Easy Deployment for Complexity - Advantech Visualization with Intel® Select Solutions
However, as data size increases significantly, the limitations of graphics-processing hardware makes visualizing data at large scale a significant challenge. While interactive visual computing of large 3D data is becoming critical in many industries, reducing system costs also becomes a significant factor when making decisions.
However, a breakthrough has emerged: Ray tracing techniques, provided by Intel® Rendering Framework, handles large datasets, offers high fidelity visualizations, is optimized for parallel processing architectures, and is open source, thus providing a significant alternative to graphics hardware. Ray tracing performance on graphics hardware proves to be a significant challenge when the data size is too large to fit into limited GPU memory. Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor based implementations, utilizing its inherent parallel processing features, enable leading performance that is often competitive with traditional hardware-accelerated, rasterized triangle rendering. The technical solutions available with GPU-based rendering no longer provide a strong balance between performance, visual fidelity, and cost.
Advantech has chosen to partner with Intel to verify its HPC-8212 and ASMB-925 server board and SKY-524 server as Intel® Select Solutions for Professional Visualization. This enables users of the systems to benefit from Intel’s experience in simulation, modeling and visualization markets with workload-optimized performance from Intel Xeon Scalable processors.
Introduction to Intel Select Solutions for Professional Visualization
Intel Select Solutions for Professional Visualization provide a fast path for purchasing and deploying a cluster to enable compute and visualization workloads with less cost, limitations, and system challenges. Intel Select Solutions for Professional Visualization consist of a pre-validated selection of software and hardware components designed to meet the demands of HPC and enterprise applications that include visualization workflows. These systems also provide the capabilities and agility needed to eliminate the need for multiple single-purpose systems. In addition, the performance of key system characteristics is verified for Intel Select Solutions for Professional Visualization at both the node and cluster level.
The Intel Select Solution for Professional Visualization performance requirements have been established using HPL, HPCG, DGEMM, STREAM, IMB PingPong, OSPRay, and ParaView benchmarks. Intel Select Solutions consists of select hardware, various Intel® Xeon® processor technologies, Intel® Omni-Path interconnect along with optimized software and firmware configurations. It consists of the following components.
The system must be comprised of at least one Frontend node (Advantech HPC-8212 Chassis + ASMB-925 Serverboard) and 3 Compute nodes (Advantech SKY-524).
Front End Node (Advantech HPC-8212 Chassis + ASMB-925 Server Board)
Front End Node Introduction - Advantech HPC-8212
The highly efficient switch-mode power supply and easy-to-maintain cooling fans enable HPC-8212 to support diverse EATX/ATX/micro ATX motherboards. The platform’s next-generation SAS 12 Gbp backplane with 4-port NVMe interface offers premium storage performance with the inclusion of a SAS12G RAID card or optional NVMe riser card. Additionally, the chassis features a 7-slot low-profile I/O bracket in the rear panel as the default, and can be fitted with optional 3-slot full-height I/O brackets. The HPC8212 series also supports a wide input power range and a 550W to 800W redundant power supply.
Front End Node Introduction - Advantech Server Board ASMB-925
ASMB-925 provides five PCIe x16 and one PCIe x8 in Gen3 speed. In addition, the full ASMB-925 SKU has dual Gigabit and dual 10GbE Ethernet LAN ports that eliminate network bottlenecks. (ASMB-925 I & T2 SKUs only)
One of RJ-45 LAN connector (LAN2) is shared for IPMI function that allows remote control management. High reliability and outstanding performance makes ASMB-925 the ideal platform for industrial server/networking applications.
By using the Intel C621/C622 chipset, the ASMB-925 offers a variety of features such as 6 x USB3.0 and 5 x USB 2.0 connectivity, 8 x onboard SATA III. It supports software RAID 0, 1, 10 and 5 (Windows only*), and with the latest Intel RSTe (Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise) it provides a compelling RAID solution for NVMe SSDs via Intel VROC (Virtual RAID on CPU) HW key. These powerful I/O capabilities ensure even more reliable data storage capabilities and high-speed I/O peripheral connectivity.
Compute Node (Advantech SKY-524 Server)
Architected around the Cutting edge technologies with Intel Xeon Scalable processor family and support up to 24 DIMMs per Node (Intel® Xeon® Gold 6150 processors in Intel Select Solution for Professional Visualization configurations)
For more information of Advantech HPC-8212, ASMB-925 Server board, and SKY-524 verified Intel® Select Solutions for Professional Visualization, please go to the following website or contact Advantech directly:
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