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Two New Features Coming to 3DCS that Vastly Increase Analysis Speed

DCS is adding two new features to 3DCS that will greatly decrease your analysis time, getting you the answers you need faster than ever before. 

  • Shared Memory - Single Machine Multi-Core Processing - Enhanced speed on standard 3DCS software
  • Distributed Parallelization - Cloud Computing - Pay per use high performance processing 

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Monte Carlo Analysis, especially in complex models and models using FEA (Finite Element Analysis) data can take a long time to finish running and provide outputs. These two new features help you reduce these run times significantly. 

New Feature - Multi-Core Processing 

3DCS is adding a new feature, Shared Memory processing. This will allow users to utilize multiple computer cores in order to run simulations. This breaks the simulation up, running the components in parallel, and then recombining them to deliver the results. 

multiple-cores-cpu.jpgShared Memory processing is coming to the baseline 3DCS, in all versions (Multi-CAD, CATIA, NX, Creo, etc.) and will be available to all users under active maintenance. 

When using Shared Memory processing, there are some slight modifications to the data based on the simulation seeding. 

Interested in learning more? How do you use and activate Multi-Core processing? Are there any changes in the results, and what are they?

Join us in two weeks for the free webinar and learn all about Multi-Core processing. 

  • When: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
  • Where: Gotomeeting
  • Cost: FREE

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3DCS Cloud Computing - Distributed Memory Parallelization

3DCS Distributed cloud computing uses cloud computer farms to provide greatly scaled up computing power. These are groups of computers off-site that can be utilized to run high demand processes much faster than using local machines. This offers two great benefits:

1. Incredibly fast process speeds - time savings of 50%, 60% or even 70%! 

2. Off-site computing means your machine is free to allow you to continue working on your projects

The workflow gives users a lot of control over how many machines they want to utilize, how many simulations and the hours they want to use. Generally, a more complex simulation would demand a larger amount of machines dedicated to it in order to return the same kinds of results as a more simplified simulation. 

In addition, Distributed Memory takes advantage of Shared Memory to utilize multiple cores of each cloud computer, further multiplying your run speeds and giving even greater time savings!

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What this promises for the future is the ability to send out simulation and analysis runs that might take days, and get your results back in hours, all the while keeping your own machines free.

Learn more at the upcoming webinar in the Enhanced Performance Webinar Series

  • When: Thu, Sep 28, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
  • Where: Gotomeeting
  • Cost: FREE

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Topics: CATIA 3DCS Tolerance Analysis FEA CATIA V6 Webinar Siemens NX 3DCS Creo