Last Updated on: 2024-04-10

This benchmark focuses on the 5MW_OC4Jckt_DLL_WTurb_WavesIrr_MGrowth simulation, which simulates an offshore, fixed-bottom NREL 5-MW turbine. The computational emphasis is placed on the intricate HydroDyn wave-dynamics calculation.

Software versions

The software versions used in this benchmark were the following:

Component Version
OpenMP 201511
OpenFAST v3.5.2
gcc, g++, gfortran 11.4.0 (Ubuntu 11.4.0-1ubuntu1~22.04)
kernel 6.6.12-linuxkit

Execution times comparison

Faster execution times are better

Cost vs Time

The following plot shows how the execution times and costs vary with the number of cores for each machine family. For this specific simulation it is better to have a fast cpu instead of many cores, with c2d family being the most cost-effective.