The HPC Advisory Council published a best practices paper showing record application performance for LS-DYNA® Automotive Crash Simulation, one of the automotive industry’s most computational and network intensive applications for automotive design and safety. The paper can be downloaded here: HPC Advisory Council : LS-Dyna Performance Benchmark and Profiling.
The LS-DYNA benchmarks were tested on a Dell™ PowerEdge R720 based-cluster comprised of 32 nodes and with networking provided by Mellanox Connect-IB™ 56Gb/s InfiniBand adapters and switch. The results demonstrate that the combined solution delivers world-leading performance versus any given system at these sizes, or versus larger core count system based on Ethernet or proprietary interconnect solution based supercomputers.
The TopCrunch project is used to track the aggregate performance trends of high performance computer systems and engineering software. Rather than using a synthetic benchmark, actual engineering software applications are used with real datasets and run on high performance computer systems.
Author: Scot Schultz is a HPC technology specialist with broad knowledge in operating systems, high speed interconnects and processor technologies. Prior to joining Mellanox, he spent the past 17 years at AMD in various engineering and leadership roles, most recently in strategic HPC technology ecosystem enablement. Scot was also instrumental with the growth and development of the Open Fabrics Alliance as co-chair of the board of directors. Follow him on Twitter: @ScotSchultz.