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Old   September 16, 2012, 23:13
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Dear friends:
I have a Dell workstation with 2 xeon cpus 8cores,and 16G memeroy, could you please tell me it is a sharedMemory system or a distributed memory system.
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That is shared memory. Not that it makes a huge difference, nearly all parallel CFD codes work with domain decomposition, which does not require shared memory. In fact, there is a whole thread on how OpenMPI for example deals with CPU and core affinity and the related non-uniform memory access.
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