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Old   January 28, 2002, 16:39
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Dear all anyone can tell me:is it possible to install FLUENT on laptop? if so, what is requirment for laptop hardware and software? thanks!
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Old   January 29, 2002, 08:50
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I am running fluent on my laptop. You must have the correct operating system, but that is the same for what ever machine you use, I am using 2000 professional. The hardware just increases the speed. I am using an 850 PIII and 256 Mb Ram, and it works well.

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Old   January 29, 2002, 10:35
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Thanks, Andrew, Is it possible to run FLUENT on CPU celeron 650 laptop? Can you tell me which brand of your laptop? since I maybe replace my laptop(celeron650 CPU).thanks for you help! Cheers
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Old   January 29, 2002, 10:58
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I have a Dell Inspiron it is brand new, as I said the speed does not matter, it will still run the program just slower, take it from me it is better to run the solver at a slower speed as it increase you ability to have a good mesh.

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Old   January 29, 2002, 22:58
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I can't imagine running fluent without being connected to the license server, so the laptop must be in line to access the server at all the times.

If you defined you lap as a license server, what a waste of money!!!

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Old   January 30, 2002, 07:32
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You quite clearly do not understand what you are talking about, still thanks very much for your imput.

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Old   January 30, 2002, 07:40
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That should be input!
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Old   January 30, 2002, 12:44
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Fluent has three types of licenses: 1) A 30 day demo license. This is not important to consider in this discussion. 2) A floating license. This requires acess to the server while you load Fluent (and occasionally afterwards). 3) A node-locked license. This will work on any machine (especially laptops). It does not need to have any connection to any other computer - not even the server.

Fluent doesn't like to give out node-locked licenses, but they will if asked. I don't see why writing a short email asking for a node-locked license is a waste of money...
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Old   January 30, 2002, 15:40
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What I understand is that you're advising using fluent in a laptop, well its a matter of resources and complexity of problems.

Laptop's processor get hot easily and cannot run several days without stop. If your problems are that simple that it can be completed in hours, good for you.

Also, if you can afford to pay several thousand USD for a node lock license to run fluent in a machine that has finite battery time, good for you also.

It's not my case

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Old   January 30, 2002, 15:51
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HGG never stated the purpose for the laptop or the type of organization that he/she works at.

1) The laptop may be just for presentations. Thus your comments about battery time and processor speed may be meaningless to HGG. 2) HGG's simulations may be simple 3D or even 2D - these often take only a few minutes on a good laptop. I ran Fluent for 2 years on a computer with about that amount of processor speed; it certainly can be done. 3) If HGG is at a university the license is free - ie no cost for a node locked license. 4) If HGG isn't using all of his/her purchased licences, he can run one on the laptop at no extra cost.

Read page 11 in the latest FluentNews newsletter. It is about running Fluent on a laptop cluster. So, yes it can be run on a laptop - it may be fast enough, and it may be free. We just need more information from HGG before jumping to conclusions.
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Old   January 31, 2002, 06:02
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I have been supplied with Fluent for my final year project by Fluent and Rolls-Royce, so it did not cost be thousands of pounds, thankfully it was free. Secondly, Laptops these days come with a power adapter hence you comment about a battery-once again is stupid. HGG wishes to use a laptop to run Fluent, I am telling him that it can be done, and done very easily, what are you telling him-nothing useful!!!!!!!

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