Recommended Job Environments for Nimbix Cloud

Below we will list the Nimbix recommended choices when building out your job environment in some of our most popular applications. These choices are what Nimbix recommends to start with to ensure the best experience when beginning your work in the Nimbix Cloud. 

The recommendations are subject to change and additional recommendations will be added in the future. If you run into any issues with these recommendations, please let us know by emailing us at support@nimbix.net

Ansys Fluids

Version Recommended MPI Recommended Storage
2021 R2 Intel Elastic_File /Performance_SSD
2021 R1 Intel Elastic_File /Performance_SSD
2020 R2 Intel Elastic_File /Performance_SSD
2020 R1 Intel Elastic_File /Performance_SSD
2019 R3 IBM Elastic_File /Performance_SSD
2019 R2 IBM Elastic_File /Performance_SSD
2019 R1 IBM Elastic_File /Performance_SSD

 

Ansys Structures

Version Recommended MPI Storage
2021 R2 Intel Performance_SSD Required
2021 R1 Intel Performance_SSD Required
2020 R2 Intel Performance_SSD Required
2020 R1 IBM Performance_SSD Required
2019 R3 IBM Performance_SSD Required
2019 R2 IBM Performance_SSD Required
2019 R1 IBM Performance_SSD Required

 

Ansys Electronics

Version Recommended MPI Recommended Storage
2021 R2 Intel Performance_SSD
2021 R1 Intel Performance_SSD
2020 R2 Intel Performance_SSD
2020 R1 Intel Performance_SSD
2019 R3.7 Intel Performance_SSD
2019 R2 Intel Performance_SSD
2019 R1 Intel Performance_SSD

 

STAR-CCM (EFA)

Version Recommended MPI Zone Storage Recommended Machines
2021.3 Open MPI US-02/US-03 Elastic_File /Performance_SSD n9-us-02/n9-us-03
2021.2.1 Open MPI US-02/US-03 Elastic_File /Performance_SSD n9-us-02/n9-us-03
2021.2.1 Open MPI US-02/US-03 Elastic_File /Performance_SSD n9-us-02/n9-us-03
  • Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) is a network interface for Amazon EC2 instances that enables customers to run applications requiring high levels of inter-node communications at scale. We recommend these low latency machines because they can provide solutions much faster than the ethernet machines listed below in some cases. Read more about EFA here: https://aws.amazon.com/hpc/efa/

 

STAR-CCM 

Version Recommended MPI Zone Storage Recommended Machines
2021.3 Open MPI US-01/US-02/US-03 Elastic_File /Performance_SSD n9-us-01/n9-eth-us-02/n9-eth-us-03
2021.2.1 IBM* US-01/US-02/US-03 Elastic_File /Performance_SSD n9-n9-us-01/n9-eth-us-02/n9-eth-us-03
2021.1.1 IBM* US-01/US-02/US-03 Elastic_File /Performance_SSD n9-us-01/n9-eth-us-02/n9-eth-us-03
2021.1 IBM* US-01/US-02/US-03 Elastic_File /Performance_SSD n9-us-01/n9-eth-us-02/n9-eth-us-03
2020.3.1 IBM* US-01/US-02/US-03 Elastic_File /Performance_SSD n9-us-01/n9-eth-us-02/n9-eth-us-03
2020.2.1 IBM* US-01/US-02/US-03 Elastic_File /Performance_SSD n9-us-01/n9-eth-us-02/n9-eth-us-03
2020.1.1 IBM* US-01/US-02/US-03** Elastic_File /Performance_SSD n9-us-01/n9-eth-us-02/n9-eth-us-03
2019.3.1 IBM* US-01/US-02/US-03 Elastic_File /Performance_SSD n9-us-01/n9-eth-us-02/n9-eth-us-03

* If running on more than 8192 cores, Intel MPI is required

** If running on more than  270 cores on version 2020.1.1, it is recommended to run in US-02/US-03.

 

 

 

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