6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 26, 2009 3:39 AM by Prashanth Srinivasan

    Simulation benchmark testing and performance

    Rick Nagel
      We have recently upgraded our computers. One of the expectations was that analysis computation time would decrease. To date I have not seen a decrease.

      Is there some sort of "switch" like the "3gig" thing I need to employee to make this happen? Any insight would be appreciated. The change in computers was substantial and is outlined below but again no performance gain.

      OLD PC:
      Dell Laptop M6300
      XP 32 bit OS
      a single dual core 2.6 GHz processor
      3 GB of addressable memory using the "3 gig switch"
      Video card NVIDA Quadro FX 3600M

      NEW WORKSTATION:
      Dell T7400
      XP 64 bit OS
      dual quad core Xeon processors at 3.0 GHz
      8 GB of RAM
      Video card NVIDA Quadro FX 4800

      thanks in advance.

      P.S. When reviewing the task manger during an analysis most of the cores never seem to max out and typically run at 25% capacity or less.