The CUBE machines that I used in this ANSYS Test Case represent a fine balance based on price, performance and ANSYS HPC licenses used.
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- ANSYS Benchmark Test Case Information.
- ANSYS HPC Licensing Packs required for this benchmark
- I used (2) HPC Packs to unlock all 32 cores.
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Figure 1 – ANSYS benchmark data from three excellent machines.
|Analysis Type||Static Nonlinear Structural|
|Number of Degrees of Freedom||6,000,000|
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Pro Tip –> Lastly, please check out this article by Greg Corke one of my friends at ANSYS, Inc. I am using the ANSYS benchmark data fromthe Lenovo Thinkstation P910 as a baseline for my benchmark data. Enjoy Greg’s article here!
- The CPU Information
The benchmark data is derived off of the running through the BGA (sp-5) ANSYS test case. CPU’s and how they perform with one of the very latest ANSYS releases, ANSYS Release 17.1.
- It Is All About The Data
- Only one workstation was used for the data in this ANSYS Test Case
- No GPU Accelerator cards are used for the data
- Solution solve times are in seconds
|ANSYS 17.1 Benchmark||BGA v17sp-5|
|Lenovo ThinkStation P910 2680 V4||CUBE w16i 2667 V4||CUBE w32i 2697A V4|
|Cores||Customer X – 28 Core @2.4GHz/ea||CUBE w16i||CUBE w132i||tS|
|15-Nov-16||PADT, Inc. – Tempe, AZ –|
Cube w16i Workstation – Windows 10 Professional 1 x 4U CUBE APPLIANCE 2 x 8c @3.2GHz/ea Dual Socket motherboard 256GB DDR4-2400 MHz LRDIMM 6 x 600GB SAS3 15k RPM NVIDIA QUADRO K6000
CUBE w32i Workstation – Windows 10 Professional 1 x 4U CUBE APPLIANCE 2 x 16c @2.6GHz/ea Dual Socket motherboard 256GB DDR4-2400 MHz LRDIMM 2 x 600GB SAS3 15k RPM NVIDIA QUADRO M4000
Lenovo Thinkstation P910 Workstation – Windows 10 Professional
Lenovo P910 Workstation 2 x 14c @2.4GHz/ea Dual Socket motherboard 128GB DDR4-2400 MHz 512GB NVMe SSD / 2 x 4TB SATA HDD / 512GB SATA SSD NVIDIA QUADRO M2000
As you will may have noticed above, the CUBE workstation with the Intel Xeon e5-2697A V4 had the fastest solution solve time for one workstation.
- *** Using 31 cores the CUBE w32i finished the sp-5 test case in 145.2 seconds.
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