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hellorishi March 17, 2010 12:13

Dream CFD workstation ? Just cooling limitation !

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

Thanks in advance.

JBeilke March 17, 2010 12:23

plaunie March 19, 2010 15:27

anyone know what that would cost?

JBeilke March 19, 2010 16:19

Just ask them.

To get an idea:

hellorishi March 26, 2010 07:34

That looks interesting.

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 ?

perryelliot May 17, 2010 18:32

I like the looks of Cray's CX1-iWS, especially given the limitation you have on cooling. It uses Xeon processors..

- Elliot

hellorishi May 19, 2010 10:09

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.

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