We also ran the Euler3D HPC benchmark from the CASE lab at Oklahoma State University. This benchmark analyses airflow over a section of the wing of an aircraft in a virtual wind tunnel travelling at Mach 0.5 (half the speed of sound) using CFD (computational fluid dynamic) calculations.
Euler3D presents its results expressed as a CFD cycle frequency in hertz, so a higher number is better.
Another HPC application is fire behaviour mapping and analysis. FlamMap is used by several federal government organisations in the USA, and uses a terrain map combined with meteorological data to compute fire behaviour (likelihood, location, intensity and movement) over time.
We run the Dayfire benchmark script, using the small dataset and configure four fires per thread.
2 x Intel Xeon X5650
2 x Intel Xeon W5580
2 x AMD Opteron 6174
2 x AMD Opteron 2435
2 x Intel Xeon X5482
2 x Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775
2 x AMD Opteron 2382
Time in Seconds (lower is better)
For an explanation of what these numbers mean, head to the Conclusion.