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Computer performance for nonlinear analysis

Question asked by Kaushik Korat on Feb 21, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 22, 2011 by Richard Hallman

We have the below system for performing non-linear (solid-mesh) analysis. Currently it takes about 8 hours to 20 hours depending on the model. The final result folder is usually about. The computer is only used for simulation, no other software installed on the computer.

Just wanted to find out what improvements can I make to this system to get faster results. This system is only few months old.

At what point second computer/SW license makes sense.

 

Is anybody aware of SW simulation license leasing program. Currently we have a backlog of simulation that needs to be completed. We probably don't need two permanent full time license as there are times we hardly have any analysis.

 

Need to figure out some solution soon.

All advice is really appreciated.

 

Thank you,

-KK

 

Current system:

Dell T3500, Win 7 prof. 64 bit

Six Core Xeon W3680 3.33 GHz, 6 GB 1333 MHz ECC Memory

1GB ATI FirePro V4800, 1TB SATA 3.0Gb/s, 7200 RPM hard drive

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