Nor-Tech Integration & Intel® Xeon®

Deliver Outstanding FEA Performance

The Client’s Challenge    

This client was utilizing workstations for CAE, but realized that to improve their solve times, they would have to upgrade to an HPC cluster. They also needed the ability to run larger jobs and optimally solve multiple jobs simultaneously. In order to keep their intellectual properly secure within their own facility, an on-prem cluster was the only option.

The Nor-Tech/Intel Solution

Nor-Tech Senior Account Executive Bob Dreis put together a proposal and created a configuration to meet their needs today and for future expansion. They opted for Intel® Xeon® processors for a number of reasons, including the fact that FEA applications tend to run faster on Intel Xeon.

The Client’s Success

The client’s FEA application fully leverages the power of Intel 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable Processors with AVX-512 instructions to accelerate simulation performance. In addition, an RoCE MPI fabric offered them the balance of price/performance they were seeking.[1] “Their FEA application utilized the AVX-512 making Intel Xeon the smartest choice for this project,” Bob said. “I recommend Xeon because it works optimally for a range of software and is a solid choice for most computing needs.” Going forward, the client plans to expand their computers with Intel Xeon-based processors to maintain their Intel computing platform.

Cluster Features

Intel® 3rd Gen Xeon® Processors

The 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, feature innovations in core architecture and memory bandwidth along with AVX-512. They are optimized for a range of simulation and modeling applications, all with the consistent, compatible Intel architecture the world’s largest organizations rely on.

Intel® AVX-512

Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel AVX-512) is a set of instructions that can accelerate performance for workloads and usages such as scientific simulations, financial analytics, artificial intelligence (AI)/deep learning, 3D modeling and analysis, image and audio/video processing, cryptography and data compression.

Nor-Tech Integration Expertise

Nor-Tech built its reputation on the industry’s easiest-to-deploy cluster solutions and guaranteed no wait time support.  Nor-Tech’s custom technology includes clusters and workstations for a range of applications including CFD, and FEA. Clients include some of the most respected organizations in the world.

Learn more about the significant competitive advantage that Nor-Tech Servers Integrated with Intel Xeon Delivers

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    [1] RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) is a network protocol that allows remote direct memory access.  RoCE is substantially faster than standard Ethernet, offering a nice price performance solution for entry level high-performance clusters.

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