Comparing Computer Run Time of Building Simulation Programs

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This paper presents an approach to comparing computer run time of building simulation programs. The computing run time of a simulation program depends on several key factors, including the calculation algorithm and modeling capabilities of the program, the run period, the simulation time step, the complexity of the energy models, the run control settings, and the software and hardware configurations of the computer that is used to make the simulation runs. To demonstrate the approach, simulation runs are performed for several representative DOE-2.1E and EnergyPlus energy models. The computer run time of these energy models are then compared and analyzed.

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Hong, Tianzhen; Buhl, Fred; Haves, Philip; Selkowitz, Stephen & Wetter, Michael July 23, 2008.

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This paper presents an approach to comparing computer run time of building simulation programs. The computing run time of a simulation program depends on several key factors, including the calculation algorithm and modeling capabilities of the program, the run period, the simulation time step, the complexity of the energy models, the run control settings, and the software and hardware configurations of the computer that is used to make the simulation runs. To demonstrate the approach, simulation runs are performed for several representative DOE-2.1E and EnergyPlus energy models. The computer run time of these energy models are then compared and analyzed.

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  • Journal Name: Building Simulation; Journal Volume: 1; Journal Issue: 3; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: September 2008

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  • Report No.: LBNL-800E
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 938416
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Hong, Tianzhen; Buhl, Fred; Haves, Philip; Selkowitz, Stephen & Wetter, Michael. Comparing Computer Run Time of Building Simulation Programs, article, July 23, 2008; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc899179/: accessed August 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.