How are design engineers benefiting from ever-increasing advances on the hardware side? More sophisticated and accessible simulation and analysis is one area where new chip platforms are delivering results.
Consider a partnership between Intel and ESI Group. The two have been collaborating to optimize ESI Group’s Visual Environment Version 3.0 to take full advantage of Intel’s multi-core processors. ESI Group is leveraging Intel’s Vtune and Thread Checker software tools to fully exploit the multi-core architecture.
The result has been a significant step forward in realistic simulations using a minimum of 10 million elements for crash simulation, company officials said. ESI Group is reporting up to a 250% performance boost in data processing from Visual Environment Version 2.5 to Version 3.0 optimized on the latest Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5100 series, and more than 4 GB allocated in memory using Windows XP 64-bit on the latest multi-core Intel Xeon processor.
ESI Group officials say the partnership results will enable customers to design a single crash model that covers the crash and safety simulation domain as a while.