GPU runtime results for 2D InfoWorks ICM models (October 2018 update)

This is the fifth instalment in a series of blogs I’ve written summarising run times for 2D simulations conducted on PC hardware and NVIDIA GPU cards.  The first was in December 2012, I then followed up with a second in September 2016, a third in June 2017 and a fourth in November 2017.  Each blog shows how InfoWorks ICM has been designed to leverage technological improvements as soon as new hardware platforms and new GPU cards come onto the market and how rapidly GPU technology changes.

The tables below give simulation runtimes for two of our standard 2D testing models that were run on two high-end Intel Xeon Servers, one fitted with an NVidia Quadro GP100 GPU card and the other fitted with an NVidia TESLA P100 GPU card. Continue reading

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    Make Your Operational Data Work for You

    It’s no secret, the water industry is poised to undergo a profound evolution. The advancement of internet of things (IoT) applications to the water industry with smart sensors, field telemetry, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) has provided an unprecedented amount of information in the form of big data to water systems managers.

    But large data sets without clear insight do not always lead to confident decision-making and action. On the other hand, if used correctly, these technological leaps can and will have a wide-ranging impact on utility intelligence and operational efficiency.

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      Tips & Tricks – Moving Survey Images/Attachments into the Default Fields Using SQL

      InfoNet will store an unlimited number of images and attachments per object. However there are old default fixed attachment fields, these have a green background to the data row.

      For some users their exports or reports are set to pull attachments from the default ‘green’ fields.

      Manhole Survey Attachments before migrating files into the default fields.

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        Need Speed? Get Model Simulation Results, When You Need Them

        There’s no shortage of modeling packages available to calculate flooding depths. But what if you need to model 1D infrastructure and 2D surface flooding? Freely available 2D analysis tools can take hours, or days, to run complex rainfall scenarios and don’t have the capability to accurately portray constructed flood catchments. And in an age when engineers have to do more within the same amount of time to stay ahead, analysis time is critical.

        The solution here is in making the most from your existing hardware to quickly build and simulate 1D as well as 2D overland flooding components.

        If you need to conduct holistic modeling that includes hydrology, hydraulics, water quality, 2D overland and sanitary flows, running simulations on these complex components can take hours. Long simulation run times may be okay if you are using your model for annual or even quinquennial analysis for master planning. However, if you use a storm, sanitary and overland flood model for operational action and flood risk assessment then saved time allows for quicker determination for mitigation strategies.

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          2018 Brisbane Innovyze User Event

          The 2018 Brisbane Innovyze User Event took place on the 8th & 9th August at Hotel Urban in Brisbane City.

          We hosted over 60 delegates from around Australia to share their own experiences through various case studies, live demonstrations and Q&A sessions.

          Innovyze wishes to thank all those who were involved in the conference and look forward to future user events.

          Click on an image below to download a PDF version of each presentation.

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            Enable Your Drainage Design Toolbox to Tackle Gutter Spread and Inlet Capacity

            Excel spreadsheets, hand calculations, or simple calculator utilities have long been trusted tools used by engineers to forecast road inundation due to runoff and how well storm inlets will work. But are they the most effective tools available? Even more, flow paths can be complex and difficult to accurately forecast with manual tools or calculations.

            With the right technology, we can not only simplify the workflow, but also improve the accuracy of drainage designs for a better understanding of what really happens to stormwater systems when it rains. Continue reading

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              Creating and Updating a Microsoft Server SQL or Oracle Workgroup Database

              The purpose of this post is to provide users who plan to use or currently use Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle databases for InfoNet and/or InfoWorks ICM with the resources they need to initially create and/or update their database to a new version.

              It must first be mentioned that Innovyze does not recommend using Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle rather than the Standard Workgroup Database for InfoWorks ICM and/or InfoNet. Utilizing SQL or Oracle is a matter of customer preference. The Standard Database is designed to provide the best performance with the minimal configuration for the supported Innovyze Workgroup products. If it is preferred to utilize a Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle Workgroup Database, there is a great deal of information provided in the Workgroup Data Server Administration document:

              http://innovyze.com/updates/documents/WorkgroupDataServerAdministrationNov2017.pdf

              To access the most recent Workgroup Data Server Administration document, you may find it at www.innovyze.com/updates in the same location where the Workgroup Client (InfoNet and ICM) is downloaded.

              In order to utilize SQL or Oracle databases, there will need to be a DBA (Database Administrator) in place who is experienced in managing these servers and applying scripts as these are operations that are not guided or performed by Innovyze Support. Continue reading

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                “State of the Water Industry” Report Highlights R&R, Planning, and Water Tech in 15th Edition

                For the fourth year in a row, renewal and replacement (R&R) of aging water and wastewater infrastructure has been identified as the top challenge facing US water companies, according to the American Water Works Association (AWWA) State of the Water Industry report.

                This year marks the 15th edition of the report and analyzes responses from 967 North American water industry professionals from a range of small, medium, and large utilities.

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                  Come Rain or Shine.

                  One of the (many) joys of working at Innovyze is its location. Since joining the company a couple of months ago, I’ve enjoyed a walk along the river most mornings before work. It’s not without its hazards. Bear in mind that this is Oxfordshire and therefore Inspector Morse country. I half expect to find a dead body floating among the reeds. Hasn’t happened yet. In fact, this morning I saw some live bodies as two ladies enjoyed a swim.

                  That’s pretty unusual. Ducks, coots, Canada Geese certainly, even the occasional spaniel, but relatively few people swim in the Thames. Anyone who’s been watching the BBC documentary, The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer, will understand why.

                   

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                    Leaks and bursts: find, fix and prevent them

                    Reservoir with low water level

                    If you’re concerned about leaks in your water supply network – whether they’re steady, or sudden bursts – they can be addressed. Reducing leaks and non-revenue water (NRW) means happier customers and regulators, savings on wasted water, and fewer fines.

                    You need to know:

                    • where the leaks are
                    • how bad they are, and their cause
                    • how to manage the repair, with the minimum disruption to the community
                    • how to avoid leaks in the future

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