiStruct runs up to 10x faster on NVIDIA GPUs


OptiStruct speed-up on GPU-accelerated systems enables scaling for large models, particularly NVH models, that may run poorly or not run at all on CPU-based systems.
20 Mar 2019 Troy - Altair, a global technology company providing solutions in product development, high-performance computing and data intelligence, has achieved up to 10x speed-ups with the Altair OptiStruct structural analysis solver on NVIDIA GPU-accelerated system architecture - with no compromise in accuracy. This speed boost has the potential to significantly impact industries including automotive, aerospace, industrial equipment, and electronics that frequently need to run large, high-fidelity simulations.

"This breakthrough represents a significant opportunity for our customers to increase productivity and improve ROI with a high level of accuracy, much faster than was previously possible", stated Uwe Schramm, Altair's chief technology officer for solvers and optimization. "By running our solvers on NVIDIA GPUs, we achieved formidable results that will give users a big advantage."

The test suite included a variety of industry models including multiple solution types such as statics, frequency response, buckling, and optimization.

Support for GPU acceleration began with OptiStruct's direct solver and with the large-scale NVH solver AMSES, a standard feature of OptiStruct. AMSES drastically cuts the time required to compute eigenvalues for analysis in NVH simulations, and it can rapidly calculate thousands of modes with millions of degrees of freedom. The same impressive levels of acceleration were achieved with both solvers.

Most recently, the OptiStruct development team extended GPU support by porting OptiStruct's PCG iterative solver on the same NVIDIA GPU-accelerated system, which resulted in some of the highest performance boosts seen. For some models - such as compact, block-like, solid structures - the PCG solver can be faster than the direct solver, especially when GPUs are in play. The upcoming OptiStruct 2019 release will include support for multiple GPUs.

OptiStruct speedup on GPU-accelerated systems enables scaling for large models, particularly NVH models, that may run poorly or not run at all on CPU-based systems. The greater memory capacity of GPUs, including the ability to use multiple GPUs, means they can handle much larger, more complex models.

NVIDIA Quadro GV100 GPU technology was used for the solver runs and was compared with dual Intel Xeon Sandy Bridge-EP 3.1GHz 16-core CPUs with 256GB of RAM. Run times compared were total elapsed times, or wall times, for the solution to complete.

Altair OptiStruct is an industry-proven, modern structural analysis solver and is the market-leading solution for structural design and optimization. Based on finite-element and multi-body dynamics technology, and through advanced analysis and optimization algorithms, OptiStruct helps designers and engineers rapidly develop innovative, lightweight, and structurally efficient designs.
Source: Altair Engineering

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-03-25

Special

Meeting the challenges of tomorrow - at scale ...

FocusCoE to support HPC Centres of Excellence for outreach to the broader European HPC community ...

Focus

University of Maribor and XENYA signed contract for an HPC system as part of the national research infrastructure project HPC - RIVR, readying Slovenia for EuroHPC participation ...

Exascale supercomputing

U.S. Department of Energy and Intel to deliver first exascale supercomputer ...

Argonne deepens the Department of Energy's footprint in high-impact computing ...

Crowd computing

NVIDIA announces Jetson Nano: $99 tiny, yet mighty NVIDIA CUDA-X AI computer that runs all AI models ...

Quantum computing

In a new quantum simulator, light behaves like a magnet ...

Long-distance quantum information exchange - success at the nanoscale ...

Middleware

NERSC and NVIDIA to partner on compiler development for Perlmutter system ...

Hardware

DDN to unveil transformative solutions for accelerating AI, analytics and Deep Learning at NVIDIA GTC 2019 ...

NVIDIA introduces new breed of high-performance workstations for millions of data scientists ...

Global computer companies announce NVIDIA-powered enterprise servers optimized for data science ...

Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand deep learning acceleration engines demonstrates two times higher performance for Artificial Intelligence (AI) platforms with NVIDIA ...

Altair OptiStruct runs up to 10x faster on NVIDIA GPUs ...

Pure Storage unveils NVIDIA-powered solutions for full spectrum of AI initiatives ...

Preferred Networks builds MN-2, a state-of-the-art supercomputer powered with NVIDIA GPUs ...

Supermicro offers end-to-end portfolio of NVIDIA GPU systems ...

Applications

H5 Data Centers completes a High-Performance Compute (HPC) suite in partnership with Forced Physics Data Center Technology ...

Supercomputers to help supercharge ceramic matrix composite manufacturing ...

A surprising, cascading earthquake ...

Brain-inspired AI inspires insights about the brain and vice versa ...

Supercomputer simulations shed light on how liquid drops combine ...

Novel MD simulation sheds light on mystery of hydrated electron's structure ...

Kicking neural network automation into high gear ...

DOE extends University PPPL contract ...

The Cloud

NVIDIA teams with Amazon Web Services to bring AI to millions of connected devices ...