Engage your team with a flexible client-server approach to parallel processing
To reflect the distributed nature of the modern project team, STAR-CCM+ is written using a client server architecture. The server performs the numerical calculation while the client is used to control and visualize it.
  • STAR-CCM+’s CAD clients offer the chance to leverage advanced capabilities from within your familiar CAD and PLM environment. Using the Client-Server approach, a user can visualize results and underlying CAD geometry as the solver is executing on the cluster.
  • To reflect the distributed nature of the modern project team, STAR-CCM+ is written using a client-server architecture. The server performs the numerical calculation while the client is used to control and visualize it. Client-server architecture allows for visualizing results as they are generated remotely on an HPC cluster.
  • STAR-CCM+ interface showing a trim volume mesh of a Hum-vee : STAR-CCM+ employs a pipeline methodology to ensure that the path from initial geometry to mesh can be easily and robustly automated. This meshing process may be carried out interactively or in batch.

This approach means that while the simulation is run on a high performance compute cluster or a multi-core workstation or a mainframe computer, the STAR-CCM+ client may be used to analyze the data on a lightweight remote machine such as an ordinary laptop or desktop. Network traffic is kept to a minimum meaning that simulations may be controlled even when compute facilities are geographically remote, enabling a completely flexible work environment. Members of a team may also work in collaboration connecting multiple clients to a single STAR-CCM+ server.

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