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Every couple years there is a hot new technology that gets a lot of press, and clients are interested in learning more about how this technology may help them do more engineering.

[UPDATE]: AMD EPYC team sent us a takedown request on this page. We removed testing results that AMD EPYC may not be as fast for CAE applications that are licensed per core as Intel. Per their request, we took down the data.

If you have questions on which technology is best for your situation, reach out to TotalCAE.

It’s Not Just About the Benchmarks

TotalCAE is responsible for everything from when the user submits their simulation job to be solved, until they get their results. For this reason TotalCAE favors adopting stable and proven technologies in our HPC managed client clusters. TotalCAE On-demand cloud is more flexible, as changing machines is simple and if there is an issue, it is easy to change the hardware on the fly.

Our belief is if the users job crashes, has numerical errors, or there are other problems related to new technology, it doesn’t matter how good, fast or cheap benchmarking looks. Some criteria TotalCAE uses when evaluating new technology include:

  1. Has the solution been in the marketplace a while and had the kinks worked out by others. We don’t like to be the guinea pigs for new technology for production systems that prevent engineers from getting work done.
  2. Is the technology in widespread use by the CAE software vendors, so we can work with ISV on resolving model issues, to keep engineers working.
  3. Is the solution well supported in the field by the Linux (Red Hat) operating system, to avoid discovering stability problems that interrupt jobs.
  4. Does the solution perform much better than existing solutions at the application level to save our clients time and money.

TotalCAE will continue to keep an eye out on the space.