Dear Dr. Jorgen,
I run ABAQUS/Standard in a combination of *Visco and *Static on a xp professional , core 2 duo 2.5Ghz with 3Gbs of Ram notebook.
The Abaqus , procedure however, does not use more than 1/3 to 1/2 of the availablee Ram and seems to prefer to write on HDD.Although I have chosen the maximum physical memory usage for it(100% and even it works with 150% when I choose the memory item by percentage).
Therefore i decided to use a Ramdisk(virtual drive out of ram memory which is said to be times faster than HDD in I/O procedures). to write and read scratch files, and added scratch='ramdisk directory' to abqus_v6.env at site folder.
But the procedure runtime didn't show a great difference than when this was in default setting. Also the scratch files were about 2 Mbs and not so huge to be meaningful I think.
Are there other intermediate files that if are located on ramdisk,make the /standard runtime shorter? How do you find the idea that I have used?
Thanks a lot for your concern,