ANSYS® Fluent™ 15 has been released and introduces a new parallel compatible FVUNS export for FieldView. We recommend that this export be used as the default for all ANSYS Fluent datasets as it will result in dramatic performance increases. Performance increases of 5x on 8 cores are typical and this performance boost comes at no cost to FieldView users.
FieldView 14 standard licenses support use of up to 8 processor cores per dataset. For HPC users, additional scalability (32, 64, or unlimited cores) is available at moderate additional cost. Run FieldView on a local system, on-site or cloud-based server, even across virtualized resources all standard and with maximum performance.
The export is available from the FLUENT Text User Interface (TUI). Simple instructions are available from IL support.
Early Adopters are Reporting Sustainable Competitive Advantages
FieldView is designed for scalability. Every FieldView 14 license will run on 8 CPU cores per dataset and high performance computing (HPC) users can run 64 or unlimited cores at moderate additional cost, eliminating often prohibitive per-processor licensing fees. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) data management with FieldView 14 makes it easy to work with large amounts of data that reside anywhere: on a local workstation, on-site, remote or cloud-based server without sacrificing performance. Whether your data is measured in megabytes, gigabytes or terabytes, if you are waiting for data to copy or load, you will benefit from the speed and power of FieldView.
Sixteen different variations of alpha and Reynolds number are post-processed simultaneously on screen for the AIAA High Lift Prediction Workshop. FV14 permits 8 cores to be used in parallel for each dataset (a total of 128 cores in this example) with no additional license fees. FieldView image produced for AIAA High Lift Prediction Workshop by Intelligent Light.
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Smart CFD – FieldView 14 Will Address More Large Data and Parallel Computing Needs.
Intelligent Light’s Steve Legensky with
NASA Ames’ Tim Sandstrom stand in front of NASA’s Hyperwall. FieldView 13 is already helping NASA exploit HPC enabled CFD.
Smart CFD means addressing today’s challenges and preparing for tomorrow’s. Intelligent Light recognizes the pressing needs of the CFD community to manage ever-increasing amounts of data. We are developing FieldView product and support services to help our customers exploit these demanding trends and deliver accurate, thorough, and timely results to their organizations.
These trends include:
- Large files and remote computing requiring effective workflow design and data management.
- Enabling broader use of HPC resources.
- Driving toward a future where in-situ post-processing becomes an everyday tool freeing users from the burdens of huge volumes of CFD files.
The upcoming FieldView 14 release (available September, 2013) will build on the product’s long heritage of supporting HPC users and helping them work productively with their HPC systems both local and remote. FieldView 14 will deliver CFD post-processing benefits including:
- New, free and low-cost FieldView tools for working with and sharing XDB files
- The included high performance dataset reads enabled by FieldView Dataguide for all FieldView 14 users as part of the standard license. Dataguide eliminates the need to rewrite/reformat your files and automatically reports function, min/max, and location data on read in.
- “Parallel Power to the People” – As multi-core and parallel systems (SSI and clusters) are a standard part of today’s CFD computing workflow, all FieldView licenses will support the use of up to 8 cores per dataset in the standard license
- No cost upgrades to parallel for annual and supported licenses.
- Current parallel licenses will receive a no-cost upgrade.
- No increase in costs for support or renewal for existing users.
“It was really exciting to be part of the Spring Seminar last month, organized by VINAS, our partners in Japan. We’ve traveled to Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo to meet our Japanese user community and give them a first look at our upcoming release, FieldView 14. We keep getting great feedback and it seems that everyone wants to try the new multi-window capability, comparing multiple designs in a single FieldView session.”
Yves-Marie Lefevbre, FieldView Sales & Support Engineer