Min. Hardware for CFD calculations
I am doing some research on hardware for CFD, because I am thinking of buying a computer. Sadly I cannot invest all that much. So I am looking for hardware specs with just enough for professional calculations and post processing: good speed, comfartable 3d data manipulation, good accuracy, and so on ...
And is there any literature concerning speed and accuracy issues for estimations?
That said, the minimum I would suggest at this time, would be an Intel Core i5 - i7 and as much ram you can fit in your budget. A decent discrete graphics card.
Additionally: I think most of your budget will go towards memory, and possibly the graphics card.
Here is a parts list to get you started.
LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24NS50 - OEM
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA
Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
ASUS Maximus III GENE LGA 1156 Intel P55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156
And welcome to the fora.
Thank you for your reply and warm welcome. I was trying to put such a list together. I will definitely keep your recommendations in mind, while choosing the hardware. And for the sake of a better overview (because I have the habbit of getting stuck on detail), would it be safe to assume the following connections:
For speed and accuracy: processor: as fast as possible and best 64-bit.
For a bigger or more detailed mesh (more grid elements): memory (RAM)
For better and faster 3d data viewing and manipulation: graphic card.
Is there anything else I should keep in mind that would be important?
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