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Performance problems with large assemblies after workstation upgrade (CREO 2.0 M210)

Re: Performance problems with large assemblies after workstation upgrade (CREO 2.0 M210)

I wonder whether LENOVO desktop BIOS contains a similar option as the HP Zbook notebook BIOS.


Martin Hanák

Re: Performance problems with large assemblies after workstation upgrade (CREO 2.0 M210)

There is possibility to prioritize GPU in UEFI (former BIOS) under devices/video setup. Default option is AUTO, other two options are IGD (internal graphics device) and PEG (PCI-e graphics device). I've set PEG, but the problem has not been resolved...

 

Radoslav.

Tooling Designer in ZF Slovakia

Re: Performance problems with large assemblies after workstation upgrade (CREO 2.0 M210)

Hey,

 

Has there been any updates on this issue? We are having similar issues. We've recently upgraded a couple computers and have noticed some improvements, but feel like it's not using all of the hardware (especially the GPU). None of the RAM, CPU, GPU are close to being completely used, yet we have issues with slow performance in some areas. We've also tried using opengl and other commands to see if we can boost performance.

 

Intel Xeon E5-1620 (3.5 GHz), 32 GB RAM, Quadro P5000

 

CPU usage is between 14-20%, RAM usage is usually between 8-10 GB, and GPU is only really used when manipulating the model. Regenerations can still take a while and fatal errors still occur, but maybe not as frequently as before. Using Creo 2.0 M120.

 

Thanks,

Nick

Re: Performance problems with large assemblies after workstation upgrade (CREO 2.0 M210)

I avoid the Xeon processors for the most part. With very few exceptions Creo is still single threaded due to it's architecture so the large number of multiple cores does not help. I use the Passmark website to examine the single thread performance of the CPU's https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php . Most of the i7 chips are faster but the counter intuitive thing is that this means that sometimes you actually have to "step down" when selecting a workstation. If you don't need crazy amounts of RAM then the HP Z2 (formerly Z200) series can be faster for less money than the Z4 (formerly Z400) series.

Re: Performance problems with large assemblies after workstation upgrade (CREO 2.0 M210)

Hey rreifsnyder,

 

Thanks for the reply. That's what I've been reading about as well, of course after the PC is built. Was hoping there might have been a different solution other than a new processor. I can't seem to find it, but Nvidia had an overview of the GPUs and showed using 'this card' compared to 'that card' equates to X amount faster (specifically for Creo) and recommended this card for larger assemblies. We used to use the K2000, so upgrading to P5000 was a huge change (the processor was upgraded a bit as well I think, but not much). It's definitely easier when panning/redefining the model, but even making animations and rendering doesn't seem to use the GPU a whole lot. Wish there was more concrete hardware recommendations, only found out about the single thread issue afterwards.

 

Take it easy,

Nick

Re: Performance problems with large assemblies after workstation upgrade (CREO 2.0 M210)

Found it. I got a warning though about the certificate for the site though, otherwise it seems legit.

 

https://www.nvidia.ca/object/ptc-creo-quadro-performance.html

 

Other than for panning and moving around in the model space, I don't see the GPU being utilized that much. Like I mentioned before, I tried playing around with the config options to enable opengl and such. I keep my settings rather low - medium, and still big assemblies can be a bit of a pain to work with. I've already had 2 fatal errors this morning: got to keep on saving (worse part is sometimes saving results in a fatal error).