MSC.Nastran V2004 Serial Test Results

This page contains the results of several jobs running on different hardware platforms. All jobs were 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 1000 Gb 76 Frequency Increments, iterative solution
XLEMF 654,560 Car Body 111 400 Mb 11 Gb 400 Gb Acoustics 448 + 34 Roots
XLOOP 486,573 Car Body 200 1000 Mb 28 Gb 1700 Gb 3 Design cycles, 500+roots
XXAFST 2,490,516 Propeller Housing 101 400 Mb 11 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 4 Gb 800 Gb XXCMD with ACMS

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

Vendor Hardware O/S
Paracel Linux32 Intel Xeon 2800MHz Intel Linux 2.4.22
Paracel Linux64 Intel Itanium 2 1300MHz Intel Linux 2.4.18
IBM IBM p655 1700 MHz POWER4 AIX 5.1 ML03
IBM AMD e325 2000 MHz AMD Opteron Linux 2.4.19-SMP
NEC SX-6 SuperUX 12.1
NEC TX7 TX7 1500 MHz Linux 2.4.18-nec3.2p1.015
Linux Networx Itanium 2 1300 MHz Linux 2.4.18-e.37smp
HP RX2600 IPF-2 1500 MHz HP-UX 11.23
HP RX5670 IPF-2 1500 MHz HP-UX 11.23
HP ZX6000 Itanium 2 1500 MHz Linux 2.4.18-e.12smp
SGI Altix IA64 1500 MHz Linux
Sun Sun Fire V65x 3200 MHz Linux 2.4.20-8smp
Dell PE2650 Windows IA32 3200 MHz Windows 2003 Enterprise Server
Dell PE2650 Linux IA32 3200 MHz 32-bit RedHat AdvancedServer 2.1
Dell PE3250 Linux64a IA64 1400 MHz 64-bit RedHat AdvancedServer 2.1
Dell PE3250 Linux64b IA64 1500 MHz 64-bit RedHat AdvancedServer 2.1



Times (sec) for LGQDF
Vendor Elapsed CPU (User+Sys)
Dell:PE2650_Linux32_3200MHz 3713.00 3711.68
Dell:PE2650_Windows_3200MHz 4480.38 4463.50
Dell:PE3250_Linux64_1400MHz 2413.70 2413.14
Dell:PE3250_Linux64_1500MHz 1966.20 1963.57
HP:rx2600_HPUX_1500MHz 1963.50 1939.50
HP:rx5670_HPUX_1500MHz 1974.90 1965.10
HP:zx6000_Linux64_1500MHz 1856.04 1848.29
IBM:e325_LinuxAMD_2000MHz 4195.00 4190.39
IBM:p655_AIX_1700MHz 2223.72 2210.47
Linux_Networx:Tiger-4_1300MHz 2388.10 2386.60
NEC:sx6_SuperUX 1578.80 1581.70
NEC:tx7_Linux64_1500MHz 1980.03 1979.70
SGI:Altix_Linux64_1500MHz 2050.14 2049.85
Sun:v65x_Linux32_3200MHz 3683.00 3678.70
Paracel:MSChpc_Linux32_2800MHz 4471.00 4463.28
Paracel:MSChpc_Linux64_1300MHz 2407.80 2407.08



Times (sec) for XLOOP
Vendor Elapsed CPU (User+Sys)
Dell:PE2650_Windows_3200MHz 29716.20 26284.98
Dell:PE3250_Linux64_1400MHz 7254.00 6772.51
Dell:PE3250_Linux64_1500MHz 6796.00 6238.92
HP:rx2600_HPUX_1500MHz 8003.10 6830.40
HP:rx5670_HPUX_1500MHz 7235.20 6883.20
HP:zx6000_Linux64_1500MHz 9058.00 6139.58
IBM:e325_LinuxAMD_2000MHz 26361.00 23521.07
IBM:p655_AIX_1700MHz 8006.09 7638.07
Linux_Networx:Tiger-4_1300MHz 6701.00 6445.07
NEC:sx6_SuperUX 6002.00 6629.90
NEC:tx7_Linux64_1500MHz 5970.00 5969.06
SGI:Altix_Linux64_1500MHz 6107.00 5995.51
Sun:v65x_Linux32_3200MHz 28888.00 24462.00
Paracel:MSChpc_Linux64_1300MHz 6660.00 6598.81



Times (sec) for XLEMF
Vendor Elapsed CPU (User+Sys)
Dell:PE2650_Linux32_3200MHz 6314.00 5833.48
Dell:PE2650_Windows_3200MHz 6610.91 6526.28
Dell:PE3250_Linux64_1400MHz 2573.07 2497.94
Dell:PE3250_Linux64_1500MHz 2306.17 2217.47
HP:rx2600_HPUX_1500MHz 2121.60 1899.70
HP:rx5670_HPUX_1500MHz 1858.10 1825.70
HP:zx6000_Linux64_1500MHz 2269.78 2144.31
IBM:e325_LinuxAMD_2000MHz 5776.00 5368.07
IBM:p655_AIX_1700MHz 2076.00 1968.39
Linux_Networx:Tiger-4_1300MHz 2445.19 2387.35
NEC:sx6_SuperUX 1737.60 1946.50
NEC:tx7_Linux64_1500MHz 2430.19 2429.88
SGI:Altix_Linux64_1500MHz 2204.20 2187.49
Sun:v65x_Linux32_3200MHz 6893.00 6027.58
Paracel:MSChpc_Linux32_2800MHz 6669.00 6508.42
Paracel:MSChpc_Linux64_1300MHz 2443.64 2441.29



Times (sec) for XLTDF
Vendor Elapsed CPU (User+Sys)
Dell:PE2650_Linux32_3200MHz 8099.00 8059.79
Dell:PE2650_Windows_3200MHz 8913.39 8853.95
Dell:PE3250_Linux64_1400MHz 4888.00 4885.47
Dell:PE3250_Linux64_1500MHz 4583.00 4578.54
HP:rx2600_HPUX_1500MHz 3687.90 3645.30
HP:rx5670_HPUX_1500MHz 3659.20 3643.70
HP:zx6000_Linux64_1500MHz 4114.00 4102.92
IBM:e325_LinuxAMD_2000MHz 9109.00 9090.47
IBM:p655_AIX_1700MHz 4644.70 4609.87
Linux_Networx:Tiger-4_1300MHz 4747.00 4742.31
NEC:sx6_SuperUX 3930.50 4021.50
NEC:tx7_Linux64_1500MHz 4435.00 4435.91
SGI:Altix_Linux64_1500MHz 4248.00 4246.58
Sun:v65x_Linux32_3200MHz 8082.00 7947.94
Paracel:MSChpc_Linux32_2800MHz 9005.00 8980.91
Paracel:MSChpc_Linux64_1300MHz 4880.00 4878.93



Times (sec) for XXAFST
Vendor Elapsed CPU (User+Sys)
Dell:PE2650_Linux32_3200MHz 1883.14 1599.70
Dell:PE2650_Windows_3200MHz 1624.47 1564.89
Dell:PE3250_Linux64_1400MHz 1247.29 1245.68
Dell:PE3250_Linux64_1500MHz 1048.94 1045.10
HP:rx2600_HPUX_1500MHz 907.60 815.60
HP:rx5670_HPUX_1500MHz 831.90 814.20
HP:zx6000_Linux64_1500MHz 1051.61 981.30
IBM:e325_LinuxAMD_2000MHz 2705.56 2490.96
IBM:p655_AIX_1700MHz 1023.19 955.94
Linux_Networx:Tiger-4_1300MHz 1197.54 1174.48
NEC:tx7_Linux64_1500MHz 1075.66 1075.53
SGI:Altix_Linux64_1500MHz 1024.50 1021.28
Sun:v65x_Linux32_3200MHz 1996.58 1715.06
Paracel:MSChpc_Linux32_2800MHz 2163.51 1973.75
Paracel:MSChpc_Linux64_1300MHz 1164.46 1163.29



Times (sec) for XXCMD
Vendor Elapsed CPU (User+Sys)
Dell:PE2650_Linux32_3200MHz 18609.00 16834.41
Dell:PE2650_Windows_3200MHz 24163.12 22466.19
Dell:PE3250_Linux64_1400MHz 9488.00 9024.13
Dell:PE3250_Linux64_1500MHz 7852.00 7494.94
HP:rx2600_HPUX_1500MHz 8490.70 8124.70
HP:rx5670_HPUX_1500MHz 8423.60 8241.80
HP:zx6000_Linux64_1500MHz 8391.00 7314.88
IBM:e325_LinuxAMD_2000MHz 19650.00 17403.24
IBM:p655_AIX_1700MHz 8893.03 8640.80
Linux_Networx:Tiger-4_1300MHz 8983.00 8832.42
NEC:sx6_SuperUX 4556.40 5074.30
NEC:tx7_Linux64_1500MHz 8226.00 8173.09
SGI:Altix_Linux64_1500MHz 7442.00 7309.07
Sun:v65x_Linux32_3200MHz 19986.00 17367.05
Paracel:MSChpc_Linux32_2800MHz 21786.00 21075.77
Paracel:MSChpc_Linux64_1300MHz 8308.00 8231.39



Times (sec) for XXCMDA
Vendor Elapsed CPU (User+Sys)
Dell:PE2650_Linux32_3200MHz 5297.00 5257.40
Dell:PE2650_Windows_3200MHz 6649.53 6317.97
Dell:PE3250_Linux64_1400MHz 4299.00 4208.32
Dell:PE3250_Linux64_1500MHz 3102.88 3057.77
HP:rx2600_HPUX_1500MHz 2859.10 2403.40
HP:rx5670_HPUX_1500MHz 2456.80 2426.90
HP:zx6000_Linux64_1500MHz 2864.21 2858.71
IBM:e325_LinuxAMD_2000MHz 5182.00 5180.07
IBM:p655_AIX_1700MHz 3006.06 2917.51
Linux_Networx:Tiger-4_1300MHz 3798.00 3678.07
NEC:tx7_Linux64_1500MHz 3266.02 3264.61
Sun:v65x_Linux32_3200MHz 5373.00 5287.78
Paracel:MSChpc_Linux32_2800MHz 6277.00 6235.55
Paracel:MSChpc_Linux64_1300MHz 3756.00 3755.20

Additional Comments:

Hardware Details:

  • Paracel
        Model:            Paracel (2 CPUs)
        CPU:              Intel Xeon CPU 2.80GHz
        OS Level:         Linux 2.4.22-1.2088.nptlsmp
        Memory:           3787 MB
        
  • Paracel
        Model:            Paracel
        CPU:              Intel Itanium 2 1300MHz
        OS Level:         Linux 2.4.18
        
  • IBM
        Model:            p655 (4 CPUs)
        CPU:              POWER4 1700 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 V2004 executable enabled for large pages
        
  • IBM AMD
        Model:            e325
        CPU:              AMD Opteron 2000 MHz
        OS Level:         Linux 2.4.19-SMP
        
  • NEC
        Model:            SX-6
        CPU:              SX-6 9GFLOP Vector processor (8 CPUs)
        OS Level:         SuperUX 12.1
        Memory:           64 GB
        Disk:             4x4 FC disks (NEC Polestar)
        
  • NEC TX7
        Model:            TX-7
        CPU:              IA64 1500 MHz (16 CPUs)
        OS Level:         Linux 2.4.18-nec3.2p1.015
        Memory:           128 GB
        Disk:             4x4 FC disks (NEC Polestar)
        
  • Linux Networx
        Model:            IA64
        CPU:              Itanium 2 1300 MHZ (4 CPUs)
        OS Level:         Linux 2.4.18-e.37smp
        Memory:           24 GB
        
  • HP RX2600
        Model:            rx2600 (2 CPUs)
        CPU:              IPF-2 1500 MHz
        OS Level:         HP-UX 11.23
        Memory:           12 GB Real memory
                          24 GB Swap space
        Disk:             1 fiber channel controllers / 5 fc disk scratch stripe
        
  • HP RX5670
        Model:            rx5670 (4 CPUs)
        CPU:              IPF-2 1500 MHz
        OS Level:         HP-UX 11.23
        Memory:           24 GB Real memory
                          50 GB Swap space
        Disk:             4 fiber channel controllers / 20 fc disk scratch stripe
        
  • HP ZX6000
        Model:            zx6000 (2 CPUs)
        CPU:              Itanium 2 1500 MHz
        OS Level:         Linux 2.4.18-e.12smp
        Memory:           6 GB
        Disk:             (8) 36 GB Ultra 160
        
  • SGI
        Model:            Altix
        CPU:              Intel Itanium 2 1500 MHz
        OS Level:         Linux 2.4
        
  • Sun
        Model:            Sun Fire V65x
        CPU:              Intel Xeon 3200 MHz
        OS Level:         Linux 2.4.20-8smp
        Memory:           6 GB
        Disk:             2 x 36GB striped SCSI
        
  • Dell PE2650 Windows
        Model:            PE2650
        CPU:              IA32 3200 MHz 1MB L3 Cache
        OS Level:         Windows 2003 Enterprise Server
        Memory:           4GB DDR200 memory
        Disk:             4 U160 36GB SCSI (software stripe)
        
  • Dell PE2650 Linux
        Model:            PE2650
        CPU:              IA32 3200 MHz 1MB L3 Cache
        OS Level:         32-bit RedHat AdvancedServer 2.1
        Memory:           4GB DDR200 memory
        Disk:             4 U160 36GB SCSI (software stripe)
        
  • Dell PE3250 Linux64a
        Model:            PE3250
        CPU:              IA64 1400 MHz 1.5MB L3 Cache
        OS Level:         64-bit RedHat AdvancedServer 2.1
        Memory:           16GB DDR200 memory
        Disk:             2 U320 36GB SCSI (software stripe)
        
  • Dell PE3250 Linux64b
        Model:            PE3250
        CPU:              IA64 1400 MHz 6MB L3 Cache
        OS Level:         64-bit RedHat AdvancedServer 2.1
        Memory:           16GB DDR200 memory
        Disk:             2 U320 36GB SCSI (software stripe)