Flow Science announced the availability of a new release of FLOW-3D/MP, the distributed memory version of its flagship CFD software, FLOW-3D. FLOW-3D/MPv5.0 enables engineers to take advantage of the scaling potential of the software on multi-core clusters, and offers performance and scaling improvements compared to standardFLOW-3D v10.1 for workstations and to the prior release of FLOW-3D/MP, v4.2.
With the new release, physical models are fully synced with FLOW-3D v10.1, and an automatic decomposition tool allows directional decomposition. It also features parallelization based on the Hybrid MPI-OpenMP methodology, and true domain decomposition. It is also fully compatible with the FLOW-3D v10.1 GUI for post-processing results.
"Parallelization is the future of CFD. Users continue to simulate larger and more complex problems. By heavily investing in the development of our HPC infrastructure, we will allow our users to meet and even exceed their complex simulation needs," said Michael Barkhudarov, vice president of research and development.
FLOW-3D/MP uses a multi-block domain decomposition technique to distribute the simulation onto compute nodes in a cluster. The new release has been tested extensively and is currently supported on Linux systems (RHEL 5 and 6 and SUSE 11).
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