|InfoWorks ICM v7.5.2 (Build 15019) is now available for user download|
|ICM Workgroup Client||Innovyze Workgroup Client 220.127.116.1119 Setup (x86 and x64)|
|ICM Remote Agent||Innovyze Remote Agent 18.104.22.16819 Setup (x64 only)|
|Workgroup Data Server||Innovyze Workgroup Data Server 22.214.171.12419 Setup (x86 and x64)|
|Compatible 32-bit OS:||Desktop: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 10
Server: Windows Server 2008 R2
|Compatible 64-bit OS:||Desktop: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 10
Server: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
|Prerequisites:||Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0 (must be full install, not client profile)|
|Hardware Requirements:||CPU Speed: 2.2 GHz minimum or higher; Hyper-threading (HHT) or Multi-core recommended. Processor: Intel Core i3, i5, i7 or Xeon Processors; SSE2 (or greater). Memory/RAM: 4 GB minimum, at least 8Gb recommended. Screen Resolution: 1440 x 900 recommended or higher at Normal size (96dpi). Disk Space: 720 MB of free space to accommodate all installation files. Additional disk space needed for database and/or temporary working files. Keep at least 50Gb of disk space available for results files. Virtual memory system needs additional free disk space when working on large models. Video/Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and TESLA GPU cards supported for 2D Simulations. Minimum of 2Gb RAM, 4Gb suggested. Only TESLA cards are supported for simulations conducted on remote hosts (needs very latest NVidia drivers). Networking Hardware: Simple TCP/IP, Network Card or Microsoft Loopback Adapter is required for the Dongle License Manager and Remote Simulation/Meshing connections.|
|Software Authentication Choice|
|Software Key||Fixed Licence Key tied to one PC or Floating Licence Key served by the Innovyze Floating Licence Manager and available to many PC’s.|
|Hardware Lock (Dongle)||Local USB Dongle (Sentinel Pro, HASP HL Max) for single PC or a Network USB Dongle (HASP HL Net) for LAN/WAN installations.|
|Compatible GIS:||ESRI ArcGIS 9.3 and 10.0 thru 10.5 inclusive (Check your PC ability to run ArcGIS)
MapInfo Professional 10.5 or above
|Compatible Database:||Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008 or 2012; Oracle RDBMS v9i, v10g or v11g|
The Model Build Process is where lots of RAM is required, particularly when using GIS layers in the GeoPlan or if the model contains a significant number of polygons. For regular 1D models, 2Gb of available RAM is usually more than enough (remember that the OS usually needs around 1.5Gb for itself, so a sensible spec for a machine would be at least 4Gb RAM). If models contain 2D meshes, the RAM requirements can grow substantially, especially for generating meshes in excess of 1,000,000 triangles, so 8Gb would be a good starting point for 2D modelling.
Simulation speed is entirely dependent on how many processors the computer has, the clock speed of the processors and how many cores each processor contains. All InfoWorks ICM Simulations are multi-core aware and have been tested up to 32 cores. Simulations will consume 90% to 100% of the resources available, unless you explicitly restrict/limit the number of threads that can be utilised. For the very best all round results use the latest Intel (i.e. Core-i7 or multi-core Xeon) processor and install at least 8Gb of RAM. As a general rule, the more cores your Workstation/Server has the better, although the gains for 1D simulations do start to tail off once you reach 12 cores.
The 1D Simulation engine in InfoWorks ICM is very efficient and needs very little RAM. Even for quite large models you’ll only need 100’s of Megabytes of RAM for the Simulation, not Gigabytes. However, Water Quality Simulations require significantly more memory resources than basic hydraulic calculations, as do any 2D simulations.
The network speed and bandwidth between the local client running InfoWorks ICM, the data store, the Coordinator, the Remote Agent running simulations and the shared results store (Remote Root) is critical. Anything less than a Gigabit connection and you run the risk of file and results transfers being rather slow, and holding up other processes. The files associated with ICM are no different to any other dataset. They are a mixture of binary and text files. If a set of results is 4Gb in size, it will take just as long to move around the network as any other 4Gb file would from any other type of application.
Innovyze have written a number of Blogs on configuring systems to give best performance with ICM. Some posts that might be of particular interest are:-
- A typical set-up for InfoWorks ICM
- Setting up Simulation Servers for InfoWorks ICM
- Is RAM important for InfoWorks ICM Simulations?
- Optimum configurations for InfoWorks ICM Simulations
- Which GPU card is best for InfoWorks ICM?
- Monitoring GPU card performance during InfoWorks ICM 2D runs
- Using multiple GPU Cards with InfoWorks ICM
Simulations and runtimes
- Runtime comparisons for 2D models in InfoWorks ICM
- GPU runtime results for 2D InfoWorks ICM models (2016 update)
- Why is it so difficult to predict run times in 1D/2D models?
- Powerful Simulation Options in InfoWorks ICM
- InfoWorks Simulations (32-bit vs. 64-bit)
- Fixed and Floating licences for InfoWorks ICM
- Floating Licences : Network Dongles vs. Software Keys
- InfoWorks ICM : Network Dongle Selection Method
- InfoWorks ICM : Soft Licence Key Selection Method
- Map Control in InfoWorks
- Considerations when importing an InfoWorks CS model into InfoWorks ICM and vice-versa
- 2D Meshing in the presence of curved edges
- Editing River Reach River and Bank Section Data Manually in InfoWorks ICM
- A quick way to check whether a river bank is connected to 2D
- Don’t forget your 2D Initial Conditions!
- Inline Banks in InfoWorks ICM
- Setting up a PDM in InfoWorks ICM
- Modelling of pressure pipes (including forcemains) in InfoWorks ICM
- A Guide to the ‘Stored’ Flood Type in InfoWorks ICM
- Groundwater Infiltration Module in InfoWorks ICM
- A new approach to the simulation of flow transfer between 1D and 2D domains at 2D Manholes
- Representing Bridge Losses within InfoWorks ICM
- Setting Antecedent Wetness Conditions for the New UK Runoff Model in InfoWorks ICM
- Using the Simplified Runoff Model in InfoWorks ICM
- Breach Modelling in InfoWorks ICM
- Exporting River Sections Results
Water Quality Modelling
- Water Quality Modelling in InfoWorks ICM
- Water Quality Options in InfoWorks ICM
- Water Quality in InfoWorks ICM: Non-Conservative Pollutants
- 2D Suspended Sediment Modelling in InfoWorks ICM
- More 2D Sediment Modelling Options in InfoWorks ICM
If you have any problems at all using InfoWorks ICM, please just make contact with our Technical Support Group. You can e-mail them on firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.