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leeruoyun August 12, 2009 15:09

4 core & 8 core: same 64bit XP, Xeon, x5570, 2.93GHZ
for same *.def file, run both on 4 core & 8 core workstation (other config are same: 64bit XP, Xeon, x5570, 2.93GHZ)

see cpu info here:

4 core is converged within 300 iterations, while 8 core not converged within 300

why ? CPU bothers ?

thanks for advice !

version: CFX12 64 bit

ghorrocks August 12, 2009 23:06

It is unusual for adding extra processes to affect the convergence of the simulation. What type of simulation is it?

Glenn Horrocks

leeruoyun August 14, 2009 02:58

thank you !

it is really strange. any random initilization for CFX ? e.g., how solver to kick off the flow with the prescribed turbulent intensity ? In this case, we would always get different results for different run (i do not believe this as when i run 2 time in the same pc, results are same), puzzled ........ slower or faster we should always get the same thing ah ...

ghorrocks August 16, 2009 08:24


CFX only uses random numbers (to my knowledge) in modelling lagrangian particles with turbulence and in generating inlet/initial conditions for LES models. I do not know of any other random numbers used in CFX - but I am not a developer so I am only guessing.

You still have not described what you are doing.


leeruoyun August 19, 2009 00:47

hi i am doing porous media (seepage flow) problem... i will test another case soon (free surface problem) ...

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