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Parallel simulation for single IDF file in EnergyPlus

asked 2019-05-07 02:59:19 -0500

zhuazheng3 gravatar image

updated 2019-05-07 09:40:49 -0500

I am wondering whether single IDF file can be simulated in a multi-core machine with EnergyPlus engine and how? Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

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answered 2019-05-07 08:34:52 -0500

rafael.alonso gravatar image

As far as I know, this is not directly possible.

There are some explorations on how to break a simulation into several simulation periods and running them in parallel, to then joining the results once they are completed. However, I´d be very careful with this approach as it breaks the continuity from one simulation period to the next one, and could affect peak loads.

This is probably a good read in that direction, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dbTx...

Rafael

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