Increasing EDA Throughput with New Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 Product Family

October 25th, 2013 |
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Increasing EDA Throughput with New Intel Xeon Processor E5-2600 v2 Product Family
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IT Best Practices: Intel’s silicon design engineers need significant increases in computing capacity to deliver each new generation of silicon chips. To meet those requirements, Intel IT conducts ongoing performance tests, using the latest Intel silicon design data, to analyze the benefits of introducing compute servers based on new, more powerful processors into our electronic design automation (EDA) computing environment.

We recently tested a dual-socket server based on the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2680 v2, running single-threaded, multi-threaded, and distributed EDA applications operating on more than 500 Intel silicon design workloads. By utilizing all available cores, the server completed workloads up to 31.77x faster than a server based on a 64-bit Intel Xeon processor (3.6 GHz) with a single core. The server was up to 10.65x faster than a server based on Intel Xeon processor 5160 (3.0 GHz) with two cores.

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