A new speed record has been obtained with EMPIRE XCcel. On a dual Xeon X5580 (3.2GHz, 8MB L3, 6.4 GT/s, 1333 MHZ, Quad Core) a simulation performance of up to 2000 MCells/s could be achieved using the upcoming version 5.30.
With its on-the-fly structure and processor adapted code generation EMPIRE XCcel fully exploits the processor architecture by using the second and third level cache for multiple time stepping and parallelization on all built-in cores.
In contrast to solutions which make use of graphic card accelerators the performance obtained with EMPIRE XCcel allows the usage of the complete built-in memory. On a 64 bit operation system up to 96 GByte can be used today with the full simulation performance.