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Intel® Xeon® Processor 3000 Sequence - High-Performance Computing

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Intel® Xeon® processor 3000 sequence

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Computational fluid dynamics analysis using STAR-CD*

Jobs/day normalized as 1.0 to Intel® Xeon® processor X3380

Benchmark description for STAR-CD*

Benchmark description for STAR-CD*

STAR-CD* provides a platform for industrial CFD simulation. Going beyond just a CFD code, the latest release, STAR-CD V4, introduces the capability to perform structural analysis calculations using a methodology based upon its CFD solver technology, a comprehensive solution for flow, thermal and stress simulation has been available in a single general-purpose commercial finite-volume code. STAR-CD V4 is fully polyhedra enabled and by using the latest polyhedra-solver technology, STAR-CD V4 delivers significant benefits in speed, robustness and usability. Workloads for STAR-CD (A-class, C-class): The key workloads for STAR-CD benchmark are A-Class and C-Class. The A-class (resp. C-class) workloads simulate the turbulent, steady-state flow around an A-Class (resp. C-class) Mercedes* car. Both workloads use the Conjugate Gradient Solver. A-class uses a trimmed hexahedral mesh made of 6 million cells while C-class uses a polyhedral mesh of 10 million cells

Configuration details Intel® Xeon® processor 3000 sequence

Intel internal measurement results as of July, 2009.

45nm Intel® Xeon® processor X3380 platform (score 1.00)

Supermicro* X7SBE with one Intel® Xeon® processor X3380 (3.16 GHz, 2x6MB L2 cache, 1333MHz system bus), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, Enhanced C1 Enabled, 8GB memory (4x2GB DDR2-800 unbuffered ECC), 146GB SATA 10000RPM HDD, Redhat* Enterprise Linux 5.3 for x86_64. Source: Intel internal testing TR#1056 as of May 2009. Score: 77.14 jobs/day.

45nm Intel® Xeon® processor X3470 platform (score 1.79)

Intel® BIK Beta system with one Intel® Xeon® processor X3470 (2.93 GHz, 8MB L3 cache), Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) disabled, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology disabled, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology enabled, 8GB memory (4x 2GB DDR3-1333 RDIMM ECC), 146 GB SATA 10000RPM HDD, Redhat* Enterprise Linux 5.3 for x86_64. Source: Intel internal testing TR#1056 as of July 2009. Score: 137.8 jobs/day.

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Product and Performance Information


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2. Relative performance for each benchmark is calculated by taking the actual benchmark result for the first platform tested and assigning it a value of 1.0 as a baseline. Relative performance for the remaining platforms tested was calculated by dividing the actual benchmark result for the baseline platform into each of the specific benchmark results of each of the other platforms and assigning them a relative performance number that correlates with the performance improvements reported.

3. 64-bit Intel® Xeon® processors with Intel® EM64T require a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, OS, device drivers and applications enabled for Intel EM64T. Processor will not operate (including 32-bit operation) without an Intel EM64T-enabled BIOS. Performance will vary depending on your hardware and software configurations. Intel EM64T-enabled OS, BIOS, device drivers and applications may not be available. Check with your vendor for more information.

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