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System requirements for a simulation desktop

Question asked by Andy Krispie on May 27, 2010
Latest reply on Jun 10, 2010 by Charles Culp

I need to purchase a new desktop optimized to run SW2010 simulation as my laptop just isn't cutting it.  Models will not be overly complex (50k elements maybe) but I will be running a lot of them and would like to optimize solve time.  Should I give any specific requests to the IT department (minimum RAM/processor speed/GPU), or will any old typical CAD rig do the trick?  I presume that the recommended requirements given on the box are somewhat broad in order to maximize the potential customer base.


Any suggestions would be appreciated.