Exchange Data Between Servers#

In this example, 2 dpf’s servers will be started and a workflow will be created with a part on both servers. This example opens the possibility for a user to read data from a given machine and transform this data on another without any more difficulties than working on a local computer

from ansys.dpf import core as dpf
from ansys.dpf.core import examples
from ansys.dpf.core import operators as ops

Create 2 servers#

Here the 2 servers are started on the local machine with start_local_server but, if the user has another server, he can connect on any dpf’s server on the network via: connect_to_server

# the as_global attributes allows to choose whether a server will be stored
# by the module and used by default
# Here, we choose the 1st server to be the default
server1 = dpf.start_local_server(as_global=True)
server2 = dpf.start_local_server(as_global=False)

# Check that the 2 servers are on different ports
print(server1.port, server2.port)


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Send the result file#

Here, the result file is sent in a temporary dir of the first server This file upload is useless in our case, since the 2 servers are locals

file = examples.complex_rst
file_path_in_tmp = dpf.upload_file_in_tmp_folder(file)

Create a workflow on the first server#

Create the model

model = dpf.Model(file_path_in_tmp)

# Read displacement
disp = model.results.displacement()

Create a workflow on the second server#

# Change the cartesian coordinates to cylindrical coordinates cs
coordinates = ops.geo.rotate_in_cylindrical_cs_fc(server=server2)

# Create the cartesian coordinate cs
cs = dpf.fields_factory.create_scalar_field(12, server=server2) = [1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0]


# choose the radial component to plot
comp = dpf.operators.logic.component_selector_fc(coordinates, 0, server=server2)

Pass data from one server to another#

fc_disp = disp.outputs.fields_container()
fc_copy = fc_disp.deep_copy(server=server2)

mesh_copy = model.metadata.meshed_region.deep_copy(server=server2)
# give a mesh to the field
fc_copy[0].meshed_region = mesh_copy
fc_copy[1].meshed_region = mesh_copy


Plot the output#

out = comp.outputs.fields_container()

# real part
mesh_copy.plot(out.get_field({"complex": 0}))

# imaginary part
mesh_copy.plot(out.get_field({"complex": 1}))
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