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wlt_1985 November 16, 2009 04:29

looking for high performance CPU in doing modeling by CFD FLUENT
I am looking for a high performance CPU for doing modeling by CFD FLUENT. Unfortunately I do not know how to choose a suitable CPU in order to let my project being done smoothly. Can anyone please tell me the specification or requirement of the best CPU in order to do my project well.


bramv101 November 17, 2009 15:30

XEON 5500 series is excellent

wlt_1985 November 20, 2009 02:40

yoyo.....thanks a lot....

wlt_1985 November 20, 2009 05:42


Originally Posted by bramv101 (Post 236669)
XEON 5500 series is excellent

how about i7 with x58? What do you think?

bramv101 November 20, 2009 09:15

The price difference between Xeon and i7 is there for a reason off course.
Xeon are dedicated CPU's for heavy workload.

But if you don't have the money, i7 is for sure a good alternative.
Just make sure that you don't ruin your CPU speed with slow memory or slow hard drives. I/O is 30 percent of your speed

wlt_1985 November 22, 2009 10:54

It helps me a lot.

cfdgeeks December 14, 2009 23:57

try a NVIDIA $12000
try a mac $12000

build it yourself. $3000. let me know if u need more help

Javier Touceda February 4, 2010 12:32

If you are really interested in HPC, you can choose work in a supercomputacional center.......... it's about 0,15-0,25€/Hr*CPU

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