|October 11, 2011, 10:56||
looking for a cluster to run a case
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I have a multiphase case on Openfoam 2.0.1.
Actually I am running it on a 12 cores PC under ubunutu-linux.
The total human time for the simulation on such a machine should be 15 days (360h).
I need to speed up the resolution.
initial file size : 200Mo
Results : 200Mo*30 saves => approx. 6Go
Does anyone know where and how I can find some solution to run it on a supercluster?
|October 12, 2011, 06:14||
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cloudnumbers.com offers computing resources also for Openfoam. But I didn't try it myself.
|October 20, 2011, 22:57||
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That's what I thought, the cell count is too low.
Just imagine, you've got a transportation task to solve. You've got 12 vans to do this, every van has to drive the route only once to finish the job. Now you find out, it takes to long. Do you think you will get a significant speedup when using 100 vans? No one of this vans can drive faster due to the speed limit, so it only might take longer due to a self-caused traffic jam...
Translated to your problem: With that low cell count you will not get a significant speedup when using a cluster. You've got only 80 000 cells per core, which is about the lower limit to use per core. When further reducing the cells per core, the solution will even take LONGER, as communication effort increases.
Maybe you could go down to 60 000 cells per core as it is a multiphase flow, but you will never obtain a speedup of factor 2 or 3 just by using more cores.
Unsteady simulations always need some time. As long as it is no trivial testcase, it takes enough time for the user to get impatient. This doesn't make happy, but is close to a law of nature.
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