The multiple processors available in today’s computers have opened the door to parallel processing. This ability has revolutionized the speed of our field solvers to analyze models.
At the same time, the widespread access to 64 bit systems allows the software a more effective use of available RAM (*).
This combination of multiple processors with powerful memory – the power of the computer in use – affects in a great manner the performance of any simulation. INTEGRATED users are encouraged to upgrade their machines to experience the full power of the parallelization.
Certainly multi-threading is becoming the norm, as well as the availability of greater memory, and this combination enables the solution of problems that not long ago were simply too large to be solved with previous standard computing equipment.
(*) RAM is the place in a computer where the operating system, application programs, and data in current use are kept so that they can be quickly reached by the computer’s processor.