November 04, 2005 Archives

04 November 2005

Drowning in data

arghh... I just can't cope any more. The CFD cases I'm running at the moment need about a gig of RAM to run in. That's big, but it's manageable because I only need to run one at once.

The problem is that because there's a slight possibility that I may need to do further analysis on the data at some point in the future, and so I save all of that to disk every now and again (every 25s of simulation time, or 18 hours of real time, for up to four cases running simultaneously)

Net results: over 1 Gb a day being added to hard drives that are essentially "nearly full" almost all the time.

Posted by Robert Hart | Permanent Link | Categories: PhD