Tech Articles

Parallel with SOL 700

Tech Articles ID    KB8022083
Status:    Published
Published date:    04/24/2015
Updated:    06/29/2015
Reported In:   MSC Nastran - MSC Nastran - MD Explicit Nonlinear (SOL700)

Abstract (Question)


  • SOL 700 scales well with the number of processors.

Description (Answer)


Below is a chart for a model with varying number of processors.


Parallel processing for SOL 700 is implemented with two items:

  • Use "dmp700=n" on the command line.
  • Set the number of processors on the SOL entry:
         SOL 700,NLTRAN STOP=1,PATH=3,NPROC=n

Where "n" is the number of CPUs