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Scott Newman

Hello Suman,

Please allow me to address your points one at a time.

  1. We do support HPC systems, however this is done through the Linux build of the product. What is done is the design is done on the windows machine and then a Linux design file (FDU) can be generated which can be run on the Linux simulator. You would need the add on license for the Linux simulator and would recommend you contact support (support@optiwave.com) to look at your options.
  2. There is not a legend available for videos but within the recording tab you can specify the upper and lower limits for your videos, assuming you are using one of the more recent releases of the product. You should also be aware that recording video significantly impacts how long your simulation will take. If you can I would recommend not recording videos for such a large simulation.
  3. If by output you are referring to the observation areas or observation lines then what you are seeing is the cumulative DFT of the field during a portion of the simulation. If you are running a pulsed simulation the timeframe is over the entire simulation and if you are running a CW there is a finalization section that is sized based on your central wavelength to be 10 periods that occurs once your requested time steps are completed.