Phase2 Version 8
Phase2 version 8 It’s faster, easier and more powerful than ever. Phase2 8.0 is an important upgrade which will benefit advanced users and beginners alike. This article summarizes the major new features of version 8.0 including:
- 64 bit multi-core parallel processing
- Probabilistic analysis using the point estimate method
- Discrete strength function
- Customized mesh regions
- Many other additions and improvements
64-bit, Multi-core Parallel Processing Phase2 version 8 is the first Rocscience program available as a 64-bit version, and is built for Intel 64 microprocessor architectures. Intel 64 is the most popular 64-bit microprocessor architecture among Windows users that run 64-bit versions of the Windows operating system. For Phase2 users, this new 64-bit version means that they can run much larger models with many more degrees of freedom than ever possible with the 32-bit version of the program. With larger models, the computation time needed to solve the problem increases multifold. Phase2 8.0 is designed to use all processor cores available in the system to accelerate computation and speed up analysis. Using state-of-the-art multi-threading techniques, Phase2 8.0 users can expect a 2, 3, or 4+ fold faster computation time commensurate with the number of cores on the system. With multi-core processors being common place today, Phase2 8.0 optimizes its use of the system’s resources to quickly provide users with solutions.