MSC.Nastran V2001.0.9 Serial Test Results

This page contains the results of several jobs running on different hardware platforms. Each job was run by hardware partners.
Current partner contact information is here.

Below is a summary of the test problems.

Name Ndof Description SOL MEM SCR Disk Used Total I/O Comments
LGQDF 31,125 Cube w/ interior 108 100 Mb 0.6 Gb 700 Gb 76 Frequency Increments
XLEMF 654,560 Car Body 111 400 Mb 11 Gb 328 Gb Acoustics 448 + 34 Roots
XLOOP 486,573 Car Body 200 1700 Mb 26 Gb 1500 Gb 3 Design cycles, 500+roots
XXAFST 2,490,516 Propeller Housing 101 400 Mb 10 Gb 77 Gb
XLTDF 529,027 Car Body 108 450 Mb 5 Gb 209 Gb 32 Frequency Increments
XXCMD 1,584,622 Car Body 103 800 Mb 43 Gb 2400 Gb 1073 Roots
XXCMDA 1,584,622 Car Body 103 400 Mb 31 Gb 730 Gb XXCMD with ACMS

Below is a description of the hardware used. Detailed computer, disk, network and OS configuration is listed the bottom of this page.

Vendor Hardware O/S
HP/Compaq GS1280 1.15GHz 21364 Tru64UNIX v5.1B
Cray SV1ex UNICOS 10.0
Fujitsu VPP5000 9.6 Gflops UXP.V V29L10
HP HP SuperDome 875 MHz PA8700 HP-UX 11.11
IBM IBM p655 1300 MHz POWER4 AIX 5.1 ML03
Intel HPUX IA64 IPF-2 1000 MHz HP-UX 11.22
Intel Linux IA64 Intel Itanium2 1000 MHz (NEC TX7) RedHat 7.2 (LINUX64)
Intel Linux IA32 HP X4000 P4 Xeon 1700 MHz MSC.Linux 2.4.6-1msc-smp
NEC SX-6 SuperUX 12.1
SGI Origin 3000 / 600 MHz IRIX64 6.5
Sun UltraSPARC 900 MHz Solaris 8



Times (sec) for LGQDF
Vendor Elapsed CPU (User+Sys)
Compaq:GS1280 4624 4607
HP:Superdome 5497 5490
IBM:p655_1300mhz_p4 2978 2965
Intel_HPUX:IA64 3102 3083
Intel_Linux:IA64 2740 2735
NEC:sx6 1955 1959
Cray:SV1ex 7348 7321
Fujitsu:vpp5000 2404 2392
Intel_NT:win_IA64_16Gb 7454 7442
Intel_Linux:P4_1700MHz_Xe 8825 8821
SGI:origin_3000_600MHz 8570 8545
Sun:UltraSPARC_900MHz 10640 10510



Times (sec) for XLEMF
Vendor Elapsed CPU (User+Sys)
Compaq:GS1280 2983 2465
HP:Superdome 5666 5619
IBM:p655_1300mhz_p4 2670 2285
Intel_HPUX:IA64 1920 1859
Intel_Linux:IA64 3178 3175
NEC:sx6 1528 1730
Fujitsu:vpp5000 2407 2183
Intel_NT:win_IA64_16Gb 8884 8797
Intel_Linux:P4_1700MHz_Xe 8922 8259
SGI:origin_3000_600MHz 6913 6869
Sun:UltraSPARC_900MHz 17869 16760



Times (sec) for XLOOP
Vendor Elapsed CPU (User+Sys)
Compaq:GS1280 16823 14718
HP:Superdome 29113 28923
IBM:p655_1300mhz_p4 8568 7643
Intel_HPUX:IA64 8335 8094
Intel_Linux:IA64 9002 8998
NEC:sx6 6906 7520
Fujitsu:vpp5000 12351 11352
Intel_NT:win_IA64_16Gb 49570 48107
Intel_Linux:P4_1700MHz_Xe 86739 76061
SGI:origin_3000_600MHz 26866 26334
Sun:UltraSPARC_900MHz 54885 50672



Times (sec) for XXAFST
Vendor Elapsed CPU (User+Sys)
Compaq:GS1280 2285 2032
HP:Superdome 2613 2474
IBM:p655_1300mhz_p4 1750 1593
Intel_HPUX:IA64 1261 1124
Intel_Linux:IA32 4962 3953



Times (sec) for XLTDF
Vendor Elapsed CPU (User+Sys)
Compaq:GS1280 10838 10781
HP:Superdome 9562 9493
IBM:p655_1300mhz_p4 6546 6222
Intel_HPUX:IA64 5501 5408
Intel_Linux:IA64 5556 5553
NEC:sx6 4278 4384
Fujitsu:vpp5000 4914 4905
Intel_NT:win_IA64_16Gb 13981 13874
Intel_Linux:P4_1700MHz_Xe 18335 18158
SGI:origin_3000_600MHz 16517 16480
Sun:UltraSPARC_900MHz 20400 19952



Times (sec) for XXCMD
Vendor Elapsed CPU (User+Sys)
Compaq:GS1280 15808 14387
HP:Superdome 34525 34418
IBM:p655_1300mhz_p4 13686 12285
Intel_HPUX:IA64 10577 10368
Intel_Linux:IA64 13895 13832
NEC:sx6 4407 4938
Cray:SV1ex 17794 17305
Fujitsu:vpp5000 9529 9124
Intel_NT:win_IA64_16Gb 38843 37473
Intel_Linux:P4_1700MHz_Xe 44283 39006
SGI:origin_3000_600MHz 36334 35976
Sun:UltraSPARC_900MHz 81535 75111



Times (sec) for XXCMDA
Vendor Elapsed CPU (User+Sys)
Compaq:GS1280 9337 9214
IBM:p655_1300mhz_p4 8023 7544
Intel_Linux:IA64 16325 16310
NEC:sx6 5808 6399
HP:Superdome 18679 18419
Intel_HPUX:IA64 8702 7876

Additional Comments:

Hardware Details:

  • Compaq
        Model:            HP/HP Alphaserver GS1280 (16 CPUs)
        CPU:              1.15GHz 21364
        OS Level:         Tru64UNIX v5.1B
        Memory:           4GB memory per cpu
        Disk:             8 - I/O shelves hooked to 8 I/O port. Each I/O shelf had 40 disks on 8 scsi3 controllers.
        
  • Cray
        Model:            SV1ex (32 cpus)
        CPU:              SV1ex 500MHz
        OS Level:         UNICOS 10.0.0lf
        Memory:           2 Gbyte (4 GW) memory
        Disk:             96 Gbyte (12 GW) SSDI, configured with:
                          /ssd   4 Gbytes (0.5 GW)
                          swap  32 Gbytes (4.0 GW)
                          sds   60 GBytes (7.5 GW)
        
  • Fujitsu
        Model:            Fujitsu VPP5000 9.6 Gflops, VX
        OS Level:         UXP/V V20L10
        Memory:           16Gb
        
  • HP
        Model:            Superdome 9000/800/S16K-A (16 CPUs)
        CPU:              PA-RISC 8700 875MHz
        OS Level:         HP-UX 11.11
        Memory:           32 GB Real memory
                          50 GB Swap space
        Disk:             8 fiberchannel controller/40 fc disk scratch stripe
        
  • IBM
        Model:            p655 (4 CPUs)
        CPU:              POWER4 1300 MHz
        OS Level:         AIX 5.1 ML03
        Memory:           32 GB memory, 16 GB set as large pages
        Disk:             JFS striped at 128 KB on 16 (36GB) SCSI disks on 4 Ultra160 adapters.
                          32-bit V2001.0.9 executable enabled for large pages
        
  • Intel HP IA64
        Model:            rx5670 (4 CPUs)
        CPU:              IPF-2 1000 Mhz
        OS Level:         HP-UX 11.22
        Memory:           48 gb Real memory
                          50 gb Swap space
        Disk:             2 fiber channel controller / 10 fc disk scratch stripe
        
  • Intel Linux IA64
        Model:            NEC Express5800/1000 (TX7) (16 CPUs)
        CPU:              Intel Itanium2 1000Mhz 
        OS Level:         RedHat 7.2 (LINUX64)
        Memory:           32 Gb
        Disk:             Two 4-way Stripped Ultra 320 SCSI Disks
        
  • Intel Linux IA32
        Model:            HP 4000
        CPU:              P4 Xeon (1700 MHz)
        OS Level:         MSC.Linux 2.4.6-1.msc-smp 
        Memory:           3 Gb
        Disk:             3X36Gb Software striped IBM Ultrastar DDYS-T36950
        
  • NEC
        Model:            SX-6
        CPU:              SX-6 Vector processor (Max 8 GFLOPs per processor)
        OS Level:         SuperUX 12.1
        Memory:           64 GB (Real)
        Disk:             Two 4-way striped RAID disks
        
  • SGI
        Model:            Origin 3000 / 600 MHz
        CPU:              R1400A 600MHz
        OS Level:         IRIX64 6.5.14f
        Memory:           32 Gb
        Disk:             8 lun TP9400 RAID file system.
        
  • SUN
        Model:            UltraSPARC 900 MHz
        OS Level:         Solaris 8