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Old   March 17, 2010, 12:13
Default Dream CFD workstation ? Just cooling limitation !
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Hello,

Assuming that there is no budget limit, what would be the best configuration for a CFD workstation to run CFX (and possibly OpenFOAM) ?

Lets say, cooling is a limitation. I mean that the workstation should be able to keep itself cool in a room at ambient temperature of 25C.

I would like to hear the debate -
i7 vs Xeon
AMD vs Intel
etc...

Thanks in advance.
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Old   March 17, 2010, 12:23
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http://www.sgi.com/products/workgroup/octaneIII/
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Old   March 19, 2010, 15:27
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anyone know what that would cost?
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Old   March 19, 2010, 16:19
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Just ask them.

To get an idea:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...ap_easy_to_use
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Old   March 26, 2010, 07:34
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Thanks
That looks interesting.

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I had one more question- If it were a single core world (what I really mean is a single CFX licence) what would be the best thing out there ?

i7 or Xeon or something from AMD ?
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Old   May 17, 2010, 18:32
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I like the looks of Cray's CX1-iWS, especially given the limitation you have on cooling. It uses Xeon processors..

http://bit.ly/d7b2yu


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Old   May 19, 2010, 10:09
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As of now I might be settling for a Dell T7500 with Intel Xeon X5680 (almost similar to i7-980x). Price ranges from €5000 to €10,000 depending on what one puts in the box.

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...up-benchmarked
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