The improvements made to the FEA processing for the 2013 release are making a huge difference for our FEA analysis. We are finally able to use all of our cores! This screenshot is from one of my engineers on his iMac.
Our FEA studies compute times have been reduced a great deal. My people are actually running finer meshes because it is faster.
Great work Autodesk - these are the sorts of improvements that save a company like mine money.