Suggested hardware for Simulation CFD

Issue:

With the large number of computing options available today, it can be quite challenging to select a system that will deliver optimum performance and capacity at a reasonable price. Instead of recommending the "minimum" computing specifications to run Simulation CFD, we are listing the specifications of the computers used by the Application Engineers at Autodesk.

Solution:

Recommended Desktop:

Model: Dell T5610 with Intel Dual Xeon E5-2650 V2 (8 Core HT, 2.6GHz Turbo)
RAM: +32GB
Video: Nvidia Quadro 4000
Hard Drive: 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD

Recommended Laptop:

Model: Dell M4800 with Intel i7-4900MQ @ 2.7 GHz (4 Cores)
RAM: +16GB
Video: Nvidia Quadro K2100M
Hard Drive: 256GB SSD


See Also:

The Simulation CFD Solver only uses 2^n cores. This means that we only solve on 1,2,4,8,16,32, ... cores.  Generally the performance/value marker starts to end around 16 cores with the 2014 solver. There are still some performance gains with 32 cores, but not much for the cost.

Products:

Simulation CFD

Versions:

2012;2013;2014;2015

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