Building Optimized Configurations for MD Nastran
By PierreReynes on Jun 23, 2009
MD Nastran is a very high compute and I/O intensive application. Jobs can run for days and generate terabytes of data. Any processing or I/O optimization will help running more jobs concurrently and for shorter periods of time. From storage (Internal? Network Attached? SAS? HDD? SSD?) to memory (how much per node? per job?), the Sun BluePrints article "Sun Business Ready HPC for MD Nastran" provides interesting suggestions to help designing optimized configurations and avoiding processor or I/O bottlenecks. Detailed configuration examples and performance test results are provided.