To run parallel FLUENT using the graphical user interface, type the usual startup command without a version (i.e., fluent -t2), and then use the Select Solver panel (Figure 31.3.1) to specify the parallel architecture and version information.
Perform the following actions:
If you prefer to select a specific interconnect, you can choose either Ethernet/Shared Memory MPI, Myrinet, Infiniband, or Ethernet via sockets. For more information about these interconnects, see Table 31.2.1, Table 31.2.2, and Table 31.2.3.
| The first time that you try to run
FLUENT in parallel, a separate Command Prompt will open prompting you to verify the current Windows account that you are logged into. Press the
<Enter> key if the account is correct. If you have a new account password, enter in your password and press the
<Enter> key, then verify your password and press the
<Enter> key. Once the username and password have been verified and encrypted into the Windows Registry, then
FLUENT parallel will launch.