Opera Parallel Processing Module
About the module
Sample performance improvement:
The first model includes 19 BiotSavart conductors, and the solving time is over 2 hours and dominated by the coil field calculation (over 85%). The breakdown of the solve process into the main three stages is presented in Figure 4. The overall speed-up achieved using 4 threads, when compared with the singlethread case is 3.21 times.
The number of threads enabled also depends upon the number of multicore licenses available. The licenses enable 22n threads to be used, where n is the number of licenses reserved.
For example, if you have 3 stress licenses and 3 multi-core parallel licenses, then at any one time you could run:
• 3 stress analyses, each using 4 threads
• 3 stress analyses, 1 using 16 threads, 1 using 4 threads and 1 using 1 thread.
• 3 stress analysis, 1 using 64 threads and 2 using 1 thread.
The Multi-core parallel licenses are available in the same configuration as your solver licenses; ie locked or floating on a network.
Control of the feature is via the Opera Manager – simply choose the number of threads to be used for the next solution.