Fluent 5 can be found for different operating systems (Unix, Windows...). In our school, Fluent 5 have been installed on PCs and Workstations. We have made a benchmark to compare the two different versions.
This benchmark is the case studied. The mesh is plotted below:
It contains 35 273 nodes and is a hybrid mesh.
The case have been solve with the options:
On the PCs (Pentium 233):
It takes 20 s to launch Fluent (may be due to the connextion to the server).
The problem have been solved in about 21 minutes and 40 s with 79 iterations.
On the workstations (Sun Ultra 1):
The problem have been solved in about 24 minutes with 79 iterations.
The computation on the PCs are faster than on a workstation of about 10 %. We have also check that the two results are the sames.