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Interruption of simulation

asked 2016-01-14 07:49:10 -0500

J Monteiro's avatar

updated 2016-01-14 07:49:48 -0500

I'm simulating a big building in openstudio, and the total time of simulation takes something like 5-6 hours. It´s possible to interrupt the simulation and restart after in some point? Maybe silly question.

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Yes, you can do this from the operating system shell. Which operating system are you using?

__AmirRoth__'s avatar __AmirRoth__  ( 2016-01-14 09:06:43 -0500 )edit

I'm using windows 10.

J Monteiro's avatar J Monteiro  ( 2016-01-14 09:28:52 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-01-14 09:39:59 -0500

You should be able to put your computer to sleep and then have the simulation pick up when the computer wakes up, but there is no pause button that allows you to stop it without the computer going to sleep, other than canceling it. It should only be using one processor (unless you are using PAT), so it shouldn't be hogging too many computer resources.

If you are doing preliminary runs to check things out you could consider partial year runs, and you may also want to investigate ways to speed up the simulation, often geometry complexity is the culprit, but there could be convergence problems.

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In a normal simulation I can use more than one processor?

J Monteiro's avatar J Monteiro  ( 2016-01-14 09:44:20 -0500 )edit

A single simulation uses an entire core - unless you're using some very advanced functionality in RunManager that allows you to segment annual simulations. PAT will spread multiple simulations across available cores.

ljbrackney's avatar ljbrackney  ( 2016-01-14 10:30:10 -0500 )edit

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