SIMULIA Advances Customers’ Simulations with Large Intel® Xeon® Processor-Based Cluster from HP

itc_cs_simulia_xeon_carousel_preview.jpgFrom aerospace to plastics, engineers need greater scalability and performance to obtain faster turnaround times on higher-fidelity simulations. Engineering software leader SIMULIA has invested in an HP ProLiant* DL1000 cluster based on the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series to help meet those needs. SIMULIA uses the 512-core cluster to optimize and test its codes for scalability and performance, and to improve post-sales support for its fast-growing high-performance computing (HPC) customer base. Now SIMULIA plans to acquire a cluster based on the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series and expects to see another 15 to 20 percent increase in performance.

“If you’re looking at the performance per unit of space and the amount of power you’re consuming, benchmarks will demonstrate the obvious benefits of Intel® processors,” said Matt Dunbar, chief architect at SIMULIA.

The new cluster has let SIMULIA strengthen its HPC leadership by demonstrating that its realistic simulation solutions scale across large clusters and can be supported effectively. Customers can now improve their engineering productivity with rapid turnaround times—even as they run larger, more detailed models. Customers can also control costs by running workloads on cost-effective, Intel® technology-based clusters that previously required expensive RISC or single-node, large-memory platforms. The cluster also doubles SIMULIA’s computing capacity, allowing its developers to deliver new capabilities more quickly.

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