[Fluent Inc. Logo] return to home search
next up previous contents index

6.6.2 Memory Usage

During a FLUENT session you may want to check the amount of memory used and allocated in the present analysis. FLUENT has a feature that will report the following information: the numbers of nodes, faces, cells, edges, and object pointers (generic pointers for various grid and graphics utilities) that are used and allocated; the amount of array memory (scratch memory used for surfaces) used and allocated; and the amount of memory used by the solver process.

You can obtain this information by selecting the Grid/Info/Memory Usage menu item.

Grid $\rightarrow$ Info $\rightarrow$ Memory Usage

The memory information will be different for UNIX and Windows systems.



UNIX Systems


On UNIX systems, the process memory information includes the following:



Windows Systems


On Windows systems, the process memory information includes the following:

Note the following:

On Windows systems, you can also get more information on the FLUENT process (or processes) by using the Task Manager (see your Windows documentation for details). For the serial version, the process image name will be something like fl542s.exe. For the parallel version, examples of process image names are as follows: cx332.exe ( Cortex), fl542.exe (solver host), and fl_smpi542.exe (one solver node).


next up previous contents index Previous: 6.6.1 Grid Size
Up: 6.6 Reporting Grid Statistics
Next: 6.6.3 Grid Zone Information
© Fluent Inc. 2006-09-20