Crucial developments to the software have reduced the amount of data sent via MPI communication, cut down on the number of synchronization points and improved computational load balancing using the automatic domain decomposition tool (ADT).
ADT allows users to decompose the domain quickly and efficiently, instead of relying on a tedious and often inaccurate manual procedure. All of this makes it possible to extend scaling to up to 32 cores and achieve runtime improvements of as much as 16x.
The physical models and numerical methods of FLOW-3D/MP v4.0 are based on FLOW-3D v9.3.2. Read a complete list of these features.
“This new version will enable our user community to achieve highly-accurate and reliable answers in a half day or less which might have previously taken a week,” said David Souders, Flow Science’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
FLOW-3D/MP, first released in 2006, uses multi-block methodology to decompose the computational domain into blocks, which are then distributed among the nodes in a cluster. FLOW-3D/MP has been benchmarked and tested extensively on both Windows Compute Cluster and Linux workstations.
Flow Science has commenced shipment of this new release to customers under maintenance contracts.
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