Friday, January 5, 2018

Using The Simulation Task Manager in InfoSWMM and InfoSWMM_SA

Using Simulation Task Manager

Using Simulation Task Manager is simple and straightforward.
  • Enable Simulation Task Manager from the modeling software
  • Schedule the simulation task using Run Manager by using the command tools/preferences/operation Use Simulation Task Manager     
  • Manage scheduled simulations from Simulation Task Manager (Note:  The modeling software does not need to be open to manage and run simulations from Simulation Task Manager)
  • Update output results in the model when simulations are completed
The following is an example of using Simulation Task Manager with both the InfoSWMM and H2OMap SWMM modeling software.

Step 1

Open the Preferences dialog (  ) and select the Use Innovyze(R) Inc.  Simulation Task Manager option from the Operation Settings tab.

Step 2

Schedule a simulation using Run Manager.  Notice that the Run button has changed is now the Schedule Simulation button (  ).  After clicking this button, the simulation is sent to the Simulation Task Manager and the Simulation Task Manager Main Window will be launched.  The simulation can further be managed from there.  Note: When a simulation is run within the Simulation Task Manager environment, a copy of the input data is made as input for the simulation task.  This means that after scheduling the simulation task, you can change the input data in the model but future output results may differ.

Step 3

Manage all scheduled tasks from the Simulation Task Manager Main Window.  Task priority can be changed and simulations can be paused, deleted or started.

Step 4

Once the scheduled simulation tasks are completed, you will need to update the output results in the model to gain access to them.  This is done through Run Manager.  When results are available to load back into the model, the Open button  will change to the Results Pending button .  Click the Results Pending button to load the output data generated by the Simulation Task Manager back into the model.

Step 5

Multi core option  - if  you go to Simulation Options/Advanced Tab in Run Manager you can choose 1 to 7 cores to use during the simulation.  If you use 8 then the Maximum number of cores on your PC will be used up to 32 Cores.  Use 1 to 7 means use 1 to 7 cores, use 8 means use 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 or 32 cores.

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