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GPU runtime results for 2D InfoWorks ICM models (November 2017 update)

This is the fourth 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 … Continue reading

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GPU runtime results for 2D InfoWorks ICM models (June 2017 update)

This is the third 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 … Continue reading

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GPU runtime results for 2D InfoWorks ICM models (2016 update)

It’s been almost four years since I first published a blog on run times for 2D simulations conducted on GPU cards back in December 2012. Since that time, NVIDIA have continually evolved their GPU technology. By comparison, over the same … Continue reading

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Using multiple GPU Cards with InfoWorks ICM

Custom GPU Settings – available since InfoWorks ICM v6.0 When a Desktop or Workstation contains multiple GPU cards, the 2D engine in InfoWorks ICM will cycle through all the available cards and pick one to use for each simulation. The criteria to select a card is … Continue reading

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Monitoring GPU card performance during InfoWorks ICM 2D runs

You don’t need to worry about specifying particular settings to optimize the GPU card for InfoWorks ICM Simulations. The card will simply go just as fast as it can for any given 2D simulation. InfoWorks ICM provides confirmation that the GPU is active during the … Continue reading

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Runtime comparisons for 2D models in InfoWorks ICM

We’ve recently conducted some comparative tests on a selection of different 2D models, each run on a range of different PC hardware.  The aim of the tests was to see what influence the hardware had on runtimes, and particularly the … Continue reading

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Is RAM important for InfoWorks ICM Simulations?

The Simulation engine in InfoWorks ICM is very efficient and needs very little RAM for 1D pipe and channel networks.  Even for quite large models containing many thousands of pipes and manholes, InfoWorks ICM only needs 100’s of Megabytes of RAM … Continue reading

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Which GPU card is best for InfoWorks ICM?

GPU cards come into play with the simulation of 2D meshes in InfoWorks ICM.  The biggest speed gain is when the majority of mesh elements are wet.  As the mesh dries out, the influence of the 2D calculations becomes less … Continue reading

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