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#1 stenman

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 03:23 PM

Hello all,

 

This is my first time on this site so I am looking forward to hearing from all of you.  I have come to this site in search of an answer to one specific question:

 

I have to conduct some modeling.  I do this by running huge numbers (13 million+) of instances of one program with small input changes at each instance.  The program takes about 1hr to run on a single core with no more than 2 gb of RAM needed.  I then need to compile and plot all the results at the very end of the sequence.  Since each instance is independent of the others, I am not interested in multi-core processing.

 

My restrictions are:

 

- The cheaper the better but a max budget of approximately 5000$

- My own computer coding is still what I would consider basic, I would prefer to use predeveloped systems rather than write my own

- I have access to large amounts of individual computer labs (at a university) but do not wish to have to run each computer individually (remote access is better obviously)

- The program uses MatLab to compile the results but it is a TCL based program called OpenSees

 

 

Basically, my understanding of the most efficient way of handling this operation is by having many individual cores available with a the token amount of RAM available to each.  I was thinking of a small server or a computer lab with an SSI type of set up.  Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated!  I am open to any solution

 

Regards


Edited by stenman, 22 December 2015 - 03:26 PM.


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#2 Captain_Chicken

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 09:26 PM

Well... if you are not looking for multiple core performance or gpu rendering, $5000 is a lot.
But here we go : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XdhRrH
You could put a linux distro on it or buy windows.

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