Please download SGI Technology Guide for users of Abaqus FEA®. This guide is intended to help customers make knowledgeable choices in regards to selecting high-performance computing (HPC) hardware to optimally run Abaqus FEA software from the SIMULIA brand of Dassault Systèmes. This guide reviews the performance of Abaqus FEA executed on three types of SGI platforms: the SGI® Rackable™ cluster, the SGI® ICE™ X cluster and the SGI® UV™ 2000 Shared Memory Parallel (SMP) platform. In addition to presenting performance results on these three computer platforms, we discuss the benefits of using multicore Intel® processors, the trade-offs of different network topologies, NVIDIA® compute GPU device performance and the use of SGI® MPI PerfBoost™. Also included are sizing guidelines and recommendations for HPC computing platforms running Abaqus FEA.