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New Tower Not Performing as expected

Question asked by Mike Ramsey on Mar 4, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 30, 2015 by David Hooper

We just purchased a new tower about 2 months back specificly for FEA and CFD to free up individual users machines for these simulation tasks. The problem is that it's taking twice as long on this computer to run simulations as it is on our standard workstations and laptops. For example I ran a test on my laptop and on the new tower; my laptop ran it in a bit over 44 minutes, the new tower took 2 hours 18 minutes. The only difference between the machines is the hardware, our IT guys have a corprate version of windows with the add-ons they require and nothing else that gets installed on every computer no matter what it is. So with that being said here are the specs of the tower:


Dell T 7610

Win 7 SP1 64 Bit

Dual Xeon E5-2630 @ 2.60 GHz (Tried with hyperthreading on and off, didn't make a noticable difference)

128 GB Ram

SCSI Hard Drive 930GB total size, using about 500 GB

GPU is a NVIDIA Quadro K2000


And just for comparison my laptop specs are:

Dell M 4700

Win 7 SP1 64 Bit

Intel i7-3740QM CPU @ 2.70 GHz

GPU is a NVIDIA Quadro K2000M