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Old   September 18, 2008, 05:56
Default STAR-CD on a cluster
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Kasper
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Hi,

I want to hear if anyone of you can share some of your experience and knowledge regarding STAR-CD on a cluster.

We are participating in a project with a cluster from dell (blade) with win2008 HPC version. A total of 64 CPU cores (8 nodes with 2 quad cores each). There is also a management node.

Basically I would like to get some input on how it is all setup. Software wise in regard to star-cd. Also if you have any experience of encountered problems and such.

Please dont hesitate, I need as much information as possible.

BR Kasper Skriver
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Old   September 18, 2008, 09:22
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TG
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Your first problem is that HPC Server 2008 isn't even released as anything other than a beta OS. Nobody supports beta OS's until after they are officially released. Your second problem is that STAR and just about every other CFD package around scale horribly on today's quad cores. The only thing worse than 1 quad core in a node is 2 quad cores. Your third problem is that STAR-CD is not available for Win2008 HPC yet which kind of makes the first 2 problems rather unimportant.

I would suggest you seriously start talking to the support people at CD-adapco.

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Old   September 19, 2008, 17:34
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it is not good to do parallel computation on windows because you need to install the software on each machine. This is rubbish.
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