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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:49 am 

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I am using Microsoft surface Pro4 for the Pvsyst simulation.
(i7-4650U(4 cores)/ 8G RAM/ 256G SSD /Intel HD graphics 5000/Win10pro 64bit/OpenGL 4.4)

I always use "Detailed electrical calculation" with lots of 3D ground/shading objects.
it will take 0.1~few hours according to the project, not bad at all.

I am wondering is it possible to accelerate the simulation with upgrading hardware?
And what are the key factors for the calculation speed?

Below are the key components:
1) CPU
Does multi-core help? or only single-core speed matter?

2) RAM
I know 4-8G RAM is totally enough for the current 32bit Pvsyst, but is it better to have 16G~ RAM for the new 64bit PVsyst 7?

3) Graphics card
Someone said the normal "gaming" graphics cards do not help, but is it better to have the Nvidia Quadro graphics card?

4) Hard disk/SSD
This should be very clear, SSD is pretty faster than mechanical hard disk.

Any other advice or recommendations?

Btw, is it possible to create a "Benchmark" project? :lol:
creating a sample project, and a "reasonable calculation time" as the score.

Everyone can download this "benchmark" project to test their computer,
they also can post their score and the hardware specification.

It should be a very good reference for engineers to choose hardware,
and it also can notice some guys who are suffering from the wrong setting (like wrong drivers).

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