Montreal, Canada – Infolytica Corporation announced that MagNet, the company’s electromagnetic field simulation software based on finite element analysis, will include significant changes in the next release which is due out this fall. Version 7 will be a multi-threaded application and will leverage the computation power available with multicore platforms.
Preview of the new MagNet 7 interface. Model shown is a clawpole alternator.
MagNet v7 will see a radical transformation in the computational algorithms for solving, post-processing, meshing and other features of the software. The algorithms are parallelized to run on multiple cores simultaneously and allow for multi-threaded operations. The end result is significant speed ups in the software.
To demonstrate the increase in performance, a transient 3D simulation of a clawpole alternator was performed using an internal build MagNet v7 on a quadcore processor. A combination of system improvements and using multi-threaded algorithms, a speed up factor of 2.8x was achieved on two threads, increasing to 3.8x using four threads.
MagNet v7 also features other improvements, such as a refreshed and reorganized graphical user interface that includes new CAD functionality and crisper post-processing visualizations.
ThermNet v7, the thermal simulation software which couples with MagNet for accurate heating and loss predictions, is also updated to include the same enhancements.
ElecNet v7, the electric field simulation software from Infolytica, is also due out at the same time.
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