SIMULIA Abaqus GPU Accelerated Direct Solver triples the performance of a Quad Core CPU
From FireUser bring us an interesting comparative which explores the performance benefits of server computers with configurations multi-socket/nodo offering professional video cards amd FirePro under the application of simulation: Simulia Abaqus Direct Solver.
Recent versions of Abaqus Direct Solver is compatible with the standard API-accelerated gpu computing (GPGPU) OpenCL, and by using the API in combination with a FirePro V9800 graphics card, a yield significantly higher than Quad microprocessor kernel (2.9x), and even greater than that of 2 quad-core microprocessors (2.2X) running in parallel in a configuration multisocket.
Also quad socket configurations tested (16 cores) up to 12 sockets on multiple nodes (48 cores), in this configuration, the performance increases provided by the GPU are very few, because the work is shared between multiple CPU cores , while use is reduced GPU.
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