Solving things faster

New sparse solvers that can support parallel processing on multi-processing systems will help engineers who perform analysis get their jobs done faster.

New sparse solvers that can support parallel processing on multi-processing systems will help engineers who perform linear static stress, Mechanical Event Simulation (MES), electrostatics, fluid flow and heat transfer analysis get their jobs done faster.

Algor engineers, the developers of the new solvers, benchmarked the analysis runtimes of the solvers to test their performance on dual-processor systems.

In the studies, an MES analysis of a CAD model finished in 11.3 minutes with the new solver, compared to 138 minutes with the previous solver. The new fluid flow solver completed an unsteady analysis of a model approximately 16.4 times faster in a similar comparison. For steady-state heat transfer, the new solver completed the analysis of a CAD model approximately 733% faster at 9.3 minutes, compared to 68.2 minutes with the previous one.

Ray Mort of the AVT Engineering Company in Hurst, Texas, said, ‘The new sparse solver technology for MES significantly improves my analysis runtimes. I can now verify several design iterations during the course of a day on models that used to require overnight analysis runs.’

The software is available for PC workstations running Windows 98/2000/NT/Me/XP.

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