HPC Options for HFSS

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The latest HFSS release contains a wide array of powerful new features and enhancements. Included are some dramatic additions to the product’s high-performance computing (HPC) capability. These improvements allow efficient simulation of large, complex problems and enhanced insight that would be difficult or impossible to obtain any other way. Engineers today use multicore computers that are often connected to other machines via high-speed net- works. In many cases, organizations have access to an enormous amount of computer power. To assist in leveraging these resources, HFSS offers three HPC solution options: multiprocessing (MP) and the domain decomposition method (DDM), both used for exploiting multiple cores for a single simulation, and the distributed solve option (DSO), which enables consideration of multiple design points using distributed processors. All three options are designed to make efficient use of multicore and networked processing power. This article illustrates how the options can be applied and the potential of each.