[MBDyn-users] SMP/Parallel Processing

masarati at aero.polimi.it masarati at aero.polimi.it
Thu Feb 11 09:01:36 CET 2010

> Blender and MBDyn realtime with pilot-in-the-loop works great! However,
> MBDyn is performance constrained with one CPU at 100% utilization while
> the
> other is at 0%.  What is the best approach to increase MBDyn processing
> speed?  A large SMP machine and/or a networked cluster could be built if
> useful to MBDyn.

MBDyn has some (limited) capability to spread load on SMP machines. 
However, for small models, no significant advantages result, because the
overhead related to scheduling multiple threads eats up all improvements.

If you build on a SMP machine with --enable-multithread and HP's
atomic_ops library is available, MBDyn will use multiple threads for
assembly and other operations.  You can try and see if you get any

Cheers, p.

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