To test its performance, we carried out a series of simulation benchmarks with a Quadro K6000, comparing it to both to another Nvidia GPU card, the Nvidia Tesla® K20c, and to an equivalent system with two Xeon E5-2650 CPUs.
As shown in the graph below, both GPU cards offered a significant benefit when compared to CPU simulation. However, for larger models, with tens of millions of mesh cells, the Quadro K6000 showed a performance improvement of between 30% and 35% compared to the Tesla K20c, giving a four-fold speedup compared to the CPU simulation. The benchmarks were performed on a ProViz W60 workstation with the time domain solver in CST STUDIO SUITE 2013. The hardware for this benchmark was kindly provided by CADnetwork.
|The speedup compared to CPU computing for the Tesla K20c and the Quadro K6000 when simulating a multi-port IC package (pictured).|