General Mechanical

General Mechanical

How can I open an extremely large RST file using Ensight?

    • saherrer
      Subscriber

      Hello all,

      I am trying to postprocess an mechanical run which created a large amount of data even after compression and reducing the timeframes saved. The run took place in an HPC cluster with 12 partitions, but each seperate rst file is  115MB and the size of the combined file is 1.3 GB. I'm trying to open this using 2 32-core nodes in our interactive cluster but I'm afraid it's taking too much time to open (20 min wait and still hasn't opened). Is there anything I could do to speed up the process?

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber

      1.3 GB is not extremely large. Have you tested the workflow you are following using a small file on the HPC cluster?  In my experience, interactive graphics don't work well on the HPC cluster. I always move the results file back to a workstation with a proper GPU for the display. 

    • saherrer
      Subscriber

      Yes, smaller files open without a problem. I will try your method and share this information with my tech department.

Viewing 2 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.