Parallel solution technology is implemented as an option in the process settings for 3D Warp analysis to improve solution speed, especially for large models.
The average expected solution time speed-up factor for 2-CPU systems is 1.3 and for 4-CPU systems is 1.5, where the speed-up factor is calculated as the ratio of serial solution time to parallel solution time (based on elapsed wall clock time).
The parallel solution method is supported for shared memory multi-processor (SMP) systems, also known as multiple core systems. In SMP systems, all physical processors (cores) are in the same computer and access the full system memory, so data sharing is fast.
If you have hyperthreading enabled, then the number of processors available will appear to be twice the number of physical processors. However, this does not result in the most efficient parallel execution. For best results, the number of threads specified for parallelization should not exceed the number of physical processors available on the system.
To access the parallel solution option, ensure that you have specified an analysis sequence that includes Warp.