HPC Application Performance Brochure

Engineer with excellence - OpenFOAM solution for CAE

Manufacturers are under increasing pressure to reduce costs and improve quality, productivity, and time to market throughout the design cycle and value chain. The use of computer-aided engineering (CAE) software and HPE High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems allow manufacturers to validate a design before committing to make expensive physical prototypes. Engineers can quickly help eliminate large number of ineffective designs, allowing companies to focus on only the designs that have the best potential for market success.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise delivers a unified compute and storage solution designed to simplify system and data management, reduces costs and complexity, and scales to deliver the performance needed for OpenFOAM and other CAE applications.

OpenFOAM 4.0: The HPE Motorbike Tutorialstandard benchmark

The following is a performance report for OpenFOAM 4.0-based HPE designed standard benchmarks. These benchmarks are based on the OpenFOAM Motorbike Tutorial model. Three meshes were generated using OpenFOAM: snappyHexMesh and blockMesh refined to generate a small, medium, and large mesh. For each of the three resulting meshes, parallel solver experiments were performed based on the simpleFoam OpenFOAM solver executable module. Benchmarks were performed on an HPE SGI 8600 cluster with Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 2.6GHz, 14-core processor, Intel Xeon Gold 6154 3.0GHz, 18-core processor, and Intel Omni-Path Architecture (OPA) fabric. Benchmark results based on HPE Message Passing Interface (MPI) library.