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ranjith February 17, 2009 07:27

Workstation for CFX

We are looking at an HP Workstation for CFX and Ansys FE. What would be the best processor configuration for this. Right now we are looking at a quad core Xeon Processor with 16 GB RAM. Would a configuration of two dual core Xeon processors be better. We currently have an academic version of Ansys which I think does not support multiple threads. Please advice...

Glenn Horrocks February 17, 2009 17:56

Re: Workstation for CFX

Academic licenses are much cheaper than commercial licenses so that changes the equation somewhat. You should do the numbers to check based on the cost/performance you are quoted, but I would expect your optimum would be a cluster of mid-range workstations and parallel licenses for CFX. For ANSYS FE the best way is to have a single large machine with fast CPU, LOTS of memory (all you can afford) and a fast hard drive (RAID array).

There are some recommendations for ANSYS FE machines on a white paper in the CFX Community page.

Glenn Horrocks

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