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Running OpenStudio PAT 2.0 simulations on other local machine

asked 2017-04-26 06:04:59 -0500

updated 2017-08-20 14:57:53 -0500

I thought I would revise this two year old question Running OpenStudio PAT simulations on other local machine as I think it may be possible now: when I view the server that's launched on my primary machine it points to http://localhost:8081/. I guess it isn't a stretch to think I could launch a server on a secondary machine on my LAN network, and I could just use the "Run on Cloud" and point to the address, something like or something.

So, can I dispatch PAT runs to a server on another LAN machine?

Better, can I pool resources between machines, so that if I have many design alternatives, a specified number of alternatives could be run on each machine at the same time?

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The short answer is yes, you can dispatch PAT to run simulations on LAN machines, but this isn't for typical user, requires some knowledge to setup and maintain. Look at Larry's comment in this post about OpenStudio Server Git Repo.

David Goldwasser's avatar David Goldwasser  ( 2017-04-26 11:10:37 -0500 )edit

Even if I don't want to use the Algorithm Mode? The "lightweight" PAT server launched on another machine won't work?

Julien Marrec's avatar Julien Marrec  ( 2017-04-26 16:42:29 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-04-28 10:47:05 -0500

Yes you can do this. You'll want to setup the Dockerized version of OpenStudio Server on your other machine (see my answer in this post on how to do that).

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