Agenda            Desktop vs. Workstation                   Overview                  ECC Memory              CPUs - Xeon ...
Workstation Attributes Desktop Attributes                    ECC Memory  Non-ECC Memory                Up to 12 DIMM Slots...
Error Correcting Code (ECC)• When a memory bit inadvertently flips states• Caused by radiation, design problem, hardware f...
• ECC memory uses a 72 bit word size (64 bits for data and 8 bits for the ECC code)      • Any single bit error is correct...
• ECC memory support• Better Graphics• More Performance                                                                   ...
Workstation                                     Desktop                                                                   ...
Higher performing Xeon CPUs for;•Need more than one discrete video card•Need more than 32 GB of memory•Need more cores for...
SolidWorks 2011 Performance                              Processor SubscoreXeon E3-12703.4 GHz                            ...
Professional WorkstationFeatures Supported such as RealViewIntel® Xeon® processor E3             Intel® Core™ i7family Int...
SolidWorks 2011 Performance Test                                                         Graphics Score Xeon E3-1275      ...
• Longer life cycles   • More reliability and stability   • Certified drivers that have been tested with ISV software     ...
SolidWorks 2011 Performance Test                                            Graphics Subscores              Xeon E3-1270  ...
If you need the horsepower of a 3D video card, this demo  will help illustrate the performance difference between         ...
If you are using an older video card…
If you work on…                          Recommended Video SolutionSmall assemblies with simple parts       Intel Integrat...
• SolidWorks has been tested on the hardware platform• Assurance that SolidWorks will run properly• Many problems and bugs...
SolidWorks Certified Video Solutions         Consumer Video (Ge                                NVIDIA Quadro   SolidWorks ...
Attribute                       SATA          SAS           SSD (SATA)Acoustics                       Low          High   ...
• Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID)     • Different ways to use more than one HDD           • To improve perform...
Lenovo E30 ThinkStation Vs. Performance Desktop                        Increasing Cost                                    ...
Check out my blogsite atwww.cadcamperformance.com• Not a commercial for Lenovo!• Weekly blog roundup• Papers related to So...
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How do you know whether workstations or desktops are a better option for CAD/CAM engineers and designers? This presentation will help you decide how to make the best decision for your business. Created by Lenovo's CAD/CAM Evangelist, Bill Martin-Otto and presented at SolidWorks World 2012.

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Desktop vs Workstation | Lenovo | SolidWorks World 2012

  1. 1. Agenda Desktop vs. Workstation Overview ECC Memory CPUs - Xeon vs. Core Video – Integrated and Discrete ISV Certification Hard Drive Options Price Performance
  2. 2. Workstation Attributes Desktop Attributes ECC Memory Non-ECC Memory Up to 12 DIMM Slots Max 4 DIMM Slots Max Up to 6 I/O Slots 4 I/O Slots Max Intel Xeon CPUs Intel Core-i CPUs Professional Graphics Consumer Graphics ISV Certification No ISV Certifications SATA, SAS HDDs SATA HDDs Many RAID Configs Limited RAID Configs Price Performance LeadFor Content Consumers For Content Creators Can run Solidworks Runs SolidWorks faster and more reliably!
  3. 3. Error Correcting Code (ECC)• When a memory bit inadvertently flips states• Caused by radiation, design problem, hardware failure• Consequences • System crash… Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) • System lock up • Possibly no impact Binary Decimal • And the worst thing… SolidWorks Data Corruption! 10010011 147• Bit errors occur approximately 1 per month per GB 10000011 131 • Some data suggests a much higher error rate, up to 1 per day! Bit flipped! I thought I made that a 147!• Approx 25 times more likely to have system outage with non-ECC memory
  4. 4. • ECC memory uses a 72 bit word size (64 bits for data and 8 bits for the ECC code) • Any single bit error is corrected• Only in Workstation/Server chipsets • Xeon CPUs 4 Hour Down Time • Desktop motherboard chipsets do not $800 support ECC $600• ECC memory is about twice the cost of non-ECC • About $35 per GB $400• Downtime cost to your business! $200•What’s the cost if bad data is released to $0 $50 $80 $100 $150production? User hourly rate
  5. 5. • ECC memory support• Better Graphics• More Performance Intel® HD Graphics P3000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 2000
  6. 6. Workstation Desktop For Content creators Recommend Xeon CPUs for 3D CAD Recommend HD P3000 graphics or discrete video 4 4 4 Recommend using ECC memory1.Intel® Xeon® E3 1225 supports 6M Cache – 2. Intel® Xeon® E3 1225 does not support Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology 3. Intel® Xeon® E3 1225 only supports up to 8 way multi tasking 4. Intel® Core™i3 processors will support ECC memory when paired with the Intel® C200 Chipset Series used on workstation platforms.
  7. 7. Higher performing Xeon CPUs for;•Need more than one discrete video card•Need more than 32 GB of memory•Need more cores for improved simulationand rendering!
  8. 8. SolidWorks 2011 Performance Processor SubscoreXeon E3-12703.4 GHz 15%Xeon E3-1220 7%3.1 GHzCore i3-21203.3 GHz 85 90 95 100 105 110 115 120 Score (sec, lower is better)
  9. 9. Professional WorkstationFeatures Supported such as RealViewIntel® Xeon® processor E3 Intel® Core™ i7family Intel® HD Graphics P3000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
  10. 10. SolidWorks 2011 Performance Test Graphics Score Xeon E3-1275 10% Core i3-2120 HD 2000 50 52 54 56 58 60 62 64 66 68 70 Graphics Score (Lower is better)Note: All of the Intel Xeon E3-12x5 CPUs have HD P3000 graphics and all perform the same on this test
  11. 11. • Longer life cycles • More reliability and stability • Certified drivers that have been tested with ISV software Productivity Prof Target Enterprise NVIEW Apps Multi Display 3D Apps Product NVIDIA User Support Support Testing Technology ISV Cert Lifecycle Warranty Mosaic  Design &Quadro® Visualization Professional   Professional Display Scaling  36 months 3-yearGeForce Consumer    Surround  9-12 months 1-yr
  12. 12. SolidWorks 2011 Performance Test Graphics Subscores Xeon E3-1270 NVIDIA Quadro 2000NVIDIADiscrete Xeon E3-1270 NVIDIA Quadro 600 Video Xeon E3-1270 NVIDIA Quadro 400 50% Xeon E3-1275 Intel Intel HD P3000 Integrated Core i3-2120 Video Intel HD 2000 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Score (lower is better)
  13. 13. If you need the horsepower of a 3D video card, this demo will help illustrate the performance difference between integrated and discrete graphics
  14. 14. If you are using an older video card…
  15. 15. If you work on… Recommended Video SolutionSmall assemblies with simple parts Intel Integrated HD Graphics P3000Medium assemblies with simple parts NVIDIA Quadro 2000Large assemblies with simple parts, or NVIDIA Quadro 4000Medium assemblies with complex partsLarge assemblies with complex parts NVIDIA Quadro 5000
  16. 16. • SolidWorks has been tested on the hardware platform• Assurance that SolidWorks will run properly• Many problems and bugs have been fixed• Better customer support, some ISV’s will not support their app on non-certified platforms• Less risk having to spend time figuring out why your hardware is not running SolidWorksproperly!• Optimized drivers for SolidWorks
  17. 17. SolidWorks Certified Video Solutions Consumer Video (Ge NVIDIA Quadro SolidWorks Intel HD P3000 Force/Radeon) 400 - 6000 Version 2012 2011 2010Data from SolidWorks website, using Windows 7 64 bit OSNot all certified Professional cards are listed
  18. 18. Attribute SATA SAS SSD (SATA)Acoustics Low High NoneReliability (MTBF) 700k hrs 1.6m hrs Depends on usageSequential Read Max (MB/s) 70 170 260Sequential Write Max (MB/s) 70 100 2504K Random Read (MB/s) 0.3 1.4 144K Random Write (MB/s) 1 1.1 35Approximate Price $0.2 / GB $1.1 / GB $1.6 / GBPlatform Support All Workstation/ All Server
  19. 19. • Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) • Different ways to use more than one HDD • To improve performance • To improve availability • To improve both performance and availability Min RAID Name What it does Benefit HDDs 0 Striping 2 Writes data across multiple drives, allows data to be written and Speed read faster 1 Mirroring 2 Writes the same data across multiple drives Redundancy 5 Striping with 3 Writes data across multiple drives with parity bits Speed and Redundancy Parity 10 Striped with 4 Combines RAID 1 and RAID 0 together - Speed plus fault tolerance Speed and Redundancy MirroringNotes – Raid 5 vs. 10When a drive fails in a RAID 5 config, you can continue to read data but can no longer write until the failed drive is replacedWhen a drive fails in a RAID 10 config, you can continue to operate as usual and replace the failed drive at a later time
  20. 20. Lenovo E30 ThinkStation Vs. Performance Desktop Increasing Cost Increasing Performance For less than the cost of a performance desktop you can get more performance out of a workstation!Notes;• Performance desktop was an Intel Core i5-2400, 4 GB RAM, Integrated Intel HD Graphics 2000• Lenovo ThinkStation E30 CPUs as listed, all had 4 GB RAM• Video as listed (NVIDIA Quardro = Qxxx)
  21. 21. Check out my blogsite atwww.cadcamperformance.com• Not a commercial for Lenovo!• Weekly blog roundup• Papers related to SolidWorks performance • Case studies • Reference Architecture • etc.
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