This computer was build for the express purpose of conducting parallel computing runs of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations, along with other tasks involved in a medium-high complexity Computer Aided Engineering Workflow.
The i7-5960X, overclocked at a steady 4.3GHz, is able to process 15 million-cell geometry flow simulations with a run time of 8-18 hours, depending on the compute case setup. The XMP Profiles of the RAM was activated, and the sticks were set to run on quad channels. The primary Operating System and working directory was placed on the Samsung SSD, while the dual 2TB WD Hard Drives were set as the working directory for the computational simulations, in a RAID 0 Array. Post-Processing for CFD data is highly intensive, which was why the Quadro K4200 professional card was selected. The Corsair Case and PSU left much room to work with, allowing for comfortable overclocked stability. The 4K UHD Monitor and 3D Mouse also helped improve efficiency for data visualization and manipulation.