Mar 24, 2014 - 09:57 AM
If you use the Intel Fortran compiler, it will naturally split the simulation into multiple threads and spread the work across all the available CPU's. This results in faster simulations if you have more cores.
The new PSCAD X4 4.6.0 will be released sonn and will have an electric network interface that allows projects to push signals between projects. If the system designer is smart and splits his system up, more cores will be used effieciently to achieve faster simulations.
In conclusion, use PSCAD 4.6.0 with the latest Intel Fortran compiler and many CPU cores. This will give you the fastest posible simulations. I will be creating a video to demonstrate this soon. Please check the PSCAD youtube channel in January for the the new video.