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Base and Plus Configurations for Intel® Select Solutions for Simulation & Visualization

Ingredient Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Visualization Base Configuration Intel Select Solutions for Simulation & Visualization Plus Configuration
Common Hardware Components

Message Fabric Switch

Intel® Omni-Path Switch (Intel® OP Switch)

Intel Omni-Path Switch (Intel OP Switch)

Management Network

1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)

1 GbE

Master/Head Node

Minimum Number

1

1

CPU

2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6148 processor (2.40 GHz, 20 cores/40 threads), Intel® Xeon® Gold 6252 processor (2.5 GHz, 20 cores/40 threads), or a higher number Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor

2 x Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor (2.50 GHz, 28 cores/56 threads) or Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8280 processor (2.7 GHz, 28 cores/56 threads)

Memory

192 GB or higher with 2 GB/core or higher, 1 DPC (all memory channels must be populated)
  • For Intel Xeon Gold 6148 processors: 2,666 MHz
  • For Intel Xeon Gold 6252 processors: 2,933 MHz
192 GB or higher with 2 GB/core or higher, 1 DPC (all memory channels must be populated)
  • For Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 processors: 2,666 MHz
  • For Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 processors: 2,933 MHz

Boot Drive

Intel® Solid State Drive (SSD) DC S3700 or better (more than 200 GB preferred)
Intel SSD DC S3700 or better (more than 200 GB preferred)

Data Drives

2 x 4 TB Intel® SSD DC P4500/P4510 Series or better/larger

4 x 4 TB Intel SSD DC P4500/P4510 Series or better/larger

RAID Controller (for Data Drives Only)

Intel® RAID Adapter RSP3TD160F or better

Intel RAID Adapter RSP3TD160F or better

Display Card1

Display card capable of driving 6 displays with a resolution of at least 4096 x 2160 pixels1

Display card capable of driving 6 displays with a resolution of at least 4096 x 2160 pixels1

Message Fabric

100 GB Intel® Omni-Path Host Fabric Interface (Intel OP HFI) Adapter 100 Series

100 GB Intel Omni-Path Host Fabric Interface (Intel OP HFI) Adapter 100 Series

Software
Software-Defined Visualization Software Stack

Version 2018.1 or later

Version 2018.1 or later

Cluster Software Stack1

OpenHPC 1.3.4 or later1

OpenHPC 1.3.4 or later1

Fabric Software Intel Omni-Path Fabric (Intel OP Fabric)
Software version 10.7.0.0.145 or later
Intel Omni-Path Fabric (Intel OP Fabric) Software version 10.7.0.0.145 or later
Compute Nodes

Minimum Number

4

8

CPU

2 x Intel Xeon Gold 6148 processor (2.40 GHz, 20 cores/40 threads), Intel Xeon Gold 6252 processor (2.5 GHz, 20 cores/40 threads), or a higher number Intel Xeon Scalable processor

2 x Intel Xeon Platinum 8180 processor (2.50 GHz, 28 cores/56 threads) or Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 processor (2.7 GHz, 28 cores/56 threads)

Memory

192 GB or higher with 2 GB/core or higher, 1 DPC (all memory channels must be populated)
  • For Intel Xeon Gold 6148 processors: 2,666 MHz
  • For Intel Xeon Gold 6252 processors: 2,933 MHz
192 GB or higher with 2 GB/core or higher, 1 DPC (all memory channels must be populated)
  • For Intel Xeon Gold 6148 processors: 2,666 MHz
  • For Intel Xeon Gold 6252 processors: 2,933 MHz

Boot Drive

800 GB Intel SSD DC S3700 Series or better 800 GB Intel SSD DC S3700 or better

Message Fabric

100 GB Intel Omni-Path Host Fabric Interface (Intel OP HFI) Adapter 100 Series

100 GB Intel Omni-Path Host Fabric Interface (Intel OP HFI) Adapter 100 Series
Firmware and Software Optimizations

Enabled Technologies

The following technologies or settings are required to be enabled: trusted platform module (TPM) 1.2, Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT), Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology), Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, Xtended Prediction Table (XPT) prefetch, performance power-management settings
The following technology is recommended for enabling: Intel® Volume Management Device (Intel® VMD)1
The following technologies are required to be enabled:
trusted platform module (TPM) 1.2, Intel TXT, Intel HT Technology, Intel Turbo Boost Technology, XPT* prefetch, performance power-management settings
The following technology is recommended for enabling: Intel VMD1

Minimum Performance Standards

Verified to meet or exceed the following minimum performance capabilities:
  • OSPRay: less than 13,520 ms across all 4 nodes
  • ParaView Volume Rendering: OSPRay less than 3.75 sec across all 4 nodes
  • ParaView Contour Geometry: OSPRay less than 16.6 sec, OSPRep less than 4 sec, and SWR less than 1.55 sec across all 4 nodes
  • HPL: more than 8,050 gigaflops across all 4 nodes
  • HPCG: more than 135 gigaflops across all 4 nodes and 34 gigaflops on each node
  • DGEMM: more than 2,048 gigaflops on each node
  • STREAM: more than 166,000 MB/s on each node
  • IMB PingPong: more than 11,300 MB/s bandwidth with a maximum of 1.8 µs latency
Verified to meet or exceed the following minimum performance capabilities:
  • OSPRay: less than 4,500 ms across all 4 nodes
  • ParaView Volume Rendering: OSPRay less than 1.35 sec across all 4 nodes
  • ParaView Contour Geometry: OSPRay less than 7.8 sec, OSPRep less than 1.52 sec, and SWR less than 0.73 sec across all 4 nodes
  • HPL: more than 23,000 gigaflops across all 4 nodes
  • HPCG: more than 310 gigaflops across all 8 nodes and 39.4 gigaflops on each node
  • DGEMM: more than 3,050 gigaflops on each node
  • STREAM: more than 198,000 MB/s on each node
  • IMB PingPong: more than 11,500 MB/s bandwidth with a maximum of 1.7 µs latency

Business Value of Choosing a Plus Configuration Over a Base Configuration

 

3x faster ray tracing performance as measured by the OSPRay ray tracing benchmark

Produkt- und Leistungsinformationen

1Recommended, not required.