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Benchmark for Flow Sim

Question asked by Rich Bayless on Jun 2, 2010
Latest reply on Oct 8, 2010 by Ron Reiners

Hello,

 

I was wondering, what is the best method to measure the performance of hardware when using Flow Simulation?  What have people done for benchmarking?

 

I saw the Solidworks benchmark results at http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pz7wTpIkC7LA28ybEyxyTPw using the standard punch holder from Anna Wood's site http://www.solidmuse.com/solidworks-benchmark-punch-holder.html.

 

The punchholder test is good for Solidworks performance and stresses the CPU primarily, with relatively low memory usage.

 

Flow Sim uses lot's of memory for a high cell count model and uses the CPU's, although not fully for a single simulation.

 

I would imagine that selecting one of the tutorial models would be a good start.  Set up a configuration with boundary conditions, heat source, radiation, porous media, etc., and set refinement to achieve a specified cell count.  Then clone that configuration several times so you will be able to run one model at a time, two at a time, four at a time using batch solve.

 

Any one interested in trying something along these lines?

 

Cheers,  Rich.

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