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Kevin - not sure if you're still debating this, but I can tell youfrom working with one of the engineers at FloWorks on other issuesthat multi-core is only going to help you run multiple simulationsat once - 1 simulation, 1 processor core - as for the 32-bit/64-bitthey found it generally lets you run larger models (more nodes) butactually increases simulation time - my P4 3.6 never touches mostof the 4GB of RAM it's got during simulations (some up to aweek) - the consensus I've found was to spend the extra cashon a processor chiller and overclock it instead of loading it withRAM and multi-processor setups - not an easy solution but the bestfor breakneck speed or large simulations
Kevin, CosmosWorks can use very well 2 cores (NOTE: FFE+ and Sparsefor STATIC)
I do not have official data but I believe it cannot use morecpu's yet.
I do not know anybody who has tried 4 cores.
Please note that CosmosFloWorks is different.
Chris's answer is correct but applies only to FloWorks.
Anyway using a double or quicker CPU is useless if you donot have enough RAM.
930'000 DOF need about 400 MB ram with FFE+ and 4GBram with Sparse.
So if you cannot simplify your model (or mesh), you have to useFFE+ or upgrade to a 64bit PC with at least 4 or 6GB ram.
When your Cosmos stays completely in ram and not in VM,
then you can think about the speed (or the number) of the CPU's.